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Technology in the 1980s changed the game for record making, as synthesizers, drum machines, automation, sampling and other studio trickery entered the market. Draw inspiration from the era’s sounds for your mixes.

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A good reverb can add life, depth and richness to a track. But sometimes two reverbs together are what’s needed. Learn how to create innovative, musically useful effects by doubling up your reverb plugins.

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Danish multi-artist and music producer Anders Trentemøller discusses some of his trademark sound design techniques—Combining retro tech with modern mixing approaches and why he chose the road not taken for his fifth studio album "Obverse".

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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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