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The breadth of sounds you have access to with virtual instruments is enormous. Learn how to make your MIDI sounds “real” using velocity automation, articulations, modulation, re-amping and FX.

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Waves Bass Rider takes bass mixing “back to the future,” updating the concept of gain-riding with speed, precision and musicality. Craig Anderton shows you how to mix your bass tracks like the pros.

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“Old Town Road” is the country-trap song that coined a genre, caused controversy in Nashville, and became the longest-running Billboard #1 in history. We spoke to Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki who mixed the new version featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

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The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin makes headphone mixing more like the experience of using monitors. Find out what happened when the same song was mixed with and without it.

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Why settle for the same familiar sounds with guitar reverb in your mix? With a few simple concepts and some creativity, you can customize your guitar reverb treatments for the song and take them to the next level.

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What are all the different types of EQs, and when do you use them? Do you go with broad or surgical? Graphic or parametric? Dynamic or static? Read our beginners guide to navigate the right choice for any situation.

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Samples have become so ubiquitous in music production, it’s rare to be mixing a track without at least one sampled element: a one-shot, beat, loop or recorded ambience. We go through the essential mix steps.

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1970s recordings saw a rapid improvement in technology from the previous decade, which resulted in some signature sonic tones. Get inspired using the authentic sounds of the era when mixing in the box.

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“Weird Al” is back with his full band, backup singers and a 71-piece symphony orchestra! We asked FOH engineer Albert Rettich aka “Big Al” to talk about how he mixes Weird Al's most full-blown, over-the-top extravaganza ever—The Strings Attached Tour.

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Headphones are a practical monitoring alternative to loudspeakers, but can you accurately mix on them with results you can trust to translate? Read our guide to solving headphone issues with Waves Abbey Road Studio 3.

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