by Daniel Dixon, iZotope Contributor July 11, 2019
Visual Mixer is a powerful tool in any session.
Did you know iZotope has free plug-ins? Visual Mixer is one of them. Follow along with this article by downloading the Neutron 3 Advanced demo, which includes Visual Mixer. Once the demo ends, Visual Mixer is yours forever!
by Oscar Zambrano, iZotope Contributor July 10, 2019
Ozone 8 is a great starting environment to build a mastering signal chain.
If you’re an iZotope blog regular, you’ve probably read a lot of mastering tips and tricks for EQs, compressors, limiters, imagers, and every other processor around. But what about choosing an order for these things? While signal chain composition isn’t discussed much, it’s an integral step in mastering.
by Daniel Dixon, iZotope Contributor July 8, 2019
Snares should sound punchy, but not overwhelming. What’s a happy medium?
It takes lots of practice to get a snare mix right. After vocals, snares are one of the most commanding sounds in modern mixes, but also prone to become sharp with careless processing. In this article, I’ll share five tips I use to bring snare drums to life, and help them cut through the mix in a pleasing way.
by DJ Pangburn, iZotope Contributor May 28, 2019
Learning how to give a kick drum a greater depth and boom takes time and effort. It’s just not something that comes right away, unless one happens to be a naturally born electronic music or hip hop producer.
I like learning how to get different sounds with step-by-step exposition of what is going on and how things affect the sound.
I recently purchased
Sasquatch 2 is a CPU-friendly kick drum enhancement plug-in that enables you to custom-tailor the sound of any kick drum, acoustic or electronic, with exhaustive creative possibilities, ranging from subtle to extreme and beyond.
which gets to booming kick drums (and then some) in short order. Great fun working on interesting sounds.
by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor May 23, 2019
It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a mixing situation with low-end issues. This is especially true in home studios. Maybe the room’s geometry swallows the bass or exaggerates the low-end. It’s safe to say no acoustician had any input whatsoever into the construction of your apartment.