How Ozone Shaped the Sound of Jaden Smith’s 'SYRE: The Electric Album'
Mix engineer James Chul Rim speaks with iZotope about how he used Ozone on the new Jaden Smith album, 'SYRE: The Electric Album.'
4 Popular Sounds in 2018 Rock Production
We look at some of the top sonic trends making their way into rock music in 2018 and the artists pushing them to the forefront, including Snail Mail, Melody's Echo Chamber, and others.
The Beginner’s Guide to Synths for Music Production
What is a synthesizer? What types of synths exist? Learn the basics and improve your music production possibilities.
5 Popular Music Production Techniques and How to Create Them
Read quick tips for producing common audio effects and techniques including reverse reverb, gated snare, and others.
Why You Should Polish Vocals Before the Mix
There are many benefits to polishing vocals before mixing the music. In this piece we explore why a polished vocal requires less mixing, the creative and psychological benefits, and more.
Introducing Nectar Elements Vocal Mixing Plug-in
Nectar Elements introduces Vocal Assistant, the latest innovation in iZotope’s assistive audio technology. We share the reasons behind making a new Nectar Elements, how it differs from the first version, and the direction are we taking with the Nectar line.
How to Use Transient Shaper for Better Drum Breaks
Learn how to improve your drum breaks in minutes with Neutron 2's Transient Shaper. Follow along with audio examples.
4 Popular Styles in 2018 Hip-Hop Production
Hip-hop is as sonically diverse as it’s ever been. We review some of the most dynamic sounds and the artists that are making them in hip-hop production this year.
What Is Distortion in Music? When and How to Use It
What does distortion mean in a musical context? How should you use distortion as a creative effect in your DAW? Find out in this article, and follow along with audio examples.