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Merijn Scholte Albers and Harm Coolen—the Amsterdam-based electronic duo known as Weval—discuss production & mixing efforts on their latest album, The Weight, and serve up 6 simple tips for adding depth to your music and staying committed to the mix.

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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 5 different compression flavors for your mix bus.

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Putting a brickwall limiter at the end of the master chain is a staple in the sound of modern releases, but you have many different options. Here we’ll guide you through picking the most effective limiter for your music.

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These two classic Neve console EQ’s shaped generations of popular music, but what makes each one distinct? Get your gear-nerd hat on and read our contrast between the plugins, so you can effectively use the legendary “big” sound.

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FOH/monitor engineer Brandon Blackwell (Camila Cabello, Big Sean, PartyNextDoor) discusses his current live setup, keeping turnt-up sound under control and meeting the challenges of the road head-on for A$AP Rocky’s Injured Generation Tour.

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They all have “that API sound,” but it’s important to choose the right tool for the job. We’ve mapped out the differences between these classic designs so you can make musical decisions about when to use which EQ.

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Producer, engineer, mixer Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Charli XCX) discusses working on Maroon 5’s sixth studio album: Red Pill Blues and provides valuable insights into the production and hit making process.

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Reverbs and delays are what give mixes character, but don’t just ‘set and forget’. Learn how to enrich your FX tails using EQ, compression and other processors, to really bring out the song’s personality.

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A strong low end is the foundation for any good mix. Learn how to customize your listening environment and enhance your mixing skills to really get the bass pumping like it should.

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Are you ever getting back from a mixing break to find your song has gone in the wrong direction? Do the tracks that started out vibey now seem boring and lifeless? Over-using plugin processing is something every mixer must be careful with. Here we’ll tell you how.

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