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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.

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.…

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.

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…

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.

Minimal Techno Sound Design Using Soundtoys

If you want to sharpen your sound design skills, we’d recommend looking at the excellent suite of plugins from…

Adding Compression And Colour With Mathew Lane’s TiCo

We take a deep dive into the combination compressor and saturator and use it to add shine and presence to a house track.

Adding Rhythmic Delay And Reverb To A Static Melody

Rhythmic effects can inject energy into synth lines. We use Baby Audio’s Spaced Out delay and reverb plugin to bring groove to a tightly quantized chord stab line.

Getting Drum Machine Samples From Raw To Production-Ready

There’s a difference between raw drum machine samples and production-ready ones. We show you how to get your percussion samples in shape.

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