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Reference Your Drums Like A Pro with iZotope Tonal Balance (FU Tech Quick Tip)

Hey everyone! Check out this quick mix tip tutorial using iZotope Tonal Balance to analyze popular drum tracks. We've sampled some of the best drum stems from Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd and many more.

To get the stems (.wav) and iZotope Tonal Balance (.json) files FOR FREE, visit

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Included in Bundle: (29) Drum Stems and matching iZotope Tonal Balance Files:

  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

  • Billie Eilish - Bitches Broken Hearts

  • Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

  • Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

  • Imagine Dragons - Believer

  • Dua Lipa - IDGAF

  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

  • Mumford & Sons - The Wolf

  • Halsey - Colors

  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

  • Lil Nas X - Old Town Road

  • Paramore - Ain't It Fun

  • Maroon 5 - Sugar

  • Allen Stone - Naturally

  • Lauv - I Like Me Better

  • Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of

  • T-Pain - Take Your Shirt Off

  • Audioslave - Like A Stone

  • The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

  • Slipknot - Duality

  • Bruno Mars - Treasure

  • LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection

  • Toto - Rosanna

  • NAV - Tap ft. Meek Mill

  • Vulfpeck - Disco Ulysses

  • Sneakk - Spray ft. Tyga, YG

  • Bleachers - Don't Take The Money

  • The Wood Brothers - Honey Jar

  • Seether - Rise Above

This DAW/Plug-Ins used in this tutorial.

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