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Do I have to pay a licensing fee to mix in Atmos? What about other dolby formats?

Nope There is no license required to mix Dolby Atmos Music. Quoted from “Getting Started with Dolby Atmos Music” on the Dolby website.
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How can I keep double bass drum (kick) from getting lost in the mix?

AI to the rescue… sorry, but it's great for this. Throw a reference track at one of the myriad 'splitters' available online these days & play with the mix to see how it was done. I threw System of ...
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Is it better to use a clipper to cut peaks of a audio or a limiter?

You''re kind of asking the wrong question here, because any half-decent modern mastering suite does something that's somehow neither and both of the above, at the same time. Plus if you get one with a ...
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How authentic is the sound if I use a real effect pedal before GarageBand?

I'm gonna promote this highly opinionated comment to an actual answer… If you don't already own the pedal… then don't bother buying one. "Authentic" is in the ear of the beholder - if the ...
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What is the difference between mixing tracks with and without vocals?

You're not going to learn this in a week, a month, or even a year, so be prepared for the long haul. You need to create a vocal-shaped hole in your mix, into which the vocal will sit neatly - not ...
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What is the difference between mixing tracks with and without vocals?

Even before you get to the vocals, there are some big differences between EDM, pop, rock, and rap. Too many to put in one concise answer. If you have a good mix of the instrumental portion (in ...
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Is it better to use a clipper to cut peaks of a audio or a limiter?

Use a soft clipper first to smoothly tame your peaks then use a limiter. If you wanted to use only old school plugins, it's probably best to use two limiters, one at first to reduce the volume of any ...
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How does an analogue mixing desk fit into a small studio with a multichannel audio interface?

I think, if you are a bit experienced in the field, it's not that much of an open ended question, you could phrase it as 'whats the use of an analogue desk in a modern recording environment' and ...
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Is it better to use a clipper to cut peaks of a audio or a limiter?

To reply directly to the question as asked… It's better to use a limiter. Clippers are nasty. Both will wreck your master, if used injudiciously.
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