As with most jobs, we need tools in order to do them correctly. Mixing requires mixing tools. This can be outboard hardware or ‘in the box’ software. This article focuses on software Digital Audio Workstations and their mixing tools, most of which are called plugins.
There are plenty of plugins out there, both free and paid. DAWs come with their own stock plugins, which are often times of very high quality! 3 stock Logic X plugins are pictured in this post, but any DAW comes with (in my opinion) the 5 Essential Mixing Tools in Your DAW.
Whether you’re a mix engineer or a bedroom producer, the following 5 mixing tools are a must!