Adding Delay to Vocal Samples to Liven Up Dance Tracks
Vocal samples are used to add a certain flair to any given track. But without effects, they can sound out of place. Add delay to your vocal samples to liven them up.
How to Use Splice Sounds
With over 2 million loops, one-shots, and sound effects, your creativity has no limits. Learn how to use Splice Sounds on your next song.
5 Hip-Hop Production Trends that Dominated 2018
2018 was another banner year for hip-hop, as the genre’s popularity continues to dominate the charts. Here are some of the hip hop trends that made this past year special.
10 of the Best Synth Sounds We Heard in 2018
2018 was a year of many-splendored synth sounds. Read about and listen to some of our favorites from artists like Blawan, Objekt, and even Earl Sweatshirt.
How GRAMMY-winning producer Neal Pogue Used Ozone 8 on Robyn's 'Honey'
Learn how GRAMMY-award winning hip-hop and R&B producer Neal Pogue used Ozone 8 to mix on Robyn's newest album, 'Honey.'
EQ Tips: When to Boost and When to Cut
To boost or cut, that is the question. Learn EQ tips on when it's best to use additive EQ vs. subtractive EQ when mixing audio.
Mixing Vocals: What Makes a “Professional” Vocal Sound
A professional-sounding vocal is crucial for a song’s success in today’s music industry. Today, we discuss how to get that sound when mixing vocals, and how Nectar 3 can help.
How to Mix Rap Vocals
In this video we walk through the steps for mixing rap vocals, using the track "Profound" by hip-hop artist Kyle Bent. Learn how to unmask the lead vocal from sources that might be getting in the way of its intelligibility.
Mixing Music: 4 Rules You Should Know When to Break
Mix engineers are often taught to follow some hardline rules. However, a time and place exists for these rules to be broken when mixing music.
5 Ways Inter-plugin Communication Streamlines Audio Mixing
Inter-plugin communication allows plug-ins talk to each other across a mix. How does this benefit modern audio mixing? We look at examples within iZotope’s Music Production Suite 2.
8 Essential Tips for Editing Vocals
From learning where to make the cut to using fades judiciously, explore eight simple yet effective tips for editing vocals before starting to mix audio.
7 Simple Life Hacks to Make Audio Production Easier
Audio production can be a grind, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we cover seven ways to waste less time and work more efficiently and productively.