Charles Hoffman

You’ve finished a record and you’re ready to play some shows, but the songs weren’t created with live performance in mind. Learn essential tips in this adaptation process to make your shows entertaining and sound great.

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Top-down mixing is a reverse approach where you begin with your stereo bus and work your way to the individual tracks. Learn how to utilize this method for musical sounding mixes, efficient results and less CPU load.

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These are the “bread and butter” tools of a mix engineer’s kit. Learn how to get your song sounding like a finished record with faders, pan knobs, EQs, compressors/limiters, saturators, delays and reverbs.

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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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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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Explore the world of Waves sound design. Here we provide you with a list of “must-haves” when it comes to creating unique and interesting effects for your mixes, live performances and film and game compositions.

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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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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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