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The LA-2A and LA-3A are two of the most famous compressors of all time and have long been favorites for vocals, bass and other instruments. See our comparison between the tube and solid-state models and learn how to best use them for your tracks.

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Layering your lead vocal with doubles can add thickness, color and lift to the most important element of any song; the lyrics and melody. We explore numerous ways you can achieve that rich vocal sound in your mix.

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Getting a fat but tight low end is the holy grail of mixing, but the trick is using the correct tool for the job. We compare 4 different bass and sub plugins – Submarine, LoAir, R-Bass and MaxxBass – to show you how to always get a perfect low end.

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“I was always looking for a scalable mixer I could work on at home and then take out on the road,” says Adam Pendse, FOH engineer for UK’s The Editors. We asked Adam about his experience mixing hundreds of shows with eMotion LV1.

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Reverb can put a vocal in a myriad of different spaces, but your choice of space and how you set the parameters will dramatically affect the mood of the track. Learn how to tweak your vocal reverb to make your mix sing.

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The classic consoles on which these plugins are modeled were the centerpieces of Abbey Road’s music revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Learn what they sound like, the differences between them, and how each can contribute differently to your mixes.

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‘60s recordings were limited by the technology available, but the sound is still loved by producers and music fans alike. See how you can emulate the warmth and character of those classic records when mixing in the box.

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What are your go-to reverbs? Do you choose organic, realistic sounding room and plate models, or do you prefer '80s style digital reverb effects? Tell us what you use in your mixes!

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Are you nostalgic for the days of analog gear? See how you can get inside the mind of an old-school engineer and “build” your own vintage studio in the box, to mix like they once did.

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Can laptop mixes win you a Grammy? Oh yes, says Jeff Juliano, whose 2019 Grammy-winning mixes for Nashville megastars Dan + Shay were all done 100% in the box. We got Jeff to share his mixing philosophy and go-to plugin chains.

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