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What works for mixing lead vocals isn’t necessarily best for backing vocals, which need to complement the lead and enhance the song’s arrangement. Use StudioRack’s ‘BVox Polish’ plugin chain preset to polish BVs to perfection.

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Follow these 12 steps to transform raw vocal tracks into a performance that is finished with polish and sheen. Make sure you’re not missing out on anything in your vocal mixing process, from editing to adding EQ and compression.

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The “Classic Oldies” preset includes all the elements of old analog recording chains: passive EQ, optical compression, analog tape saturation and non-linear consoles. Get this sound in the StudioRack plugin chain.

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Learn how to mix drums from start to finish, from setting compression and EQ to correcting phase problems and manipulating transients. Then, finalize your drum mix with parallel compression, and add depth and dimension with reverb.

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Seven leading producers, mixers and DJs share their tips on how to get the most punch, clarity and low-end impact out of your 808 drums and bass lines.

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Learn when to choose different reverb types, whether to make your reverb dry or wet, how to set pre-delay and reverb time – and why reverb size matters!

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New to the world of music production? This article will explain the various steps involved when making music and help you organize the process in your head.

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Low-level compression is a fantastic technique to bring out the subtleties of a performance. Learn a method of combining the Waves MV2 with a distortion to get great-sounding and creative results.

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Multi-platinum producer/mixer Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, The Strokes, Erykah Badu) discusses working on the zef side of things with Yo-Landi Vi$$er & Ninja, and takes us into the mixing & production behind Die Antwoord's latest album House of Zef.

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Translating an FOH mix to a live stream or broadcast mix may seem like a simple conversion task. However, many problems can arise including loudness, dynamic range, overall tonality and consistency. Learn how Waves Playlist Rider can help remedy these issues.

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