Dave Darlington

If your drums feel too thin, try this: Grammy-winning mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting) shows how he makes his drum mixes hit harder using two plugins: Torque to fine-tune drum pitch, Smack Attack to boost drum transients.

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We use EQ to tame harsh vocals, add shine to dull vocals, etc. But regular EQs can be a blunt tool for a delicate job. With a dynamic EQ, you can boost or cut problem frequencies only when needed: learn how in this tutorial.

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Seven leading producers, mixers and DJs share their tips on how to get the most punch, clarity and low-end impact out of your 808 drums and bass lines.

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Mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Carl Cox, David Guetta) gives a quick tip about how to boost the low end of your dance mixes using the CLA Bass plugin.

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Learn how to get your tracks sounding as loud as possible for the dance floor: A quick tip from mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, David Guetta, Carl Cox).

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Learn how to widen the stereo image of claps and other percussion sounds using the Doubler plugin. A quick tip from mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Carl Cox, David Guetta).

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Watch how to give your drums more impact using the asymmetrical bell filter of the H-EQ plugin, in this quick tip by mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting).

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Watch how mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting) uses the Abbey Road Vinyl plugin to give a digital recording the lively, focused sound of a vinyl record.

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From Miles Davis to John Coltrane, Rudy Van Gelder revolutionized both jazz and the art of music recording. Dave Darlington (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter) pays tribute.

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Learn how to correct your singer’s vocal pitch while recording in the studio or during live performance. Tutorial with mixing engineer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting).

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