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EQ seems straightforward, so it’s hard to imagine why so many myths have developed around this popular audio processor. But they have—so let’s debunk 12 of the most prevalent myths!

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A great mix begins even before the audio leaves the speakers. Learn good practices of track prep, file management, gain structure and plugin template setup to prepare your productions for a killer mix.

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Choosing which plugins to add to your creative arsenal can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled a “shopping guide” of all-time user favorites to help you find the essentials for your productions and mixes.

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Let’s set the record straight! When it comes to mixing, few audio processors are surrounded by as many myths as compressors. We picked 11 popular myths to separate the facts from fiction.

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There’s nothing quite like the glue, punch and excitement that a lightly hit mix bus compressor can add to a song. In this old-school shootout, we compare 6 different compression flavors for your mix bus.

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From Chic to Daft Punk, the sound of Nile Rodgers’ funk guitar playing is unmistakable. We break down all the steps of creating a Chic-sounding production and give you free presets to get you that funk sound.

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Panning doesn’t have to just be left, center or right. Start using panning as imaging and stereo placement controls within your 3D mix canvas, using the free “Real Panning” StudioRack chain preset.

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The CLA MixHub plugin emulates the sound and workflow of mix legend Chris Lord-Alge’s analog SSL console. Learn 6 tips to harness its analog saturation, multiple compression flavors and flexible signal chain.

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Vocals are the most important part of any song, but sometimes getting a good sound can take forever—so call up Lead Vocal 101, incl. chain preset with the free StudioRack, and you’ll have a mixed vocal in seconds.

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Chorus, tremolo, phaser & flanger are some of the most useful and creative mixing and production tools available. Learn the uniqueness of each effect and use them to create space, width, rhythm and psychedelic character.

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