Guides

How to create perfect vocals

Vocals are fundamental to the success of any track. So it’s important that engineers understand how best to record them and embed them into a mix. We break down the technicalities, from mic placement and effects applications to DAW drudgery, to help you make your voice heard.

The history of trackers

Few music-sequencing softwares have a history as distinctive as the tracker. With the epochal program now arriving in hardware form, we trace the tracker’s lineage, from its humble 8-bit beginnings to its era-defining rave sounds.

Getting set up for remote collaboration

You'll be surprised to find there are plenty of ways to work with others without leaving the safety of your home. Here, we put together some tried-and-tested methods to help you get connected.

6 of the best software reverbs

Pressed for space? Reverb is an essential mixing tool that can help you add it to your tracks. Here, we round up the most impressive plug-ins that can give your mixes room to manoeuvre or send them to outer space.
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How to bounce stems in Pro Tools

There are numerous ways to share your track’s raw ingredients with other producers. Here, Grammy-nominated mix engineer Jesse Ray Ernster shares his professional approach to bouncing stems in Pro Tools.
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