Tips & Tutorials

Learn more about mixing, mastering, audio repair, vocal processing and other useful topics with a variety of articles, videos, and guides from our trusted experts.

  • How to Play a Mean Pinball with Neutron 2

    No, there does not have to be a twist: Neutron 2’s Visual Mixer is a fully playable, virtual pinball machine.

  • 5 Ways to Use Delay to Enhance Your Track’s Groove

    Apply delay effects creatively across different instruments and sounds, including basslines, synths, and entire beats. 

  • How iZotope Employees Use iZotope Plug-ins

    Learn how iZotope employees use the plug-ins that we make, including RX 6, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, and others.

  • How to Transform Percussion Loops with Foley

    In this blog we build Foley-infused percussion loops using Trash 2, Vinyl, and VocalSynth. Follow along with audio examples.

  • 7 Tips for Mixing the Low End

    Learn tools and techniques for managing the low frequencies in your mix, including Neutron 2's Masking Meter, sidechaining, and more.

  • 11 Tips for Budgeting Your Production

    While home studio production works well for many of the budget-conscious among us, if you choose to go the professional studio route for production, mixing, and mastering, let this be your guide.

  • 15 Tips for Mixing Country Music with GRAMMY Winner Julian King

    Recording engineer, mixer, and producer Julian King (of Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., and Toby Keith credit) offers his top mixing tips for country music.

  • Swing and Syncopation: Understanding DAW Groove

    In this article we break down two of the grooviest features found in most DAWs: swing and syncopation. Follow along with audio examples.

  • 11 Creative Sidechain Compression Techniques

    Sidechain to a fill, sidechain to a ghost, sidechain everything! We explore some underused sidechain compression techniques in music production.

  • What Separates a Demo from a Polished Mix?

    How do demos and polished mixes differ? We dive deep into which music production and mixing elements separate the two, and how you can transform bland audio into songs that sing.

  • The Music Producer’s Guide to Backing Up Data

    Why should you back up your projects? What exactly should you back up? Which backup formats are available to you? This and more!

  • 3 Ways to Warp Vocals with VocalSynth

    Rethink vocal processing with these three warped VocalSynth examples that work across multiple musical genres. 

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