Mix Bus Processing

Sidechain compression is a top production technique in dance music, but sidechaining can be a difficult effect to master. Learn 5 top sidechain compression workflows to help you understand how sidechain compression works and how to get the most from its creative workflow effects.

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Sometimes you want to drive your drums to extremes when mixing. Producer Cam Blackwood (George Ezra) takes you under the hood of his Waves StudioRack Crusty Bus chain created for this purpose.

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What exactly is it about tape that gives it that 'magic'? Technically, tape distorts and can degrade the audio. Regardless, it remains a highly sought-after sound. Find out why, and get practical tips for applying tape saturation plugins in your mix.

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What dictates the genre of a production? In this mixing masterclass Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby (John Legend) tests genre extremes by approaching the same song twice: first a vintage-sounding rock mix and then a radio-friendly pop/hip hop mix, giving each production a distinctive feel.

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Producer/mixer Shawn Everett opens up his Grammy-winning mix of "Don’t Wanna Fight” by Alabama Shakes, showing how his “Mixing with Your Eyes” approach helps him give a rock song the low end of a hip hop track.

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Can laptop mixes win you a Grammy? Oh yes, says Jeff Juliano, whose 2019 Grammy-winning mixes for Nashville megastars Dan + Shay were all done 100% in the box. We got Jeff to share his mixing philosophy and go-to plugin chains.

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There’s nothing quite like the glue, punch and excitement that a lightly hit mix bus compressor can add to a song. In this old-school shootout, we compare 5 different compression flavors for your mix bus.

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Dave takes viewers’ questions about how to sweeten the mix and put the final touches to a song. Originally streamed live December 2018.

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Learn from Grammy®-winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington how to sweeten your final mix and create more excitement by controlling the subtle elements that together make a huge difference to any song.

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Are you mixing a session with more doubled layers and stacks of harmonies than you can count? Learn how to manage a large wall-of-sound mixing session with ease, making a super-dense arrangement sound clear and impactful—instead of a cluttered mess.

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