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Reference Tracks Tips & Tutorials

Reference tracks are professionally produced songs representative of how you want your own work to sound. Check out our resources below to learn how to mix and master with reference tracks so you can achieve the sound you're aiming for.

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How to Mix and Master with Reference Tracks in Ozone
How to Mix and Master with Reference Tracks in Ozone
Learn ways to compare and contrast your music to reference tracks quickly and intelligently using tools like Ozone and Tonal Balance Control.
How to Use Reference Tracks in a Mastering Session
Follow these guidelines to ensure mastering results that are most authentic to the music.
Reference Tracks in Mastering | Are You Listening?
Learn how to use reference tracks in your mastering session, how to identify quality references, and any pitfalls to avoid.
4 Popular Mixing Reference Tracks, and Why They Work
Mixing reference tracks are indispensable. Hear four of the best chosen by a seasoned engineer, and visualize their frequency balance with help from Tonal Balance Control.
12 Great Reference Mixes for Rock in the Modern Age
You might not know which tunes to reference when mixing or mastering rock music, so check out these 12 modern rock mixes while referencing during the production, mixing, or mastering process.

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