Josh Bonanno

When mixing or producing a track, you can use distortion and saturation in subtle ways to mimic other processing chains, achieving more musical results overall and without making the track sound clipped.

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Distortion is an incredible producing and mixing utility that can often bring unexpected and interesting results. Here we’ll look at some of the more bold, creative and not-so-subtle ways that distortion can be used in your productions.

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Groove is a critical factor in modern music, but for producers who are not drummers, it can be a challenge to create an interesting feel for the song. Learn to use your time-based FX tools to create inspiring rhythmic ideas.

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Time and energy are valuable resources in the studio. Learn how to utilize tools such as the Renaissance plugins to stay efficient and arrive at your creative vision more quickly.

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Headphones are a practical monitoring alternative to loudspeakers, but can you accurately mix on them with results you can trust to translate? Read our guide to solving headphone issues with Waves Abbey Road Studio 3.

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What if you were tasked with making a full multitrack song using only one instrument; where would you begin? A brief understanding of sound-design concepts could get you on your way to exploring new creative horizons for your music.

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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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How do you get out of a creative rut? Gaining inspiration sometimes means thinking outside the box. See how you can begin using your tools in new, exciting and inspiring ways.

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