Why You Should Be Using Sends & Returns!

by Oracle Blog
Why You Should Be Using Sends & Returns!

Why You Should Be Using Sends & Returns!

This week’s tutorial breaks down why send & returns are important to use in your mix.

Send & returns are ideal to use when it comes to things like reverbs, delays, & parallel processing, but why would we want to use those as send & returns rather than a direct insert? There are a few reasons why & it has to do with your CPU, being efficient within your session, & how it affects the overall outcome of the sound you’re working with. In this video we show you when to use send & returns, how to use them, & why this is the method professional engineers use everywhere.

Follow along as professional engineer Realistic explains why you should be using send & returns!

The loop used in today’s tutorial can be found here

Get More Great Tips + Updates - Subscribe

Share this Production Tutorial Playlist

Mixing and Mastering Services


Don't miss out Unquantized Podcast Live & Interactive by @soundoracle + @triza starting at 4 pm every Friday @IG !!!
YouTube `


All Sounds and Sample Libraries
All-Time Best Selling Kits
Our Newest Sample Packs & Sounds
Packs containing 808s only
Packs containing Drums & Percussions only
Packs containing both Drums and Music Samples/Loops
Packs containing Music/Melody Samples & Loops only
Packs containing Vocals & Vocal Loops only
Presets for VST Instruments


Realistic is a Music Producer and Engineer located in the Twin Cities. He has been producing music for Hip-Hop & Pop music since 2004. In 2017 he graduated with an AAS in Music Production & Engineering. Real is the chief mixing engineer for SoundOracle.net where mixes all loops & sounds on the site & also provides mixing & mastering services on the site to artists & producers. 


3 Tips To Improve Your Mastering Instantly

12 Tips For Better Beat Arrangements

The Best Auto-Tune Settings For Rappers In 2020

Mix Your 808 & Kick Like A Pro

Make Your Bass Heard On Any Speaker Every Time!

5 Omnisphere Features Every Producer Should Know

Don't Buy Ozone 9 Until You Watch This Video

Steps For Crispy Clean Vocals Every Time

Turn Your Song Into An Instant Hit With This Vocal Chopping Effect

Trap Adlib Vocal Chain

3 Tips To Make Your Reverb Sound Awesome Instantly

3 Reasons Why Your Mix Sucks

AutoTune: Retune Speed Explained

3 Tips For 808 Slides

How To Tune Your Drum Samples

3 Common Mistakes With Bus Compressors

How To Prepare Your Songs For Mastering

This Quick Tip Excites Your Drums

Top 5 Plugins For Mastering

Pre-Delay Explained

Waves Plugins Giving You White Noise? This Tip Prevents It.

Use The Trick To Widen Your Pads

Review: FabFilter PRO-Q3 EQ Plugin

Top 5 Best EQ Plugins In The World Today

Drum Bus Techniques: Tips For Amazing Drums

Top 5 Compressors

Mid/Side EQ: One Of The Best EQ Tricks

Top 5 Saturation Plugins For 808s

Normalizing Tutorial: Normalization Explained

Tutorial: How To Properly EQ The Modern Voice (The Sound of Mainstream Vocals)

Preparing Stems Tutorial: How To Properly Prepare Files For Mixing

Synth Pads Tutorials: Tips To Mix Pads Into Any Song

Trap Adlib Effect: Side Chain Reverb

Mixing In Mono: The Classic Trick That Could Save Your Mix

Brass Instruments: What To Boost & Cut

String Instruments: What To Boost & Cut

Electric Guitar: What To Boost & Cut

Acoustic Guitar: What To Boost & Cut

Synth Bass: What To Boost & Cut

Bass: What To Boost & Cut

Piano: How To EQ The Perfect Piano

Hi-Hat: How To EQ The Perfect Hi-Hat

808s: How To EQ The Perfect 808

Snare Drum: How To EQ The Perfect Snare

Kick Drum: How To EQ The Perfect Kick

EQ Or Compression First?: Learn Why You May Have Been This Wrong

Phase Cancellation: Learn How To Eliminate The Silent Killer

The Best Plugins For Stereo Widening

How To Create Modern Melodies & Lead Lines

How To Build Modern Chord Progressions

How To Layer Drums Like A Pro

Mastering: How To Use A De-Esser On The Master Channel

Multiband Saturation: How To Bring Your Bass To Life

Side-Chaining: A Step By Step Tutorial

How To Beef Up Your Kick Drum Using A Signal Generator

How To Make Your Mixes Wider Using Mid/Side Compression

How To Synthesize Your Voice: Travis Scott Vocal Effect

How To Mix A Kick With An 808

How To Get Rid Of Vocal Resonance

How To Use Parallel Compression

How To Improve Your Recording Process

Compressors: A Simplified Guide To How They Work

Mastering: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

How To Get Your Drums To Sound 10x Better Using Parallel Distortion

Analog Gear VS Digital Plugins: What’s the Real Difference?

Articul8 Vocal Loops - Gear and Signal Processing Overview


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published