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The multi-platinum mixing and recording engineer discusses mixing Rush for 5.1 surround, his tips for mixing large drum sets and multi-amped guitars – and which plugin he’d take with him if he time-traveled back to analog days.

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What affects emotion and power in any drum mix? Learn how to balance transients and sustain energy to get your drums to smack, pop and cut through the mix.

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Getting a clear, punchy mix is not just about processing and effects – it starts with setting the right gain levels at which you track and mix. Get tips on how to achieve proper gain staging – including how a good, simple VU meter can help you.

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The vocal producer for Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert reveals his secrets for crafting a killer vocal chain that will make any singer feel comfortable and inspired.

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Harmonic distortion was a given in the analog recording world and helped create excitement in analog recordings: get tips on how to achieve it in-the-box.

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Get tips on how to choose and use different EQ plugins modeled on vintage hardware equalizers, and find out why engineers are still using these tried-and-true EQs after decades of recording technology innovation.

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The Audio Lead at L.A.’s Insomniac Games and sound designer for Sunset Overdrive and Spider-Man shares his work methods and favorite tools and techniques.

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Which plugin gave “Uptown Funk” a tougher sound? How many drum mics were used on Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black? Find out in this exclusive interview.

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The innovative technology behind new Waves plugins, Organic ReSynthesis goes beyond traditional synthesis in allowing radical yet natural-sounding sound manipulation. Find out how it works.

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Need to mix audio for 360 videos or VR projects and not sure where to start? Get a jumpstart with this basic guide to Ambisonics B-format, the most widely used audio format for 360 applications.

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