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Richard Chycki is the go-to mixing and recording engineer for Rush, Alice Cooper, Dream Theater and Aerosmith. We’ve asked him how he integrates the Nx Virtual Mix Room plugin into his mixing and recording workflows.

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When making a record, integrating music theory concepts can bring your productions to the next level. Learn how to make use of instrument tuning, optimal vocal ranges, chord voicings and timbre to create better recordings.

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“Nx gives me a new perspective on my mixes: I can hear how they’ll sound in different environments, and it reveals problems I wasn’t aware of.” Learn how sound designer Graham Reznick uses Nx for spatial monitoring on headphones.

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Abbey Road J37 and Kramer Master Tape give the authentic sound of two classic tape recorders—without the drama of maintenance, variable tape quality, or high tape costs. Dive into the sound and differences of the two emulations.

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We all want a solid sub-bass foundation in our tracks, but what other creative ways can you experiment with sub treatments like Submarine? We got a handful of pros to share their tips and presets on using the plugin and working creatively with sub design.

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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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