Arranging Music for Better Mixdowns
Great mixing is often born from great arrangements. Learn the necessary steps to prepare and execute arranging music for pop and electronic genres.
How to Humanize and Dehumanize Drums
Some genres of electronic music demand that drums emulate live musicians. Others seem to benefit from beats with machine-like accuracy. Get tips on how to produce humanized drums and dehumanized drums.
10 Home Recording Studio Hacks to Improve Listening
Improving the listening environment can have a huge impact on your ability to create balanced, consistent mixes. Today, we discuss 10 tips for doing just that in a home recording studio.
Mixing Audio for Video, Part 4: Mixing Techniques
In the final part of mixing audio for video series, we cover general tips for mixing, deliverable specs, and some dire media warnings.
5 Music Production Tips to Create Contrast Between Verse and Chorus
What is contrast in songwriting? And how can it be used to create stronger verses and choruses? Here are five music production tips.
What’s the Beef? 5 Major Rivalries in Music History
The 2018 Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly feud got us thinking about some of the most interesting beefs in music history.
Nectar 3 and iZotope Music Production Suite 2—Now Available!
Learn what's in iZotope Music Production Suite 2 and the new Nectar 3—now available! From vocal production to mixing and mastering, Music Production Suite 2 is everything you need for music production.
10 Tips for Mixing Pop Music
When you’re not going for niche, but instead are attempting to achieve the universal, here are ten tips and tricks for mixing pop music to keep in mind.
Tips for Producing and Mixing with Headphones
How do you ensure the music you make with headphones translates well to other listening environments? We consider audio levels, referencing, and frequency response in relation to producing and mixing with headphones.
What is Timbre in Music? Why is it Important?
Timbre in music helps us distinguish one instrument from the next. But how? We ran pure sound waves, instruments, and vocals through the spectrogram in Insight 2 to discover what makes them unique.
4 Ways to Use iZotope Insight 2 for a Better Mix
Insight 2 is a powerful tool for post and music production. Explore the benefits Insight 2’s metering offers with four ways to improve your mix.
Double Tracking: 2 Basic Vocal Doubling Techniques
Vocal doubling is the secret sauce behind many great leads. Follow along with audio examples as we cover two basic approaches to creative double tracking.