The secret of smart plugins: AI-powered tools for mixing, mastering and more

Now well into the 2020s, we’re awash with ways to make release-quality music at home, via user-friendly DAWs, expansive sample libraries and fine-tuning mix plugins. But, despite access to tools that enhance audio and tackle the mixing and mastering process solo, these disciplines still call for some hefty prerequisite knowledge. 

While learning the intricacies of music production is something we’re always keen to promote on MusicRadar, companies like Zynaptiq and iZotope noticed that for the many time-devouring processes, the application of AI could not only provide footbridges over the numerous pitfalls of production, but also solve issues that human beings found a challenge.