What Does Summing To Mono Mean? (Audio & Mixing)
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What Does Summing To Mono Mean? (Audio & Mixing)

If you’re interested in producing and mixing music, then you’re surely aware of stereo and mono signals. With stereo still reigning as the standard for modern music production, it’s important to understand both stereo and mono signals and how they interact. What does summing to mono mean? Summing to mono is the process of summing…

55 Music Mixing Tips For Beginners (What I Wish I Knew)
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55 Music Mixing Tips For Beginners (What I Wish I Knew)

Mixing music can be incredibly fulfilling and yet incredibly frustrating. Getting our mixes to sound professional takes time, effort, and skill. Many beginners, myself included (at one point), lack all three. So in this article, I’d like to share a whopping 55 mixing tips aimed at beginners with a focus on what I would have…

Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)
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Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)

Faders are perhaps the most important tool for mixing and are often taken for granted. If you’re interested in learning more about these fundamental controls in the world of audio, you’ve come to the right place! What are faders in audio technology? A fader, in the analog realm, is either a potentiometer (most faders) or…

What Are DAW Groups? (Mixing & Editing In DAWs)
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What Are DAW Groups? (Mixing & Editing In DAWs)

There’s a lot of terminology in the world of audio engineering, and the term “group” often carries several meanings. If you’ve ever been confused by the term group/grouping when it comes to editing and mixing in digital audio workstations, or you want more information to make better use of audio groups in your DAW, you’ve…

What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)
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What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)

Subgroups are an important routing tool in our mixers, allowing us to simplify the mixing process and get more out of fewer processors and effects. Whether you’re mixing a record, recording, or mixing live, using subgroups can help enhance your workflow and get you better results. If you’re unsure about what subgroups are or want…

Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)
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Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)

Inserts are important parts of mixers that are sometimes taken for granted in modern digital audio workstations. If you’re unsure of what mixer inserts are or you want to gather more information on inserts and their importance in audio engineering, you’ve come to the right place! What is an insert in audio engineering? An insert,…

Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns
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Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns

Auxiliary tracks are invaluable tools in mixing, recording, live sound, and any other job that utilizes an audio mixer. If you’re at all confused about aux tracks, sends and returns, or you’d like more information to help you make the most of your aux tracks, you’ve come to the right place! What is an auxiliary…

What Are Audio Buses? (Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)
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What Are Audio Buses? (Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)

The terms bus or bussing are commonly used in the world of audio, whether we’re working with live sound, broadcasting, recording or mixing. When learning about audio engineering, it’s important to understand the terminology and how it applies to our work. If you’re wondering about audio buses, you’ve come to the right place to learn…

Audio: Buses Vs. Subgroups, Aux Sends/Returns, VCAs & Groups
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Audio: Buses Vs. Subgroups, Aux Sends/Returns, VCAs & Groups

Auxes, buses, sends, returns, VCAs, groups, subgroups, and many more terms make up the wide lexicon of audio technology. When learning about music and audio production, the glossary of terms can be overwhelming, and what’s worse is that many terms are used interchangeably. Let’s consider these related terms and their definitions to help you keep…