Have you asked yourself this question as a music producer “How can I ever make every instrument and vocal fit together?” You try as hard as you can yet you still cannot make everything sound anything like what you hear professionally. But did you know that with less effort you can produce a much greater sound? Intriguing? All you need is 20% yes 20, use 20% of the plugins and processors at hand. Here is a sample of what 20% might look like. EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and Saturation just 5 items to be exact. Use this 20% to get 80% (even beyond) of the results to produce a great mix.
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