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…

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…

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…

Fix Distorted Mixes: 6 Reasons Your Mixes Sound Distorted
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Fix Distorted Mixes: 6 Reasons Your Mixes Sound Distorted

Distortion is an invaluable tool in the mixing engineer’s toolbox. However, overly distorted mixes can often sound terrible, especially when the distortion is less than a creative choice and more of a technical mistake. Whether you’re dealing with cleaning up a distorted mix or doing things that create distorted mixes, you’ve come to the right…