Tricks of the Mix

Get tips on how to choose and use different EQ plugins modeled on vintage hardware equalizers, and find out why engineers are still using these tried-and-true EQs after decades of recording technology innovation.

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Need to mix audio for 360 videos or VR projects and not sure where to start? Get a jumpstart with this basic guide to Ambisonics B-format, the most widely used audio format for 360 applications.

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Is your recorded guitar or bass tone not making the cut? Re-Amping may be the perfect solution to shape your tone after-the-fact in ways that EQ can't. See our top tips for how to re-amp during the mix.

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Get insider tips on guitar EQ, panning, amp simulation and more from the producers and mixers for Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Rush, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails.

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Do you know how to set delay times to the tempo and pace of a vocal? Use filters to add depth? Apply delay throws, slaps and taps? Experiment with these tips to make vocals bigger and deeper.

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What’s the secret to getting a pitch-perfect yet natural-sounding vocal? How to tune those difficult vibrato notes? Go natural or robotic? Get these and more must-have tips.

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What makes the SSL E and G channels different? Why – and when – choose one over the other? Take a detailed comparative look at these two legendary channel strip processors.

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Setting levels for compression and limiting is a vital part of the mastering process. How much is typical? How loud is too loud? Get valuable tips on how to maintain proper levels for effective mastering.

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Why is limiting needed during mastering? What is the key to effective, tasteful limiting? And how much is too much? Don’t limit your skills by snoozing on these tips.

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What are the risks and rewards to processing your mix buss (or master channel) during a mix? Get tips on how to become a master of mix buss processing.

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