Mixing is the process of taking multiple individually recorded elements and adding processing, effects, and balancing levels to create a deliverable mono, stereo, or surround sound track.

There are many basic aspects of mixing, so we’ve created a series of articles that quickly and simply explain common terms and concepts in mixing. Browse below to check them out!

Parallel Compression

What is Parallel Compression? Standard compression is usually done with the compressor inserted on the track so the result is a wet or processed...

New York Compression

New York Compression is a variation on Parallel Compression used specifically on drums. The variation is simply that in addition to hitting the parallel...

Expander

An expander is closely related to a gate like a limiter is related to a compressor. An expander leaves louder information (that is above...

Faders

Fader Faders control the level of audio passing through the output of a channel. Most faders have a detented resting position about 2/3rds up its...

Metering

Metering There are two main types of meters in audio, peak and rms (root mean square or average). Each of these have their own benefits,...

Compression

What is Compression in Audio? Compression is the most common form of dynamics processor used in audio. It turns down the peaks of an...

Insert

An insert basically inserts the processor or effect in the flow of the signal chain. It does this by stopping the audio in its...

Chorus

Chorus is an effect used to make a single source, like one voice, sound like many, like a choir. The idea is that multiple...

Pan Pots

Pan Pots (short for Panoramic Potentiometers) are used to send a signal to the left or right channel (or speakers), both channels equally, or...

Sub Mix

Submixes and groups are related to each other and often get confusing, but there is one simple difference. Submixes are when multiple tracks are...

Flanger

Flanger is an effect original done with two tape machines. Both machines played the same signal and were synchronized to each other. The engineer...

Gate

An Audio Gate or Noise Gate is another dynamics processor that works kind of opposite from a compressor. A gate uses the threshold to...

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