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Getting Vocals Release Ready With Leapwing UltraVox

You’ve recorded vocals but where do you go from there? We show you how to add dynamics, saturation, and polish to a vocal group with one plugin.

Dynamic 2-Step Beats With Audiomodern Playbeat 3

In this article we use Playbeat 3’s randomization and Auto-Remix features to program a swung beat with constant variation. 

How To EQ A Mix

EQ is one of the three fundamental tools used to shape the mix. Bruce Aisher explains how to use it…

Vocal Chopping & Pitching

We outline some of the most effective techniques for integrating sampled vocals with your track.…

Organising Samples With AI And Waves Cosmos

Get your unwieldy sample folder under control with Waves’ Cosmos, a free AI-powered sample organizer. We walk you through the process.

Frequency Sidechaining With Oeksound soothe2

article, we apply the lesser discussed Sidechain feature of Soothe 2 to a breakbeat mix. We’ll use it to make the vocals and kick pop out over the harmonic elements and subby low end. This might just be the sidechaining secret weapon we’ve been waiting for!

Mix Bus Compression

If you’re not careful, compressing the mix bus can be a fast route to a dull, lifeless track. Bruce…

Layering Claps and Snares

If you can’t find the perfect snare or clap sample, make your own. Layering samples allows you to create…

Can Denise Audio’s ‘Perfect Room’ Give Us ‘Perfect Space’ Reverb?

Room-style reverb can bring a sense of intimacy to a track. We use Denise’s Perfect Room to vibe up a chill downtempo song.

Does Plugin Order Matter?

Is the order of plugins in a chain important? The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated.

Six Tips for Mixing and Producing with Waves Plugins

In this tutorial we look at some of our go-to Waves plugins and their applications across a full beat. 

Limiting For Streaming With AI And Sonible smart:limit

We use AI and limiting to help bring a house track up to Spotify’s target loudness level with Sonible smart:limit.

Learn How To Produce Disco Using Toontrack

Have you ever wondered how to create a disco track? Learn how from this tutorial on producing disco music using…

Lo-fi House Using The New Retro Fi Plugin From Waves

We use Waves’ new lo-fi chain plug-in, Retro Fi, to add warm analogue-style textures and character to a house beat.

Rethinking Compression: 3 Techniques You Should Be Using

There’s more to compression than just clamping down on dynamics. We show you three ways to expand your compression toolkit.

Adding Quality And Clarity To Your Mix with Oeksound’s Soothe2

We put Soothe2 to the test on the stems and mix bus of a deep house track.

How to Improve The Sound Of Your Home Studio

It’s important to learn how to sound treat a home studio. In this piece, we’re going to look…

Creating House Piano Chords with Toontrack’s EZKeys

Nothing screams classic house music more than house piano chords. In this tutorial, we show you how to make classic…

Using Bi-Polar Distortion On a Bassline With Rift by Minimal Audio

In this article, we are using a bass hit one shot in Ableton Live and applying modulating filters plus bi…

Balancing A Disco Track

We use compression, EQ, modulation and spatial widening to balance a disco mix and create focus.

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