It’s My Birthday This Week (Can I Give You Some Free Gear?)

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This week is my birthday – and instead of asking for a gift I thought it would be way more fun to GIVE some stuff away!

So today I’m announcing Graham’s Birthday Bash. I have over $2,700 worth of studio gear to dish out to five of you lucky people!

From audio interfaces, to DAWs, to studio monitors, to plugins – it’s all up for grabs, absolutely free!

Birthday Bash 2016

My Way Of Saying Thanks

The community that has been built here at The Recording Revolution is incredible. People like you have supported me for years by reading my posts, watching my videos, and sharing my content with your friends. So as a way to show my thanks and appreciation, I want to hook five of you up with this super cool stuff.

Enter to win below in just seconds. But first, here’s what prizes are up for grabs:

IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console Software – $199

IKsmlIf you ever decide to venture outside of your stock plugins, you’ll get way more bang for your buck if you go with the guys at IK Multimedia.

In fact they JUST released a brand new mastering suite of software designed by Grammy winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen and it could be all yours!

Slate Digital VMR + VCC Plugin Bundle – $349

SlateSmlSteven Slate and his crew over at Slate Digital make some of my favorite plugins, ever. I think I own every single one of them – and it’s for a reason: they always bring something sweet to my mix.

Steven has been gracious enough to offer up his super popular Virtual Mix Rack plugin, which comes with two killer sounding EQs and two classic compressors. Plus you’re getting his brand new 2.0 version of the Virtual Console Collection.

KRK Rokit 5 Studio Monitors (Pair) – $299

KRKsmlThe guys over at KRK make some of my favorite speakers and headphones. In fact I mix on a pair of Rokit 6s as well as their KNS 8400s.

Today they are hooking one of you up with a pair of their brand new generation of Rokit 5 studio monitors. These will be perfect for your bedroom or project studio!

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre – $699

FocusriteSmlI have been recording and mixing on Focusrite interfaces (both the Liquid Saffire 56 and Saffire Pro 40) for years now. I also have a bunch of Focusrite preamps (ISA and Octopre).

The Focusrite team has graciously offered up one of their brand new Thunderbolt interfaces the Clarett 4Pre which gives you up to 18 inputs and latency so low you can record through your plugins!

Avid Pro Tools | Duet Interface And Software – $1199

AvidSmlWhat can I say about the folks over at Avid? They make my favorite recording/mixing software and have been innovators in digital audio for years.

One of you lucky dogs will walk away with the beautiful Duet interface (built by Apogee) and a full copy of Pro Tools (not just a year subscription, a permanent license)! This is an insane combo!

And now that Pro Tools 12.5 comes with Cloud Collaboration built in, it’s only getting better!

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Here’s How To Enter To Win

The contest will run until this Friday (April 1st) at 11:59 PM EST. All five winners will be chosen and announced next Monday (April 4th).

To enter to win, simply use the widget below. You can do one or all of the steps to enter, and you will get more points (and more chances of winning) the more steps you complete. Super duper easy.

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3,804 Responses to “It’s My Birthday This Week (Can I Give You Some Free Gear?)”

      • Glen

        Graham, every time you explain this stuff it gets a little bit easier. Have a wonderful BD. Glen

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      • Rodrigo

        I learned how my mix can sound so much better if I just change my mindset and re-think my process and techniques. Basically you were my number one mixing teacher along with dave pensado and others. Thank you so much and Happy Bday Graham

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    • Dean

      Hey Graham, thanks for making it your joy to dish out what you have learned!

      Dean Davis
      Bryan/College Station, TX

      Reply
      • Benjamin Botson

        This is the most Amazing thing ever….I’ve learned how to properly use EQs and Compressors in my mix and now music sound a lot better all thanks to you, Graham and Happy Birthday.

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        • Jaser Blades

          The tutorials have helped me get a better mix for my songs and i have learned a lot here watching all your videos. Thank you. And happy birthday!

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      • JJ

        Happy Birthday! You’ve taught me that limitation sparks creativity, and not to worry too much about the non-essentials of music production.

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    • assaf lebovich

      happy birthday. thanks for all the wonderful insights about mixing in the real world

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      • Farris Mohamed OMARI

        You are a true inspiration man ! keep it up. Your videos give the motivation I need to get my shit together and produce some very good sounding tunes..Thanks for everything you did and you’ll ever do to help the likes of me. Cheers!

        Reply
    • Nathan Hirsch

      I’ve learned everything I know from your videos and blog, If I had to single something out, it would have to be, finding the courage to record my stuff, and to truly decide which projects to focus on, and which to leave on the shelf for another time.

      Thanks Graham! Happy Birthday!

      Reply
      • Sol

        Happy birthday!, I’ve only know about this site for a few months but so far i already have gotten great tips and advice, My favorite post so far was the one about Headphones vs Speakers in terms of mixing, I was always unsure if my mixes were coming out good since I’ve never had a good pair of speakers. I could only afford some high quality headphones since I’m only 14 and busy with school. So thanks Graham!

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      • Christian Chamberlin

        My greatest learned lesson from Graham is similar. I’ve learned that when it comes down to it, making great music, and enjoying the process, is ~20% tools and techniques, and ~80% mindset and state of being!

        Reply
    • Ron Green Jr

      Congrats on your birthday. Hope I can win one of the prizes. It’s been interesting following you and I like the fact that you challenge my thinking when it comes to mixing and I don’t always agree with your strategy but I’ve learned a few things from you that has helped me improve a lot in the way I mix and master music.

      Reply
    • Greg Thorne

      Happy Birthday week Graham. Thank you for the years of support, recording tips and tricks.

      Reply
      • Alfonso

        Yes It’s Very Refreshing To Know Their Are Truly Great Engineers Who Will Take The Time To Explain Not All,But Some Of The Key Things A Producer Will Need For Any Specific Mix So I Salute You And Happy Birthday Graham And Many More

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    • Calum chisholm

      My mixes improved massively when I saw the video on mixing on headphones I now take regular breaks and mix at a much lower volume thanks happy birthday

      Reply
    • Scott Shafer

      First, Happy Birthday! Secondly, Thanks for all the great advice and tips, I’ve even utilized some in my broadcast production.

      Reply
    • Kyle Lockhart

      Graham has helped me to see that a good performance is key to a good mix and how to use EQ and compression effectively.

      Reply
    • Natalia

      Happy Birthday man, you gave me more gifts than you know. With the recording revolution i’ve learnt that:
      1- i don’t need to be rich and have the most expensive gear to make a good job
      2 – i can make money with music
      3 – never give up of doing what i love with simple alternatives i can reach my goals.

      Well now i hope that i win the material things since the knowledge, the imaterial you provide to us for free 🙂

      Thanks for all

      Reply
    • Marco Moukhaiber

      Awesome giveaway Graham! The biggest thing I’ve learned from TRR over the past 2 years is not a software OR hardware tip, it’s to utilize the most important tool I was born with. My ears! Too often would I get caught up in techniques, I’d forget to really listen! Thanks Graham!

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      • Alan Doyle

        I agree Marco. I have also tried to mix with my ears an not my eyes more. It’s not about the eye candy it’s all about what we hear. And the thing is, we can’t even buy ears like we can buy gear so it pays to look after them!!!

        Reply
    • Mark Nunis

      Thanks for the insights and info. It has helped and guided me hone in my skills for my recordings and to simplify and and use what I have to get better results. Happy Birthday!

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    • Carlton

      That’s very big and inspiring of you!!!!! Great stuff from a great guy!!! happy birthday!!!

      Reply
    • Austin Duger

      Hey Graham. Happy Birthday! It’s incredible what your doing for young poeple interested in mixing like me. Before I found your videos it seemed like I was trying to mix my music blindly (or deafly haha). Now I learn something new everyday and actually seem to be getting a grasp of what I’m doing. The most important thing I’ve learned from you was to EQ in mono. That’s been the most beneficial for me by far. Thanks again!!

      Reply
    • Luca Milieri

      Thx Graham, I think the best thing I learned from you is keeping things simple and starting mixing with no plugins, like seeing the big picture and then add details.
      Very helpful! Happy Birthday!!!

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    • Austin Moore

      The most important thing I’ve learned from you is to limit my options! By far!

      Reply
    • Micah Smith

      Happy birthday Graham! Staying creative by changing my environment & exposing myself to new content is the most helpful thing learned from The Recording Revolution because lately I’ve been struggling to create at my fullest potential. It’s good to change perspectives.

      Reply
    • Will Steele

      Happy Birthday! This site has given me some great tips. The biggest is that the gear is no way as important as your style and learning from doing. Will

      Reply
    • Winston

      Your webcast taught me a lot I didn’t know about EQs and Compressors in my mixes. Thanks for all the conceptual stuff you send out in your emails – I feel like I’m getting a gift from you every time! -Winston (church musician)

      Reply
    • Wayne

      Happy B Day!!!! All the best, hope you are getting treated as good on your B Day as you are treating the community! Cheers!

      Reply
    • Brandon Evert

      Happy birthday Graham! You have taught me so many things about recording, but the biggest thing I have learned is that I don’t need thousands of dollars in gear to make good, quality recordings. It has really forced me to really learn everything about what I DO have and use them to their full potential!

      Reply
    • Isaac Uribe

      One advice helped me a lot was “simplify”. I used to make music with a lot of plugins, even with instruments that they shouldn’t be there, I learned from The Recording Revolution the idea that good music comes from simplicity, It’s not about how much plugins you put in there.

      Reply
    • Marius Astilean

      Happy Birthday Graham! I’ve learned a lot of tips on mixing from you, and still learning:) you’re doing a great job here! Thank you!!!

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    • James Bishop

      The most important lesson you have taught me graham has to be how to conserve my time and how to think about gear, money is a huge problem for a lot of beginners and teaching the what you need and only the stuff you need is essential 🙂

      Reply
    • Bob

      Happy Bday Graham!

      Consistency and having a plan on how to approach mixing are 2 things coming to my mind when i think about what i got from your help. Great stuff!

      Reply
    • Sloane Michael

      HAPPY BIRTH Graham…..I have followed you since your 5 min to a better mix series and have learned SO much and am so grateful that you share your passion. Great information to assist in leveling the playing field for females in the industry….thanks!

      Reply
    • Sebastian

      Happy B-Day
      You have helped me with so many things. Not just mixing, producing and general music, but also how to keep spirits up

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    • Matthew Stevens

      Your videos helped me make music when i literally knew nothing and had no money for any equipment just a small microphone!
      Without your videos i wouldn’t be exactly where i am!
      Thank you!!
      ~SHAM

      Reply
    • James

      Hey happy birthday what agreat thing to do , free stuff !!!
      Any way again happy birthday from jamie vancouver bc canada!

      Reply
    • Alex

      The best thing I learned is first mix in mono. Even with a bigband is every instrument traceable
      Thanks Graham and happy birthday

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    • Adam

      Excellent work Graham. Thanks for your help throughout the last couple of years. Love your approach to reducing process complexity in order to drive productivity.

      Reply
    • pascal

      giveaway para los amigos de la revolucion del hombre graham .
      Gracias muchachos

      Reply
    • Ken Erickson

      Happy Birthday Graham ! Thanks so much for all you do for home recording. I’ve learned a lot from your vids. Have a GREAT week…..

      Reply
    • Andrew

      Happy Birthday Graham!
      Your emails are both the most redundant and most useful that I get every week. I can’t hear it too many times! Keep It Simple. Its an old philosophy but no less profound because of it. Instead of pushing gear or specific techniques, Graham teaches a philosophy that is always useful and relevant. So thanks Graham for all that you have done and continue to do for us; we appreciate you!

      Reply
    • Le'Donta

      Happy Birthday!! I have learned so much from this site especially about maximizing my plug-ins

      Reply
    • Heber Sánchez

      There’s not a single thing I’ve learned here. There are tons of things I’ve learned.

      Since I decided to look into forums and subscribe to webpages to learn mix better has not been such an amazing page like this, it’s the only one I still follow and everyday I try to read new stuff from it.

      Seriously I can see the anger to teach and show all the stuff you know Graham and for me that’s the meaning of life, that’s the way we can transcend, just sharing our knowledge with others.

      It doesn’t matter if I don’t win this contest, I have already won because you’ve already gave us the most important thing, knowledge. Thank you so much Graham and happy birthday!

      Reply
    • Jonathan Bobis

      Happy Birthday Graham! I’ve learned a lot from you man 🙂 You really know your stuff. Please continue sharing your knowledge. Thanks!

      Reply
    • Dave Brown

      Happy birthday Graham! Always a wealth of practical knowledge and easy to understand , especially for new starts like myself…

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    • Stephan Weber

      The Recording Revolution has really simplified mixing and post production. Without the advice I’d still be in the past.

      Reply
    • Vincent lamas

      Aye happy birthday man and to tell you this is a crazy give away but I just hope whoever wins all of these prizes better say thank you and they better Study and learn how to use it because not that many people win stuff like this so this is kind of a way to change someone else’s life to be come what they wanted and mean this awesome so I hope you have a good day on your Bday .

      Reply
  1. Matthias Runge

    This is so nice! Awesome Website, Awesome Giveaways, Awesome You! Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom with us.

    Reply
  2. Dan Pierson

    I can confidently attribute much of my professional development in the world of music and audio to the genius of Graham Cochrane!

    Cheers!

    Reply
  3. Filipe Oliveira

    The most important thing I learned here was: Focus on the music, not on the tools

    Reply
  4. AJ Ellis

    That is pretty awesome. Thanks for doing what you do, I’ve learned quite a bit from the poscast and blog posts.

    Reply
  5. Mike mcquinn

    Thanks for everything Graham! I’m always learning something new from you!

    Reply
  6. Gonzalo

    With therecordingrevolution I’ve learned about mixes, but I have learned even more about video marketing and website management 🙂

    Reply
  7. michael cancel

    I hope I win the giveaway, I’ve been going to school (in debt) for audio engineering and saving up. I think we all know how tough it can be building up even if you use stock plugins all the time.

    Reply
  8. AzzaDutt

    The best thing I learned from the Recording Revolution is to mix quickly, and to take notes on your initial impressions of the song.

    Reply
  9. BrandNewToi

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is the importance of properly using eq, compression and reverb in my mixes for a much cleaner, crispier, and cleaner mix to get results of much better music quality overall. Thank you for all of your video tips! They are SUPER appreciated!

    Reply
  10. Tomek

    Happy Birthday Graham! Thanks for opening my eyes, your tips are very, very helpful for me. I wish you best.

    Reply
  11. Marko Stojanovic

    Hi!

    thank you for all the work you did to help us beginners to enter in this wast world of recording and mixing! Im really glad you show techniques and not software based plugins for all of us that cant afford a mac and protools

    Reply
  12. Xian You Ong

    Your advices have been very useful for me as an audio engineering students.
    Thank you for everything!

    Reply
  13. Jrel

    Happy Birthday Graham and many more! Thank you for all the information, insights and tips you’ve shared with us.

    Reply
  14. Chris Malone

    Things I’ve learnt about mixing from Graham? Pretty much everything, to be frank, but probably the most standout area of them all is to keep things simple. That all you need to make a great mix is compression and EQ, to mix in mono, and ensure that you have a killer song/arrangement to start with. Invaluable advice.

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  15. Jan Robin Schnell

    Hi Graham,

    Happy birthday to you 🙂 I hope you will have a great day with your family and friends. It’s pretty cool that you do a Giveway at your birthday. These prices that you are giving away are awesome. Good luck to all of you participating and who knows, maybe I will have a trillion pounds of luck to win the Studio Monitors 🙂

    Bye

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  16. Patrick

    Graham, you’re an exceptional human being. Thanks for all your hard work to help others selflessly. The two tips I think have been most impactful on my work have been 1. Mixing in mono and 2. The 4db move.

    Reply
  17. Thomas Gillespie

    What a great way to celebrate your birthday really hope i get the KRK’s!

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  18. David Pucheta

    Thanks Graham for all the audio advice, you always share really useful stuff. Crossing my fingers to win something!

    Reply
  19. Seth Stanley

    Thanks so much for all you do, Graham! It’s amazing how much better my recordings and mixes have gotten since finding your site and watching your videos and following your blog posts. I’m super grateful! Keep blessing people with your gift!

    Reply
  20. Jon McLeod

    Happy birthday! Thanks for all of useful information you provide. Thanks to what I’ve learned, I’ll be releasing my first album in May.

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  21. Kimmo Halme

    I´ve learned so many things from the recording revolution, but if i had to choose one thing I’m constantly using/aware of in my mixes that would maybe be the post on the 2k pain frequency. Thanks!

    Reply
  22. DuJuan Blackshire

    Hi my name is DuJuan Blackshire former backup vocalist for Prince.( Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic) and (Rave Unto The Year 2000 DVD). Hey I would love to win your focusrite audio interface or the slate digital Vcc Vmr pack to finish up our new album coming out this summer. Enjoy watching you, keep up the good work!!!!!

    DuJuan Blackshire

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  23. Joel

    I really appreciate your tips on EQ and Compression. They helped bring my mix to another level.

    Reply
  24. Travis

    I really have learned alot from the content you put out. I especially learned how to set up my home studio on a budget and the art of compression.

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  25. Joshua Dakin

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is proper gain staging and developing a workflow.

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  26. Connor Reising

    I’ve learned to not run my interfaces too hot, and keep things low in volume in the mix to give myself some headroom. Never understood why my mixes were so quiet until I saw a video of Graham explaining this!

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  27. Bernat Villà

    Thanks Graham! Both my recording and mixing skills have improved drastically thanks of your tutorials and tips!

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  28. Matt Bacon

    My professor used The Recording Revolution constantly as a reference in class for so many mixing videos and plug-in demonstrations. After finishing I’ve been reading this blog ever since and it’s never stopped helping me out.

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  29. Chris Reid

    First of all, I wanted to thank you for this giveaway. Even if I don’t come close to winning, I feel like this is a very generous thing for someone to do. I am happy for anyone who wins these amazing offers. Anyways, the most important thing I have learned from your website/videos wasn’t really even a particular subject. It was just all the information you provided in the one month one song challenge. It was very useful especially since I was kind of having writer’s block at the time. So thanks for helping me out with finishing that song. Have a happy birthday, Graham!

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  30. Victor Chan

    The most helpful thing I’ve learnt here is most probably the basic concepts to recording. The Recording Revolution is most probably the first ever website I have read about recording and now I am engaged into recording wholeheartedly.

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  31. Derek

    The Recording Revolution has helped me feel more validated with my incredibly bare-bones studio situation, reassuring me that even with cheap, free, or even improper gear, focusing on the big picture and getting a solid grasp on the fundamentals will still allow you to produce satisfactory results. Graham has been a big part of motivating me to, just this week, release my first song and make my first sales of original music!

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  32. Travis aka ASARU

    I learned great EQ and compression tips from you and have adopted your tip to use tambourine to give my recordings a little more life and energy

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  33. Juraj

    Hi man!
    It’s not only your birthday you know?
    This april our student radio (ŠtuRKo – Študentský Rozhlas Košice of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Košice, Slovakia) is celebrating its 10th birthday! We had some ups and downs during that time, but finally, we have a stable team. In last two years we finally managed to have a proper working broadcasting studio, and now our goal is to get our recording studio to work. It would be really nice to have some input from you 🙂
    Greetings from ŠtuRKo team, Slovakia! 🙂

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  34. Aditya

    Hi Graham,
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Wish you all the best with your family and The Recording Revolution.

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  35. Dene Swan

    Happy B-Day! You provide a great service for the DIY music community! Hope you have an awesome BDay and since you are in the giving mood I will take either the PT rig or the 4pre 😉 haha

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  36. Michael Jensen

    Happy Birthday Graham. You are very kind and super knowledgeable. I tell my musician friends that you are my Mr Miyagi of home studio information. Thanks for all you do.

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  37. James Smallwood

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from TRR is the idea that 80-90% of a mix is just EQ and compression, and alongside that the idea that you can get a lot done by doing EQ/Compression on the master bus from the start. This has really changed my view of mixing in general and helped me gain confidence to focus on the big, important moves and not get mired down in minute details that don’t matter.

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  38. Bhaveek Desai

    Happy Bday Graham! I really like your videos. They’re helpful and to the point. Awaiting your next series of challenge videos after the $300 studio challenge and the one song one month challenge.. they were terrific and brought some really good insight. Keep up the great work you do!

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  39. João Filipe Cunha Palma

    You inspire and make music lover better mixing and recording

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  40. Drew Sanford

    Outstanding tips. Sometimes the simple things you post are reassurance that I’m doing things right, other times they are new ideas to try, or whole new ways to look at challenges I face when I’m mixing.

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  41. Key'Bay Leebra

    RR as I prefer calling you guys, you have been a blessing to my recording studio through all the advices and tutorials, I have tremendously improved on most of the recordings.
    Even without pro monitors (speakers) the is great improvement .
    For that I say Mungu Akubariki sana in Swahili meaning God bless you so much.
    Happy Earthstrong to you Graham, live long to blow many more candles and give more inspiration to others.
    With regards from Kenya
    Key’Bay Leebra

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  42. Joshua Bachand

    I have learned how to be a better producer and musician because of the Recording Revolution.

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  43. Geoff Gross

    Here’s hoping for the claret! I could use a nice mobile 4 ch interface! 🙂

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  44. Kyle Williams

    Thank you for all the information you give! Really has helped me make more music! 🙂

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  45. Robert Scott

    I have learned so much from RR. If I had to pick one thing that I have learned that is most relevant to me right now is that you can make great music with the gear you have. Never let the gear be the thing that holds you back.

    Thanks for all you do Graham. You rock!

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  46. Roy Taylor

    I chanced upon Graham and The Rec Rev at a time when I was very frustrated with home recording attempts. I had never really grasped the fundamentals of eq and compression. Then I bought the Jumpstart series and it was like being lifted out of a dense fog into a clear day. I am still a novice but am now using the tools correctly and understand terms like separation and ambience. My attempts are 100% improved.

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  47. Calvin Locklear

    Limitations are essential to creativity and the right song will break through any lack of professional gear.

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  48. Rodrigo Laporte

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned here is that I can’t be whining about not having this or that plugin, this or that hardware or super classy monitors to get a good mix. It’s all about technique and hours put into work. Simple as that. Stock plugins are enough, extra plugins are just that, extra. And even with some headphones you can get a good sounding mix. Of course I’m not there yet, but I’m moving towards it.

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  49. Wesley Stark

    This is an amazing opportunity! Hope your birthday is awesome, Graham. Thank you for building the bridges between the industry and the dreamers.

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  50. Magnus Leander Ovason

    I hope you’ll get some great presents yourself 😉 Or at least a bit of love and a great beer.
    Congrats!

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  51. Dave Snodgrass

    I gotta say that the most useful thing i have learned here is simplicity usually trumps over thinking a mix

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  52. Jeff

    The tip about pointing a cardioid mic away from your worst spot has been super helpful! I read that and immediately said “duh.”

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  53. Benjamin

    Awesome giveaway!

    The most helpful thing that you have taught me is, by far, referencing other tracks. Suddenly it was clear that if you want your mixes to sound as good as the pro’s, you had to constantly be listening to the pro’s alongside yours. My template is now incomplete without Magic AB’s reference tool (an actual mixing godsend). Also, mixing at a low volume is incredibly important for me.

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  54. Scott Harris

    Hey Graham,
    You have been a blessing to my studio and clients in helping my workflow and working discipline. Thanks for all you do and keep the great content coming.

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  55. Casey

    Thanks Graham. You’ve taught me that recording and mixing really aren’t as scary as I thought they were.

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  56. DuckReconMajor

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned is that EQ and Compression are the most important things to focus on in a mix and that you don’t need thousands in equipment/software to make something sound great. Sounds like i read it off a description for the site/channel but really this idea is exciting to me.

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  57. Maor Barazani

    Best thing I took away from TRR, is the fact that you dont need super high end gear, to actually make a living off of this job.
    My mixing and mastering clients are giving me back a lot of positive feedback, and their notes and corrections are not different than what I would get working in a big commercial studio.

    Thanks Graham, and HAPPY BDAY!

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  58. Garret Bever

    The most helpful thing Ive learned from the recording revolution is that you can do a lot with a mix with very little. You can create an awesome sounding mix without adding tons of unnecessary plugins.

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  59. Kat

    Happy Birthday Graham! Here’s to many more (and many more awesome tips and tutorials!!).

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  60. Ronny

    Happy birthday Graham. thnx for all the great tips Ive watched and the videos of yours Ive bought.

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  61. Lee Sherman

    I really enjoy what Graham from the Recording Revolution is doing. He is enabling people to be confident in making wise musical decisions and have fun in the process! Keep up the encouragement!

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  62. Josh Anderson

    Happy Birthday Graham, thanks for teaching how to focus my attention on using the resources I already have instead of thinking I need the biggest newest thing.

    Best wishes,

    Josh

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  63. Ripo

    Thank you so much for everything you do to help others get better at mixing and making good music, you have been an inspiration to me. Eternal gratitude !

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  64. Marco Tonet

    I do not believe what you’re doing! I have watched all your videos with beautiful achivements..hope to win something for my new studio!

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  65. Russell Sickler

    You’re the best Graham! The most useful thing I’ve learned is mastering. This is something that has completely changed my music. In regards to mixing, honestly it would be using the LCR method for panning.

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  66. Luis Valoyes

    Happy birthday Graham! Thank you for being such a generous human being!

    The most important thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is the importance to focus more on the music than on the plugins, because there are so many different, and great plugins out there, that we can waste a lot of time just downloading and trying new plugins, while we could achieve good results using only stock plugins, and then we would spend our time working on the music and the sound, and not learning how the new plugins work.

    I still have hundreds of plugins in my PC, but most of the time I use Reaper’s stock plugins, and it has certainly improved my workflow.

    (please excuse my bad english, and happy birthday again!)

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  67. Mido Tah

    Great! I’ve been following you for a month now and have learn a lot! Thanks!

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  68. Diego Flores

    Hi Graham,
    I appreciate a lot what you are doing in The Recording Revolution. Definitely you inspire me to take the most of my gear no matter the size/quality of it.

    Greeting from Mexico!

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  69. Francis

    The most helpful thing that I learned in the Recording Revolution is that most of the great sound of a song comes from the performance before we begin even mixing anything. When I first started recording ideas, I was a mediocre musician (still not even close to pro but I’m better) and I would depend so much on plugins to”fix” something I thought sounded bad. But even then something was always off. Then I learned that it all comes from the performance, and mixing only enhances that great performance. Now that I’m better my songs sound more professional and to add to this, I also learned that the little, subtle things really add up in the end, especially EQ and Compression.

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  70. kenneth eaton

    Graham’s tutoring and help has pushed me to progress my mixing and performance skills with the little equipment I own! The guy is a legend!

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  71. Luca

    This is amazing!!! Happy Birthday and hope everything is going well! 🙂

    – Luca

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  72. yazan khalifeh

    u guys helped me start out my career and gave me a lot of tips that i still use till this very day

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  73. Howie Gordon

    Graham,

    As an educator, I applaud your dedication to helping others achieve more with their craft. I consistently tell my students to watch your tutorials for ideas and inspiration. Happy birthday brother!!

    Thanks,
    Howie Gordon

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  74. David Hill

    Great give a way guys keep up the good work loving the no nonsense approach to mixing, keep it simple is what i have learnt, corrective over creative too.

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  75. Arthur yae

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from the recording revolution is how to effectively use eq and compression. I knew almost nothing about mixing before watching, and now I’m getting really confident in my mixing abilities.

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  76. John Mayo

    The best thing I have learned from you is limitation.

    & Happy Birthday Graham!

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  77. Nick Critchley

    Happy Birthday, and thanks for getting me going again after being stuck.

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  78. Frank

    Thanks for all the great recording tips and information. I learn something every time I listen to your lessons or read your posts! And thanks for the opportunity to win the cool stuff!!

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  79. Yiorgos

    Hi Graham! Thanks for all your help – it is a real pleasure (as well as eye-opening) following your courses! Keep up the good work!

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  80. Ramcey Rodriguez

    Thanks, Graham! And thanks for all the great mixing advice that I get weekly!

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  81. Swan Pyae

    I started learning about audio production at recording revolution. It’s the best out there.

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  82. Tim Norris

    Probably the most important content that I frequently enjoy from you are the posts which address the common misconceptions of home recording enthusiasts. Putting things in perspective for me helps me to realize when I’m being unreasonably critical of myself and that I’ve been allowing my fears/doubts to prevent me from accomplishing my goals. Many of these posts have found me at the perfect time, just when I’ve become overwhelmed and my defeatist self dialogue has me near quitting. Thanks for helping me to get past these times and get back to what I want to be doing, namely creating and having fun.

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  83. David Lockard

    The idea of the infinite studio rack has been a tool from Graham that I’ve found very useful in the current album I’m working on! Getting the tracks to be just a little bit better at the recording stage. Committing “to tape” a little extra sweetness right off the bat, whether it be a bit of compression or a bump or cut of eq, just to get it that much closer to being ready for the mix has made a big difference in my mixes!

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  84. Robyn

    Wow, what a giveaway. Amazing. Could do with a new interface. Mine isn’t working!

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  85. Luca Weidmann

    Thanks for all the awesome content you create! can’t wait for more, it helps me a lot!

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  86. Bernardo Bento

    This gear would really help my starting recording gear! Thanks Graham!

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  87. Glenn

    Always a pleasure to read your posts and watch your videos. You are an invaluable part of my recording process and for that, I thank you!!

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  88. Kaitav

    Wish you a very Happy Birthday, Graham! I hope you have a successful and healthy year ahead. Thanks so much for helping us improve our music. Your tutorials and advice are extremely valuable.

    🙂

    Cheers,
    Kaitav

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  89. JJ

    5 minutes to a better mix is the most helpful content like proper gain staging helped me a ton in my home mixes!

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  90. Vincent Reynolds

    Love your blog. Congratulations on another successful trip around the sun!

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  91. Tommy Polynice

    Thanks alot to Recording Revolution for this giveaway! Thanks for all that you do to help us make great music! I hope I win something and congrats to those who win.

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  92. Adriano

    I’m checking out all the tips from the recording revolution regularly and I must say my mixing has improved by 100%. There is a bunch of helpful stuff up there. Thanks for all the tips!

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  93. Jonas Gehrmann

    I lerarnt the right dose of using Plugins. This helps me to keep my mixes simple and, most important, better sounding 🙂

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  94. Luke Pascarella

    The most important thing I’ve learned from the recording revolution is that I CAN do it. I can actually make professional sounding recordings at home and before I discovered the recording revolution I thought it was impossible.

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  95. Antonio Costa

    Best thing i’ve learned from trrv is to use standard plug-ins delivered with the DAW.

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  96. Fidel Figueroa

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from Graham is to NOT mix a high volume. High volume will boost high and low frequencies over all loosing the ability to hear all the rest of the spectrum. Now I mix at mid level and hear all frequencies properly during a mix down.

    The final punch or feel to a song can be done at mastering not at mixdown.

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  97. Richard Rossouw

    For all those unsure about Graham’s methods, you will learn that its not about his methods, but rather his ultimate message: that the only thing between you and your goals is you. The tools do not matter, the process is secondary, but it is the realization that its all about loving your work and improving your skill. So don’t hold back… Join the revolution!

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  98. Marco

    The mostimportant thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is that you are your most valuable tool in the studio. No expensive gear or fancy plug-ins will help you if you don’t first learn your what music should sound like.

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  99. JP

    Dear Graham,

    I’ve been a long time follower of the blog and I have to say that the most helpful advice is focusing on finishing songs, rather than the technique or techy side of things. Don’t get me wrong, I love plugins, mixing tips and all the wonderful content that you share with us everyday….but nothing beats sharing a new song!

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  100. Evan Chavez

    Thanks, Graham! The recording revolution has really taken me from aimless button pushing to calculated decision making in my mixes and it shows.

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  101. Luis houses

    Happy Birthday Graham! I just want to let you know that I have learned so much about mixing and daws because of you, and your videos and posts have given me confidence and more confidence in mixing and recording. Thank you so much
    Hope you have a great day.

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  102. Allan James

    Great information always! Helpful to say the least. My new album came out late last year, signed record deal with famous UK promoter, and now I STILL read and listen to your good info! – AJ

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  103. Eric Vancil

    This is fantastic! Not only is this a great resource of info and techniques, but the other benefits (including gear giveaways) make it an unbeatable resource for all things recording!

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  104. Billy Slusser

    I love getting my updates from TRR. Having majored in music recording tech and graduating Magna Cum Laude, this is one of my go-to resources to keeping my chops up while learning and implementing new/different recording methods and tricks. Here’s to another year!

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  105. Manu

    The most important thing I learned is that the best thing you can do is make do with what you have right now. Instead of waiting for the right moment, amount of money, inspiration.

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  106. Mitch

    This site rocks, plain and simple. It has pushed me to start recording more and releasing my own music to the general public, something that I have been wanting to do for a long time! The information here has been incredibly helpful to force me to think outside the box and see mixes from several different angles. Thanks Graham!

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  107. Jack Pallett

    This is an awesome giveaway! Super cool way to help some of the followers out even more. Thanks Graham
    The number one thing that I have learned from The Recording Revolution is 100% always going to be Graham’s approach to EQ and compression and how it should get your mix most of the way there. Everything I’ve done since learning that has been miles ahead of what I had done before. If you haven’t checked out his lessons on youtube go and do it. It will change your life as a mixer for the better.
    Thanks Graham for pretty much helping people like myself actually record decently!

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  108. Tony ESco

    I love this site and youtube channel. It has taught me time saving techniques. I produce a lot of rap and r&b. It has helped my workflow a lot.

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  109. Daniel Spiva

    I’ve been trying to build my recording business since I was 14 years old. I’m 25 now. I’ve been using it for years. My problem is always been no formal training, I always thought my DAW was the problem in my mixes. Come to find out I was misinformed about mixing with your speakers up. I’m really hoping to expand my business and upgrade to protocols one day. I don’t really know a whole lot of people in the industry t I don’t really know a whole lot of people in the industry that go beyond using that. You have taught me so much I don’t think I’d know otherwise.

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  110. Patrick

    I love this page, because of Graham’s encouraging manner and enthusiasm, yet preaching minimalism and concentration on the essentials of music. KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WORK!

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  111. Aaron Cloutier

    Well I’m still very much what I would consider a beginner when it comes to mixing professionally. I’m a musician first but I like how you approach it from the same perspective and that you remind us all that it’s about creating great music and not getting too caught up in the gear or the technical side of things. That I can definitely relate to. That said, I suppose a more specific answer would be your recent posts regarding understanding eq and compression thoroughly and how much progress you can make with only these two tools. Great stuff Graham. Been a fan of your teaching style for a long time. Keep up the great work and happy birthday.

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  112. PHENXM

    Graham thank you for the information over the years!! The most important thing you taught me is that I can create great sounding music right out of my home studio! Thanks

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  113. Adam Buckley

    By far the most helpful thing[s] I’ve learned from the Recorsing Revolution are mix buss processing and parallel compression. Both of these things have given me confidence boosts when I’m mixing, and they give the mix more punch and energy, which is what they lack without the processing. Happy birthday man!

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  114. Juan

    YES! I would love to win the Clarett! That is exactly what I need for my studio. The final piece!

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  115. Mark Lawson

    I love how these recording communities are popping up all over. It’s great to be able to learn from others and share knowledge and techniques.

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  116. Steven

    I subscribed to recording revolution to get tips on all kinds of things about mixing. Every bit helps, I been producing for over 10 years, I’m 28 now, and the ideas and help you give is great which allows me to utilze what I have in my studio already. I work out of a small car garage with no acoustic treatment but learned to make the best of what I got.

    Thank You

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  117. Fergal O'Hanlon

    I learned creativity beats gear. I now spend most of my time writing and creating music. Gear and technique just serve the music.

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  118. Jeffrey Lacey Jr.

    Graham has taught me that anyone can record a quality mix. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a home studio to get started recording and mixing. All it takes is a little motivation and a little know how and Graham does an incredible job at providing both.

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  119. Karniej

    I just want to say thank You for all your work. I have learned a lot from this site.
    P.S. My birthday is at 02.04 just to your knowledge!
    Keep doin’ a good work.

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  120. Joe Wigman

    The best thing I’ve learned from Gram’s instructions is that you can make your recording best if you just use what you have and get busy with it.

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  121. Kurt Areskoug

    I have learned a lot from The Recording Revolution, but the most important lesson I learned is to be confident and strive for great goals without letting gear limit me. It’s very easy to blame gear and thinking that “If only I had this or that my mix would turn out a lot better”.
    This blog has taught me that a good mix can come from aynone, anywhere and anytime.

    Thank you very much for all your helpful tips, and have a great birthday!

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  122. Juan Hernandez

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of your time and inciteful advice. I really appreciate how you keep things in a very musical perspective. Your tutorials and challenges have been motivating; and have a very tangible effect.

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  123. Amai Kinono

    Thank you Graham, you are a great man!

    About 1 year ago I started reading your blog, the most helpful thing I’ve learned from your blog is how you look upon equipment. I learned that home studio is much different from professional studio, and the equipment I already have is good enough for me to make great music if I use them in the right way.

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  124. Isaac Wu

    Hey Graham! I really love your heart and your style of teaching mixing. I was, and still am blessed by it

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  125. Michael

    I learned one great thing from You Graham – simple things are the best in mixing. I always did to much in my songs and results were not so good. Now it’s way better. Thank you for you amazing work!

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  126. Hudson Souza

    Happy birthday Graham and thanks so much for everything you’ve been doing for us!
    I Wish you have long life under God’s blessing!

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  127. Casey

    Most helpful thing I have learned is that practice makes perfect and your first mix will not be perfect. In fact, you will be lucky if your 1000th mix is perfect! Move on and keep trying.

    Thanks Graham!

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  128. Drew Beck

    Happy Birthday dude! So cool for you to be sharing it with all of us!
    Good luck everyone!

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  129. Jeremiah Bauman

    The most important thing I have learned from the recording revolution is that you do not need fancy equipment to make great recordings. I had a simple behringer uphoria um2 interface for a while before I upgraded to the umc404hd. I am a worship leader and I recorded my first worship song I have ever written on this small interface and it sounds great! Thanks for the great advice graham!

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  130. Rafael

    Hi Graham!

    Thanks for the giveaway, I guess the best thing I learned here was that gear is not everything. Too bad I only learned that after already spending way too much money on it to begin with…

    Thanks!

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  131. Matthias Verstraete

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from the Recording Revolution is how simple it actually is. The tools and techniques are quite easy to learn. The difficulty lies in hearing what is necessary in which situation.

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  132. Robert S. Wilson

    Happy birthday, Graham! Keep up the awesome videos and learning tools for new engineers.

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  133. Jacob Winkler

    There’s so much to love about The Recording Revolution, but I think the one tip that has really stuck with me through I everything I do mix related is that whatever change I make I immediately halve that tweak. I’m still making a change, just a smaller change that I can adjust to… If it’s still a problem I can always change it again, but it has totally cut down on the time it takes to dial things in because there is so much less “correcting” later on.

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  134. Carlos Palacios

    I learned to have more confidence on recording my friends’ bands and singers. I understood that gear is not the answer, it’s me who makes the recording and mixes through the gear so I can make great songs or albums with a budget equipment, I just to know how to use it!!

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  135. David Fonseca

    Hi Graham!

    Since started to visit your youtube channel, everything about recording started to make more sense, everything from placing the mics in the right position to understanding how to get the most out of my mixes and what it takes to have a good guitar tone (as a guitarist) as well as the best sounding vocals possible when I record for myself or do sessions for other artists.

    For that, thanks a lot and keep posting great stuff!!

    Cheers, David

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  136. Teresa

    I am a composer/arranger and am wanting to learn how to make recordings of my own works, as well as small projects for others. I am a just a beginner and have learned so much from your emails, blogs and videos! Thanks so much for making all this info available, Graham!

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  137. Andrew

    I learned about mixing muddiness and mono mixing from here and it has helped me in the long run

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  138. Kevin mcgowan

    Great stuff!, the most important thing I have learned is mixing in mono

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  139. Deegan Adams

    The most invaluable thing I have learned from the Recording Revolution is to keep on top of ALL the new gear and software coming out. At least know what it is and what it does. There are SO many new and exciting tools coming out every week that it can be daunting to find them all, so The RR really helps me sort all that out and see what is the cream of the crop. Thank you!

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  140. Damjan Kapor

    Hopefully I’ll get something this time…that Focusrite is looking pretty sweet and it fits well with what a lesson I’ve been putting into practice recently – get it right at the source! In my most recent music venture I took the time to make sure the guys who came over recorded everything as full and well as possible.

    It already sounds half-way decent considering it’s a bedroom recording. Now it needs only a few tweaks instead of a painstaking “fix each track” approach.

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  141. Scott

    Every lesson you give us is a total game changer, thanks for the knowledge and inspiration. Keep doing what your doing man. Your even helping us up here in the north of Scotland. Bet you didn’t think you’d be teaching Students in the Scottish highlands when you started T.R.R eh? Ha nothing but respect, keep up the great work!

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  142. Mati Faraci

    Hey graham! thx…

    “it is better to give than to receive”…

    Happy Eternity!!

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  143. John Holler

    I have learned so much for Graham, but probably the most important is that it’s not as complicated is we wish it was. I was in the “better gear, better plug in, better everything” trap and about to spend money I didn’t have on gear I didn’t need. In fact, I usually did too much of all the wrong stuff. He showed me how to keep it simple and understand the basics. Thanks Graham for all your hard work and happy birthday!

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  144. Matt lovell

    The recording revolution has massively help my mixing come on leaps and bounds, so I’d like to sincerely say I am truly great full for all you are doing Graham! And keep up the good work buddy =)

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  145. Wes Grant

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution was the series on the $300 studio. It really opened my eyes to the fact it wasn’t my gear, it was ME that needed improvement in mic techniques, recording ability and mixing. It was super helpful!

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  146. Adam Gerken

    Happy Birthday!

    Pretty much everything I know I learned here. But I definitely learned what and why we use limiting and compression.

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  147. samuel

    This is a really awesome way to spend one’s birthday. It is all about giving in the end isn’t it?

    The absolute best thing I have learned from Graham is that it is possible to work from where you are at and what you have. You don’t need all this “stuff” before you can start. This has always been a tremendous positive boost for me as I often project my fear of “going for it” towards not having enough gear and plugins. Sometimes just getting a few nice words from a graham video can enough for me to write another song.

    Sure, gear and plugins are always great, but not a necessity for creativity and ideas. They only help you in boosting already good material, not creating it. Even though today I have some gear and plugins, I use more of a minimalistic approach, which saves both time and money, and focuses more on creating songs. I create much more now instead of spending hours on tweaking small details that few notices anyway.

    Cheers and happy birthday!

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  148. Eduardo Flores

    Happy Birthday, Graham! Awesome way to celebrate your birthday, it’s really great to see that more and more people are joining this revolution! Good luck to everybody!

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  149. Jeson Huang

    Above all the amazing tips, tricks, and advices, the most helpful thing I’ve personally learnt from therecordingrevolution is to not let cheap gears stop you from making and mixing great music! This has opened up my eyes in so many ways and how I approach this hobby! 🙂

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  150. Byron Lee

    Just wanted to thank you for all of your encouragement as I continue on this journey of learning more about audio and how to share this with the world.

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  151. Josh Maitland

    Graham’s general philosophy of making music has probably been the most helpful thing on this site – the sharing of “hacks” and focus on making your process be about the song, and not about the gear/plug-in’s etc. has helped me put out all kinds of music in the last couple years (you can check out the latest here – if you like dark blues & psych rock you’ll be in for a treat):

    http://swampyandthenotetroll.bandcamp.com/

    As far as specific techniques… referring to pro mixes and mixing in Mono are KEY!

    Happy birthday brotha and keep on slayin’ it!

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  152. Angelo Caspers

    The most helpful thing I learned from graham is the 30 minute mix! It’s a time saver and doesn’t hurt you so much when a client don’t like your 8 hour attempt!

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  153. Brian

    The most helpful thing I learnt from the Recording Revolution is balance. It helps determine all other decisions I make once I can get the song to the best place possible just using faders. Helps me be more objective.

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  154. Florian Wunderlich

    The most helpful thing I learned: Don’t wait for better conditions, the right timing or more theoretical know-how. Instead, just do it, as that’s the only way to become a better engineer.

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  155. Will

    I have been saving your emails for a couple years now and have checked a few videos out from time to time. I had tried using a lot of your tips n tricks but was one of those things where i didn’t do it often enough to ever really make it an automatic thing for me. That is until recently. I got one of those sit on your butt jobs which actually gave me opportunity to just sit and watch vid after vid. Jot down specifics and take them to the computer. I must say that even in just the last couple months my mixes have gotten much better and i’m retaining the information much more now

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  156. Spencer Ortega

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is that I should mix in mono. This single tip exposed just how muddy my mixes have been. Wish I would have known about it sooner! Thanks.

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  157. David Kars

    Happy birthday Graham! The most helpful thing I’ve learned from TRR is to have a process and stick to it. You are much more productive when you complete things with a focused, intentional process.
    All the best to you!

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  158. Ville Pulkkanen

    What’s the most useful thing I’ve learned on this site? Work philosophy! It’s all about questioning things – can this be done in a simpler, more efficient or creative way?

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  159. Abraham Trujillo

    Happy birthday Graham!

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from you is that you don’t need expensive gear to deliver great mixes.

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  160. James Wolfer

    Graham, your site has helped me immensely. I recently launched my home studio as a business instead of continuing to just dabble as a hobbyist here and there…your advice on NOT upgrading unless you absolutely need it has been a real life and bank account saver! Thanks!
    http://www.studio45records.com

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  161. Martynas Eidukevicius

    It’s so awesome that you do these giveaways. I think you’re already giving people a lot by teaching them. The best thing I ever learned from you is that gear does not matter and I should not waste my time thinking I cannot mix properly if I don’t have this or that plugin/piece of hardware, etc. It’s amazing what a pro can do with only the most basic tools and that just proves how much more important skill is. Thank you for everything you do! 🙂

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  162. Allison

    One of the most helpful tips I remember is the fact that you need to listen to your mix on headphones, speakers and just about anything, no matter how cheap to know how it truly sounds to the regular music user. It is important to have every reference posible to make sure your mix is on point.

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  163. Alex Corriveau

    Best lesson I learned from you: trusting my ears instead of automaticly doing what everybody says. Thanks a lot!

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  164. Brandon Brown

    Graham is truly a blessing to us all wanting to be the best that we can be he teaches in a way that’s understandable but still challenging enough to motivate us to do it. I’ve learned since I’ve been apart and I would recommend it to anyone!

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  165. Leo Nocta

    Discovered Graham’s recording revolution months ago while searching for a few mixing tips, got hooked ever since. He has golden advice, makes you think outside the box and rethink the process of mixing as being simple instead of overly complicated. Very grateful to have someone like this sharing his knowledge, he’s a true giver.

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  166. Andrew Boudreau

    Graham sometimes I wish you had more birthdays.
    Thanks for doing this giveaway and helping to keep us engineers inspired,
    Keep up the good work,
    Andy

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  167. Neil Durrant

    I think the most helpful thing I’ve learned from TRR has been to keep things simple – for example using stock plugins well, instead of “collecting”.

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  168. Jeff Aulich

    Happy birthday! The most important thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution has been that I can no longer blame budget gear for poor mixes. If it’s a poor mix, I don’t need to upgrade gear or plugins, I need to get more familiar with my own gear and only upgrade when a need arises. A close second lesson I learned is how to a 1 hour mix and how to be efficient with my time and workflow.

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  169. Justin Barnhart

    This is so awesome!! Appreciate all you do for the home studio world graham!

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  170. Riley Michaels

    This is awesome! Happy birthday to Graham!! I think Graham has helped me most by not only giving me the tools and wisdom to make great music, but he has motivated me to continue making said music, and I think that without his inspiration, I wouldn’t have been able to pull myself together and make a whole album all by myself in my home studio, in SUCH A SHORT TIME! I think that is the most important thing that RR has ever taught me! Once again, thank you Graham, for everything you do for this community! Happy birthday!

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  171. Brian Akins

    Happy birthday Graham!! From watching your videos I’ve learned to get out of my head a little and stop worrying about the gear so much. Focus on what I have and if it sounds good it is good!

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  172. Ben Brown

    My growth behind the mixing board has been huge thanks to Graham and the Recording Revolution. And when I say growth, I’m talking about my intentional limitations. No longer do I stack plugins and spend my (quite limited) dollars on unfamiliar gear. I’ve developed a pretty strong relationship with my setup and use barely any more than EQ and compression. I’m shocked at how far I can take that. Shocked. My mixes sound better than ever.

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  173. Steven Stembridge

    Graham,
    I can’t say thanks enough for your generosity – sharing so much knowledge and advice and now gear….on your birthday no less. The technique that I’ve learned from the Recording Revolution that has had the greatest impact on the way I work is top-down mixing. I no longer spend forever on individual tracks only to arrive at my master bus and have no idea what to do with it. Thanks, Graham!

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  174. Aleksandar Siloski

    Happy Birtday Graham, all the best!!!
    I’ve learned a lot from you about most important elements of music and recording it. Great giveaway. Thanks

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  175. Alex Howarth

    Graham your tutorial videos have helped me go from average mixes to great mixes and it’s even starting to become pretty easy now. Thanks

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  176. Kiehl Carlquist

    The recording revolution has given me the motivation to keep practicing and getting Bayer as a mixer

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  177. Leon Knorr

    Hi Graham,

    first of all Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
    Second – I have to thank you for offering a opportunity to win such big prizes.
    Now you want to know what the most helpful thing was I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution?
    Well good question. Honestly there is no “one thing” I find the most helpful. Every week you make a new video with new informations and tips I can learn from.
    But maybe there is something. Yes there is. Your video series about making/ producing a song in one month. Because I learned a lot. That you can think of a song, record it, mix it and master it in one month only. And how the whole process works.

    Best Greetings

    Leon Knorr

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  178. Ian B

    Happy birthday Graham, hope you have a great celebration. Thanks for all the resources you put out, really appreciate it : )

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  179. Orion Leidl Wilson

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from you is the importance of mix bus processing. I don’t necessarily use it in the same way that you do, but as a concept I still think that it is very important to a great mix, and your videos have definitely helped give me some great ideas. Thanks for doing the giveaway! Keep up the great videos!

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  180. Ramiro Ortiz

    The most helpful thing that I have learned from The Recording Revolution is that the key to a great mix is balance. This simple concept has helped me produce better mixes and has even allowed me to work on a few professional projects. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  181. Glenn Povey

    Thanks for the gear giveaway offer Graham.
    Best tip I learned from the Recording Revolution is that less is more, yes use audio treatments and effects and all that they give, but be subtle with them and try to get the initial recording as good as possible, by microphone choices and placement.

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  182. Ken Ketler

    To bring out the message of the lord with my music, the greatest thing you have taught me, Graham, is that the GEAR is only a set of tools, but it is our own abilities that make great sounding recordings! This really brought me back to earth.

    Recording-wise, I love all of the instruction you have given on recording drums including the 2-mic “recorderman” style to the “1-mic on the kick drum” minimalist technique. My drums have been getting better and better since I became a subscriber. Cheers, Graham and Happy Birthday!

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  183. Alain Ventura

    I really enjoy the videos and the contests you have help a lot people that are just starting in this business and are trying to make a living out of it.
    It’s really good to know that there good people out there, sharing their knowledge for the future engineers.

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  184. Ratiu Paul

    Graham you really do a great job teaching people how to get the most of what they allready have in their home studios. Happy birthday my friend and keep up the good work!

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  185. Jordan

    The Recording Revolution is my go-to for most mixing techniques — I learned everything from side chain and parallel compression to mix buss compression to putting reverbs on aux channels instead of each channel from the RR.

    Happy Birthday Graham!

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  186. Stelios

    Happy birthday Graham!
    Most helpful thing I’ve learnt from The Recording Revolution?
    Well, everything really! That’s where it all started, where I learnt about EQs, HPFs, Compression, Automation, and all sorts of techniques which I later expanded upon on my own!
    Absolutely love your work, and a huge thanks for creating this magnificent website and all of your awesome videos!

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  187. Jonathan Barlow

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from Graham is to patiently mix in Mono, get eq and compression right, and mix backwards putting the vocals in last. This approach / system really helped to me to get better polish and I’ve even managed to achieve a few mixes that were radio volume, clear, and not harsh or over compressed.

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  188. Roberto

    Casi 300 mails leidos y guardados en mi bandeja de entrada y lo mas util que he aprendido. es que puedo lograr toda mi musica con cosas basicas y economicas, grabaciones de calidad bien pensadas.

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  189. Simon Gahn

    Was ich gelernt habe: Man braucht nicht immer das teuerste Equipment um gute Mixer zu bekommen.

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  190. Daniel Bebawi

    That’s awesome, thank you for all your effort. I’ve learned so much from you, I’ve been a member of dueling mixes and it helped me ALOT in mixing, but now I’m serving in the army for a year…cheers

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  191. Daniel latham

    Geat site! Blessings to all who would educate and encourage people interested in music production!!

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  192. Harry

    I’ve been trying to put together a home recording studio for yrs since discovering TRR. So I’m looking forward to this giveaway. Hope this incls UK. Happy Birthday Graham!

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  193. Juliann

    The most helpful thing I learned is less options and setting boundaries. I have yet to complete a track due to exploring too many options, and not setting time limits. These 2 tips have been extremely effective.

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  194. Paulo De Souza

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from the recording revolution is to take a minimalist approach to mixing. I used to overmix (crazy EQs, too much compression, etc.) until I found this website.

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  195. Christoffer Borg

    The most useful thing I learned on The Recording Revolution is “Top Down Mixing”. Great stuff!

    But I think the most interesting fact is that I discovered this great site from a recommendation by my favourite mixer Jacob Hansen. The word is spreading.

    Keep up the good work!

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  196. Ragnar

    Cheers for sharing this awesome site and your resources with us!
    I’ve been recording my band’s demo tapes (drums in studio, rest at home with pro-ish gear), and your guides have been invaluable to mixing!
    Stay awesome!

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  197. J Morris

    Hey Graham,

    I’ve followed The Recording Revolution for a while now. I appreciate the no nonsense help you give to novices like me. Perhaps the most useful and practical advice that has helped me: The lions share of the mixing process is centered in using the basic tools of any DAW, EQ & Compression. I used to go crazy with plugins on each channel and the result was a crazy mess. My mixes are much better sounding now!

    Thanks !

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  198. Ben

    One of the most simple things Graham mentioned yet made such a big difference for my current mixes was mixing in mono. Like Graham has mentioned it was something I knew about but honestly totally forgot and stopped doing. However it really does help a lot to clean up my mixes. Great stuff!

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  199. Leoanrd

    Happy Birthday Graham!

    Thank you so much for all of your tireless help and advice. My recordings and mixes are much better as a result.

    It was my birthday too last week.
    Bless you!

    Leonard

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  200. Seth Finkle

    Thanks, Graham! Your tips and philosophy have been super helpful to me. Happy birthday and God bless.

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  201. Willis

    Recording Revolution has helped me understand the fundamentals of recording and mixing with ease. I’m really looking forward to joining “Dueling Mixes”!

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  202. Bobby Lamiell

    Happy birthday Graham! I’ve learned the vast majority of anything I do recording-wise through recordingrevolution.com and always refer people to the site or YouTube channel. I’m definitely grateful for your work. My number one takeaway is; ‘keep making, recording, and releasing music not necessarily the means on how it’s accomplished. Thanks!

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  203. Remus

    Happy birthday Graham!
    I have a question.
    Dose the focusrite claret work with a Windows PC?

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  204. Bryan Dean

    Always appreciate the information and love you share of creating music on your blog and website!

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  205. jay stark

    Happy birthday to you. your articles are great and have been very helpful to me. Thank you sir.

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  206. Christer Sundh

    I never used to listen to a mix in mono before, but after some time following/reading all the tips/tricks, I always do. If You’re able to hear all instruments in mono, the stereo mix will be much better. 🙂

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  207. Michael Seals

    The Recording Revolution is clear, practical, and helpful. I now start my mixes with a plan and don’t get hung up as much along the way. Highly recommended.

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  208. jmcleod

    The greatest thing I’ve learned so far from Graham…three words:

    COM, PRES, SION!!!!

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  209. Paul

    2 things I’ve learned is 1 just do SOMETHING. If it’s a mistake then it’s something to learn whether good or bad. That’s how it was done when people first started. There’s ideas, theory and steps but none get you closer to things done until you do SOMETHING even if it’s wrong. 2 subtractive eq take something away only to let it shine somewhere else. Thanks for your sharing your wisdom with us

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  210. Brandon

    Hi Graham,

    I wanted to thank you for all of your helpful information! I’ve learned so much from watching your videos.

    Probably the two most important things I’ve taken away have been to mix with a reference track within your genre and also to record going into a mix with the best sound possible, that means have your plug-ins ready and adjusted and capture the sound you’re looking for within the first take. This then later leads to an even better mix with less work and more polish and shine in the long run.

    I’m currently in school for music production, and I’ve been taught to record dry going in and then add effects later. This never made sense to me and seeing your instructions has helped me tremendously. Thank you so much!

    Also, as I am a music production student, I still haven’t been able to save for a pair of monitors. I’d really like to enter to win the KRK monitors, as this would help me immensely with my recording projects and future submissions to publishers and labels.

    Thanks so much for your time!

    Brandon

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  211. John Meidel

    Hi Graham,
    I love your videos. They have really helped me as an audio engineer.

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  212. Philip Sapp

    What comes to mind when I think how Grahams blog was useful to me in the beginning of my process.

    Was really how to not over think things. Follow your gut.

    This helped me get over some anxiety about being overwhelmed by gear.

    Thanks Buddy

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  213. Curtis

    Graham taught me one of the most important things I’ve learned since I started recording/engineering came from graham and it was this; the equipment we use is only a support for what matters most which is me, the engineer/artist. This has helped me so much get passed the stress of not having a lot of solid equipment. Thanks graham!

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  214. Sho

    80% of my mix comes from how I handle EQ and compression.
    This is the best and the most effective thing I learned from Graham.

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  215. Meena Salama

    This is exciting! Graham, I’m not sure if your birthday is in March but if so we both have March birthdays! If not then this post is probably awkward lol either way I hope you have a great one, this is awesome of you!

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  216. Mitchell Church

    Thanks for all the video tutorials and post about the art of recording and mixing. I’m continuing the one song-one month challenge even after I didn’t get selected as a finalist for that contest. I like the idea of releasing a song every month. It helped reduce my stress level and anxiety because now I don’t have to worry about releasing an album a month but two EP’s every six months.

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  217. Andreas Vestvann Johnsen

    My mixes have had a major leap in quality since I became a part of the Recording Revolution as a follower. I can’t wait to learn more as time goes by 🙂

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  218. Jf

    The most useful thing I’ve leaned via the recording revolution is the value of simple EQ.

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  219. michelle

    Most important thing I’ve learned from your videos: not to think of mixing and recording as rocket science. I don’t have much experience at all with recording (and all I want, really, is to be able to record and mix my own music well enough to demo it). I am just starting, but you’ve made me feel like I can do this.
    Thanks!

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  220. rene koster

    Dear Graham,
    Happy Birthday, I hope you’ll have a great day and a great new year!
    Thanks for your work!

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  221. Mike Reed

    You have taught many things that have been very useful.
    Mono mixing is number one
    Proper EQ and Compression is another
    A step by step order of work flow is a great tool as well.

    Thanks again and Happy B Day

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  222. Dan Corkery

    Most generous of you, Graham..that’s some give-a-way you’ve put together..and I’d certainly love to get my hands on one or more of them..hopefully. :- )

    Anyway, here’s wishing everyone taking part the best of luck.

    Dan

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  223. Jan

    Hey Graham, thanks for the wonderful giveaway (and for everything else you do all the time)! What have I learnt from you which I appreciate the most? I don’t think it’s a specific technique or process. What I value the most is the way I approach mixing and recording thanks to you. I have changed the way I work and the way I think about the whole process of making music (and on the way, I use LOTS of your tips and techniques actually:-)).
    So one more big THANK YOU!!
    And Happy Birthday, man!!!

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  224. Shivam Arora

    It helps us, the home studios how to be pro and improve ourself and our mixes, and taking them to a next revolution. And its only because of the Recording Revolution. Thanks Garham for being our mentor and happy birthday, may god bless you. 🙂

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  225. Itay Aharon

    Happy BDay Graham! Following your blog and youtube vids for over 4 years! 😀
    The most helpful tool I have learned here is the importance of Compression and especially EQ 🙂

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  226. Dave Suprak

    Graham,

    Thanks for all you do for aspiring home studio owners! I have always appreciated your advice, from your Youtube videos, to your resources for purchase. Also, I have really enjoyed your own music. Happy Birthday, Sir!

    Dave

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  227. John Walton

    Starting with January’s one song one month challenge, Therecordingrevolution blog has encouraged me to write and record music. I am now half way to releasing an ep. Unthinkable dream a year ago.
    Easy mantra – make music simply.
    Thanks Graham

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  228. Kiean

    The most useful thing I learned from the Recording Revolution is that its possible to get great sounding mixes without the need of a huge budget and expensive gear. The will to create outweighs the tools you have everytime!

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  229. Robert Blomberg

    The most important thing i have learned here and keep coming back to is the absolute strength that lies within keeping things simple. That goes for producing, arranging, songwriting and so much more. Thanks again for everything you do for us Graham!

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  230. Johnny Antezana

    Thanks for doing this Graham! It’s my birthday this week as well! Happy Birthday.

    I’ve really had my heart set on the Clarett for a while now, saving up for it. Good luck everyone & thanks again Recording Revolution for everyone you do!

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  231. Joel

    Best thing I’ve learned at Recording Revolution? – Use my ears and fully sus out the equipment that I have before thinking about adding more. Not always easy to do, but smart. VERY smart!!

    Happy Birthday, Graham and thanks for all you do for us “little guys”!!

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  232. Andy Simmons

    Definitely that you don’t have to be perfect because no one is perfect! The pressure is off to get ‘the perfect mix’ because the perfect mix does not exist! We all have flaws; therefore, anything we do will be flawed to an extent (even if it’s just a small unnoticeable amount). That’s another trick I’ve learned is that if a track has a mistake that’s audible when soloed out but inaudible when blended correctly in the mix, there’s no reason to obsess over or fix that mistake.

    Now, I’m not saying that I don’t work hard to get the best possible mix/product I can, but I don’t over obsess about it being ‘perfect’ because I know I’m incapable of getting of getting a purely ‘perfect’ mix/product. I do however try my best to give my all into what I’m working on at the time and learn and grow from my mistakes. I try to always grow and improve and make what I and others consider a great product. I’ve heard the saying when referring to sports, “Leave everything out on the field” which essentially means give it all you’ve got and nothing less. That’s what I try to do with my mixes and songs.

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  233. Barry Moquin

    I cannot pinpoint 1 specific thing I have learned because I have learned literally from creating tracks to mastering, incredible amount of free knowledge comes out of the recording revolution website. Graham explains it all so any level musician can understand. Happy Birthday Graham

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  234. Stefan Maretić

    Hello Graham, thanks for inspiring me to become better at this craft!

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  235. Gil

    I was blessed to find your YT channel and material. I’m so pumped to start recording for my church. After watching your $300 challenge I’m very encouraged and confident to record something decent for the glory of God!

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  236. Conor Kelly

    Thanks for all the tips and advice over the years! You have the best channel for recording tips on YouTube. Hope you have a great birthday, Graham!

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  237. John Montes

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned is to keep mixing simple. It’s amazing how far a little bit of processing will take you.

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  238. Kai

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from the recording revolution? Hard to say, as there have been a lot of things. But if I had to pick out something it would have to be: “Recording music is not a science but an art.” As a musician, I like Graham’s intuitive approach to mixing and his tutorials have played a big part in keeping me from giving up the desire to be able to produce records by myself.

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  239. kaedingermix

    Probably the most helpful tip I got from Graham was to learn my tools completely before turning to new tools in hope of achieving better results.

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  240. ray gutowski

    I have learned so much fro gram that’s I couldn’t write all I have learned I been a subscriber for about 3 years and it’s been great I’ll keep learn thanks man God bless.

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  241. Chris Friesen

    Graham, you rock way too much. Seriously.

    If I had to pick one thing that was the most helpful, the one hour mix I think was really good for perspective, it was crazy to see how much you could do in a very short timespan, and how it forced you to work creatively and smart. But seriously, everything I’ve seen is super helpful.

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  242. Curtis

    Graham is the best! I’ve learned so much from him and he’s amazing for stuff like this! Giving away gear to empower newbies to make good music and enrich the world! Thanks Graham!

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  243. Jamie Smith

    First of all, happy birthday Graham. You are giving so, so much to the community! Thank you for that. I have been following you and the Recording Revolution for half a decade or so, and during that time, I have learned a lot of great stuff. Some of the most significant deal-breakers, I have realised from you, is to be the best I can be every day and beyond. Learn from my (and your) mistakes and further practice and improve my knowledge and skillset to develop results rather than buying all the great (and expensive) gear in the world. I benefit a lot and have a great laugh following your theme series and challenges on YouTube, keep up the good work! Here’s to you, and to making better music now, and in the future! Cheers.

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  244. Howard Vandermark

    I appreciate your minimalist approach to mixing. It is refreshing in a world in which gear is God.

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  245. David Lord

    Graham, thanks for your time, expertise and generosity. The best to you and yours.

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  246. MJ

    This is an incredible giveaway! Happy Birthday and thank you for always giving away valuable information and motivating others to believe they can succeed! We really appreciate it. Hello from MN!
    Thanks, Graham!

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  247. seyla vorngsok

    I’ve learned a lot from your video. keep up the good works. God bless you.

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  248. Flemming Cilius

    Th is is truely awesome. Happy birthday Graham. May you have a good one.

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  249. Kraijen

    I’ve been a working musician for about 20 years now. I recently started putting together a small studio for the first time in my house. There are some very nice items here, and the advice is informative.

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  250. Erik

    Thank you for your great blog and youtube videos, very helpfull stuff! Happy birthday, God bless you!

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  251. Bobby Dunn

    One of the things that has been most beneficial to me is checking my mix in mono.

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  252. Ryszard

    Thanks for an opportunity to win some very useful gear, you’re damn right, I need to improve my music production

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  253. Howard Vandermark

    My grandpa’s birthday was March 27. Is yours March 28? Good day to be born! Happy birthday and thanks for the monitors, LOL!

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  254. Jess

    Learning a more methodical approach to mixing, the importance of reference tracks when mixing in a less than ideal setup, and the importance of mixing in mono, have all been really helpful tips that I’ve gotten from the Recording Revolution that have instantly (or at least very quickly) made all of my mixes better. Thanks Graham and Happy Birthday!!

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  255. Jaivaughntae Hodges

    The recording revolution taught me mix bus processing and honestly, it’s the greatest tool in my arsenal for engineering. I can completely transform a dull mix into a brighter mix with clarity and weight.

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  256. Antoine Michaud

    Thanks for everything Graham, been following you for years and cannot thank you enough ! Happy birthday, man 🙂

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  257. Terry Davis

    One thing I have learned since following Graham & The Recording Revolution is recording in mono. I’ve always thought that recording in stereo would be better, but following Graham’s advice really made things easier in the recording process.

    I also appreciated participating in the One Song One Month challenge. It pushed me to make time to actually take a song from an idea to completion.

    Thank you, Graham for sharing your insight! Be blessed, man!

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  258. Eugene Muthumbi

    The best thing I’ve picked from The Recording Revolution is the “less is more concept”. I was always a sucker for gear always checking websites and fora for the next best gear. I never got round to buying any because I could never afford it. But since joining your mailing list and subscribing to your channel on YouTube, I’ve getting way better mixes than i ever have on my old cans which cost me about $10 with stock plugins in my DAW (FL Studio) by just using tips such as reference tracks and whatnot! I just wish you could hook me up with an audio interface to help me jumpstart my home studio. 🙂
    I’m saving up to pay for your course material and grow myself!
    Thank you Graham!And Happy birthweek! You are awesome!

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  259. Mateus

    I learned the value of keeping yourself organized thought out the whole production process.

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  260. Bryan Lewis

    The biggest thing that I’ve learned from you Graham is “balance, balance, balance.”

    Happy Birthday and keep up the great work— it’s really helping me since my day job is separate from my wanting to continue growing and learning about recording, mixing, and mastering.

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  261. Adam Badlotto

    The most helpful tip I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is that everything comes down to the music, not the plugins or gear you use.

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  262. Steve Hill

    The recording revolution have taken the fear and mystery out of the entire recording process. I would not be getting the great recordings I do without having been involved with this. Thanks for everything you do, and have a Happy Birthday. 🙂

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  263. Andrew MacDonald

    Happy Birthday! I think giving on ones birthday is a great gift in itself. Thanks for your blog and all your videos and tips, and Dueling Mixes. It all has been such a help making my music better.

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  264. NtokozoLOve

    The Pro tools bundle is insane!! I would love to win that. Good luck guys. Happy Birthday Graham.

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  265. Jonathan Timpe

    Happy Birthday Graham! Thank you so much for everything you do and keep up the awesome work!

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  266. Devin Lee

    I learned to have a clear and focused method to recording, mixing, and mastering. I used to be all over the map just wanting to hear final product to each song. In order to get the idea from your head to the public takes time and patience.

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  267. Jacob

    Thank you so much for all the videos Graham, it has moved my music by miles!
    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recoring Revolution, is that you don’t need expensive equipment or a lot of Plug-ins to produce the best sound possible. This is the most helpful, because of all the pressure you get, when you’re seeing a picture or a video of a recording studio, with Top Of The Line Pre-Amps, Monitors, etc., or browsing websites for new EQ’s or Compressors, because you don’t see the potential of the built in ones in your DAW. It’s such a big relief to have someone like you to tell us otherwise, so we focuse on what really matters – Making great sounding music.

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  268. George Yiakoumi

    Happy birthday Graham! Thank you for The Recording Revolution, where if it not for your video tutorials I’d still be handicapping my mixes making the same old mistakes. All the best.

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  269. Chris A

    This might be slightly ironic–the most important thing I’ve learned from Graham (and Joe!) is to make do with what you have. Yes, new gear and plugins are neat and fun but you shouldn’t put off making music because of some gear you don’t yet have. The best way to get better and more productive is to keep writing, recording, mixing with the tools you have at your disposal right now.

    …That said, I’d totally put that snazzy Scarlett interface to use 😛

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  270. Oronde Jenkins

    Happy Birthday Graham!

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is that a great mix starts with a great recording session. It’s easier to record it right the first time than to try to fix it in post.

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  271. Bill Dellert

    Love the recording revolution. I listen to and read all of the postings. My projects are so much better. I’ve even gone back to older finished projects and re-mixed them.

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  272. Herschel Newman

    I’m back to recording again and it feels great! New gear will help to bolster my growing collection and increase creativity… I’m excited for the opportunity. I regularly access the blogs and websites 4 tips and tricks and a basic understanding of how pros get there mixes so tight…Thanks Graham!!

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  273. Justin

    the most helpful thing(s) I’ve learned on the recording revolution:
    1) Use Reference tracks!
    2) Mix in mono
    3) oddly enough – the four-hour work week! great book!

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  274. Chaitanya Bhagwat

    Hey Graham, thank you for all your energy! Often, your tricks are great, and even when I dont agree with your tips, they provide food for thought.

    I’ll be honest, I do hope I get lucky here :p. GAS(Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is hard to control, especially with freebies since I haven’t been able to invest in my setup in a while!

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  275. Tiki Horea

    Mixing in mono and the fact that I don’t necessarily need 3rd party plugins and outboard gear to make great mixes. It’s down to practice.
    Also, stereo buss multiband compression for increasing width. That made my day(s).

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  276. Rob

    I think the best thing I have gotten out of your site are many small things that you communicate so well. But if I had to pick one thing it would be the ability that you have to make people feel empowered and that the results we seek are in our hands and ears and not in that (enter a billion choices) of an elusive peice of gear. There’s no reason why we can’t have great results with whatever we are working with now.

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  277. Luís Reis

    Hello, happy birthday from Portugal, where your tips and teachings reach. Thank you for all!

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  278. Dan Tremblay

    I am absolutely obsessed with your website! I watch all of your tutorials and love the fact that you are always positive and inspirational. I’m currently just getting my feet wet with composing for multimedia, and your tutorials and blogs have been paramount to improving my mixes. I use very small fostex monitors and a m-audio interface that doesn’t even have updated drivers! But it ain’t stopping me!! Limitations!

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  279. Johnny Krasinkiewicz

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is EQ in mono (even more so than mixing at low volumes). For me, EQ never really made sense, but just “clicked” right away when I tried it in mono. Thanks for all the great tips!

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  280. Eric

    You continue to amaze me by your diligence in giving back for the blessings you have received. Thank you for all you do for the community both naturally and spiritually.

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  281. Raphael Slagg / Blind Fret Studio

    Happy Birthday and Best Wishes and Great Success in the years to come. Your Talents will Capture You the Highest Status and Prestige you have worked so long and hard for.. sharing the knowledge you have is one of the Greatest Gifts to the world of music.
    Sincerely,
    Raphael Slagg / Blind Fret

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  282. Steven Rosbotham

    Another great giveaway. Have to say you have been a true inspiration to me. Learnt more from your courses and youtube channel in the last two years I’ve been following, than i have in the six or seven previously. Before i was getting nowhere, muddling around and just twiddling knobs and buttons trying to figure out all of this on my own. Now I have an understanding of how a lot of this works, and that is down to you. Thank you.

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  283. Dimon

    Happy birthday mate! Wish you happy, healfy life and flawless mixing, while working with talented musicians!

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  284. Anthony

    Thank you Recording Revolution! Starting my mixes by loading up the mix buss has totally improved my work flow.

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  285. Robert Schultzberg

    Extraordinarily helpful content that you can keep coming back to over and over again to sharpen your audio chops…and free!!

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  286. QubeX2

    Happy birthday Graham!

    Very grateful for all your lessons.
    The most helpful thing I’ve learned is about separating sounds in the mix.
    Remove certain frequencies to exalt others. Cleaner mix.

    Thanks again!

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  287. Steve H.

    Happy Birthday Graham!

    I love this idea, give stuff away instead of expecting presents!

    So many awesome tips have been offered its really hard to single out just two.. but if iI have to I’ll choose using elective EQ and compression as the two top tips.

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  288. Daniel

    I asked my teacher at SAE: “When are we gonna learn some mixing?”
    He smiled at me and said: “We won’t. You’ll have to do it yourself. It’ll take some years.”
    Since that day I’m constantly developing my mixing skills and I’m slowly getting the hang of it! Grahams articles and tutorials have helped me tremendously!!

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  289. D Clark

    I enjoy reading your tips in each newsletter. My music and sound have improved quite a bit. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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  290. Jakub Szymsza

    I’ve learned about Recording Revolution just about three months ago, and it changed my whole life. Before I recorded just one song with my band. We’ve recorded it using Audacity and all I did during “mixing” was I just changed volume and pan. It sounded quite good but it wasn’t loud (I had no idea what a mastering is) and it was not balanced. Then I discovered Recording Revolution, signed to mailing list and started to learn. I’ve found out that I got CD with Cubase LE4 for free when I bought a multieffect (I had no idea what it was good for) so we’ve tried to record another song, this time using DAW and a bit of knowledge I gained from this website. The recording was perfect, but I sucked at mixing, because I had no monitors so the mix had too many basses.
    Three months later, I did a remix of both these songs and IMHO they sound wonderful. Balanced, mastered, and all of that just because of Graham. Thanks a lot for saving my band hundreds of dollars we’d spend on a pro studio – now we record in our rehearsal room for free with almost same quality.

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  291. Aris Spyropoulos

    the five minute mixes helped me a lot back in the day, and gave me perspective for many things.

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  292. Rob Loomis

    Thanks for all you do Graham! A huge resrouce for me.

    Hope you and your family had a great resurrection day!

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  293. Brian Clinton

    By far the most helpful thing I’ve learned from you is your unwavering philosophy that skill trumps gear. I have spent weeks learning how things work, and strategies in mixing from you (you were my first, and primary foundation in my mixing education), but it your freeing and empowering mantra that you can do excellent work with a little bit of budget gear, stock plugs, and skill. You are an inspiration.

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  294. Jure Jerebic

    I’ve followed your tips for a while, and they helped me really make better music and better balanced mixes. Thanks!

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  295. Louis

    The one thing I learnt from the recording revolution is “you don’t need expensive gear to make expensive music” .. It really helped me in improving myself as a young audio engineer..

    From Nigeria with love!

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  296. Ricky Wascher

    I visit The Recording Revolution frequently and have learned so much from Graham’s “no-brainer” approach to mixing! He taught me that mixing does not have to be complicated! Thanks Graham!!!!!!

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  297. Eduardo Zanotti

    This time my plan is to win. Lol.
    This site has been helping me a lot and now giving this gifts is awasome.
    Thanks Graham for all the help.

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  298. Troy Smith

    First off, let me start by saying how cool it is that you’re doing a giveaway. Not only do you educate others with your thorough video tutorials, but you also give away free stuff?! That’s amazing man. Anyways, I’d like to say just how thankful I am for what you’ve done for me. I am currently watching your JumpStart Series and let me tell you…ever since learning what each knob in EQ’s and Compressor’s does, and how to use them, my instrumental’s have been sounding more crisp and more smooth. I can’t thank you enough, and I’m looking forward to purchasing some other series as well! Thank you so much and keep up the great work. I really do appreciate it. And also, thank you for providing suggestions for starter equipment because I did not even know where to start. You’re the real MVP

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  299. Kevin Foster

    The most valuable thing I’ve learned from the recording revolution is to mix in mono. Ever since then, I’ve taken more time to see how my sounds fit together in the mix and make sure they can all be heard in mono. Changed my whole process. Panning is now the last thing I do.

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  300. Jay Parmar

    Happy birthday man! Thanks for being an incredible inspiration and teacher 🙂 I’ve learnt so so much from you, not just technical stuff but from the great person you are 🙂 Wishing you an amazing year ahead dude!!! 🙂

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  301. Sweet Auburn

    Great advice on using a mix template where each track is already setup with EQ and COMP plugins !

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  302. Checko Glen

    You don’t need expensive gear to make a real good recording and production in your home studio, all you need to know is to understand the tools you have!

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  303. Søren

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned here? The value of getting out of the environment i mix/write music in. It’s so easy to overlook the effect og this 🙂

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  304. Brad

    Hey Graham. Happy Birthday this week!

    The gift I have for you this year is my gratitude. I have been following your blog for almost a year now and I’ve seen a significant improvement in my mixes just by following the workflow you’ve set out, from gain staging to sweetening. Having that structure and method has given me more focus in my mixing and it shows in the results.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Brad

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  305. Fergan

    This is all good prices man i would love to win any of them they are all super dope i hope i win and i hope this is not exclusive to the US only becouse im from south africa…..

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  306. Taylor Lambert

    Hey Graham, thanks for everything you’ve done with the Recording Revolution. It’s improved my recordings and mixes dramatically. I think the best thing I’ve learned from you is learning to mix in mono. I always EQ my mixes in mono now and they have turned out much better because of it. Thank you!

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  307. Christopher Siu

    Graham,

    First of all, happy birthday!! You really are a blessing to us, and we cannot be more grateful! In regards to how you’ve helped us, your jumpstart series really gave me a foundation of the terminology in audio production, which I now understand and really appreciate you for that. Continue selling great products in the future, and happy birthday once again! God bless!

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  308. Jonas Schauerte

    Hey Graham,

    really cool that you’re doing this. I’ve only really gotten into mixing at the beginning of this year, and I have to say that watching your videos as well as Fluff’s and SpectreSoundStudio’s has really helped me getting pretty decent in this short time. Hope I might get a chance to build my home studio a little quicker this way 🙂

    Greetings from Germany!

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  309. Jerry

    The recording revolution has turned my mixing from shitty to a professional level… I can’t just thank you enough. You have helped a lot of people. Happy birthday Graham Cochrane.

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  310. Ian

    My favorite advice so far has been to make eq decisions while in mono. I use mono referencing to get levels, but I never thought of making most of my mix moves while in mono. I’ll definitely be trying this out on my next mix!

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  311. Oscar Ginette

    In love with TheRecordingRevolution! I’m a Spanish IT Engineer Student and it was hard for me to follow tutorials in english or find good spanish ones. But TRR changed everything, it is short, clear and usefull. I have improved in months what I would have improved in years! thanks a lot

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  312. Paul

    I’ve learned so many things from Graham. To list just a few. Organised and logical approach to mixing (rather than random confusion). Mixing in mono – really helps in many situations. Restricting options – allowing only a limited amount of gear and software – helps me think straight. Get a balance first. Use bus processing from the start to get a good basis. Pre process individual tracks before starting to mix to get a better starting point. There are plenty more!

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  313. Benjamin

    The most helpful thing I learned from your site is how to use eq and compression to carve spaces for different elements in a mix so they are not stepping on each other sonically. It helped me mix my own projects for the first time.

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  314. William Smith

    You have helped me exponentially! The simplicity of your tips and the theory/knowledge behind them have changed the way I think forever! Whether it be gear, time management, or just motivation, what you are doing here has inspired me greatly!

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  315. Matthew Pohl

    Never did I think that something as simple as EQ and Compression would be able to better my mix more than any other set of plugins. And I wouldn’t have even thought of switching techniques if it weren’t for Graham and The Recording Revolution.

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  316. Mark Toliusis

    I’d been recording for over 15 years before discovering Graham’s site. As I put together my new project studio, his advice really got me thinking about the equipment that I really NEED, and how to design things to focus on the music and maximize creativity. Additionally, his ideas on compression (esp. mix buss) immediately transformed the way that I mix. Keep up the great work, Graham!

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  317. Rachel

    The recording revolution always give me little hints and tips to try to make my recordings and mixes better, sometimes it’s nice to read that your doing things the same way as other people and other times it great to see if there is a better way of using your plugins and techniques. I massively cut down on the amount of plugins I was using after the challenge of only using stock plugins and getting to know them! Always a great read and new ideas

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  318. Jared Smith

    Graham, I’ve been following you for over a year now. I’m working on producing my own EP and album. I can’t thank you enough for your honesty, openness, and motivation that has founds it’s way into every single one of my songs. You’ve taught me and many others the true and honest way to produce music with integrity, rather than stealing plugins and spamming the internet with self-promotion.
    You’ve taught me that I don’t have an excuse for not making incredible music. Thank you so much for that.

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  319. Daniel Due Weng Petersen

    Thank you Graham. You have learned me basically everything I know about mixing 🙂

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  320. Spencer

    The most helpful perspective you have given is its not about the gear. Too easy to get swept up in all the expenses for making good music. Always great to come back here for tips and tricks to remember what its all about. Thanks!

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  321. Luke

    Happy Birthday Graham!

    Top thing I’ve learned from the RR is: small moves add up to big changes!

    Cheers,
    Luke

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  322. Sang Hoon

    Happy Birthday Graham!
    First time to write a comment here but I’ve been gaining a lot from you and I am so grateful of what you are doing on this earth.
    Thanks for helping people around the world to do better recording and mixing, as well as to be a better person.
    I get inspired every time when I watch your videos and read your posts.
    I hope you achieve your ultimate goal through your life and career.
    Also, hope you have a wonderful and exciting week!
    Thanks!

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  323. Aaron Carter

    Graham!

    Happy Birthday and thank you so much for all you do. Honestly I don’t think I never would have discovered my passion for music engineering if I hadn’t stumbled upon your site when I started running sound for my church. I discovered how much I enjoy making sure music sounds great and is enjoyable to listen to. Now I’m building a recording room in my basement and going to start making some better music here soon. I couldn’t thank you enough 🙂

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  324. Thiago Ribeiro da Silva

    Thank you for all shared knowledge over the years, Graham. I’m a fan of your work and teaching methodology.

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution was how selecting less plugins can cause a huge impact on the mix, even when using the stock ones. After that, I left my 3rd party plugin packages and I’m using only the native plugins from my DAW. My work got better, faster and requiring less computer resources.

    Happy Birthday, and thanks again!

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  325. Martin Gunkel

    Through TRR I learned to mix in mono. If you want that your mix sounds better than mix in mono.

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  326. Ruben Hamans

    What helped me the most is understanding the power of a high pass filter!

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  327. Jason Rajcok

    Happy birthday, Graham! Thank you for all of the work you put into each video and blog post you create.

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  328. Manny

    The most helpful thing i’ve learned is how to properly have a great mix. A lot of great information here.

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  329. Matt

    Hi Graham,

    I’m leaving this comment in an effort to try and win some gear in the giveaway! I’ve been following you for about 5 years now and you have been an amazing resource which vastly improved my recording and mixes. The most helpful thing I’ve learned from the Recording Revolution is how to use EQ properly. It sounds so simple and insignificant, but EQ is an amazing tool that can be easily abused without proper knowledge of it’s use. Years ago in your first 5 Minutes to a Better Mix series you detailed the proper use of EQ, including the power of high pass/low pass filters and cleaning up muddy mid frequencies. It seems like common knowledge now, but back then that info really helped me out. Thank you!

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  330. Ruben Moreno

    I can really, really use a new interface. The only Presonus Firebox I’ve been using is starting to get a buzz in the preamps.

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  331. Ashton

    Thanks, Graham, for all your training! I think the most helpful thing I’ve learned is a combination: use the gear I have and learn it inside and out and practice, practice, practice to train my ears and hone my skills. Love the simplicity and the tips.

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  332. Wouter

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned is the fact that gear doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it what matters.

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  333. mike naber

    I have learned so much from Grahm just by watching the free videos i get. plus i love the app for my phone. it’s great to get advice from other people with more experience than me. Happy Birthday Grahmn and enjoy it.

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  334. Ciaran Nolan

    One of things that helped me the most was a video you made about how to mic up a drum kit with just one microphone, this helped me a lot as i once had to try mic up a kit with limited resources as i was just starting out and did not have a lot of a equipment, all i had was one microphone and an audio interface with one mic input. So this technique that you shared was very helpful in my situation.

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  335. Andrew Wheeler

    I love your channel and all that you’ve done for the home studio community, your faith shines through all you do, thank you for this opportunity!

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  336. Tapio

    Maybe the most helpfull piece of advice I’ve gotten from Graham is to concencrate on improving my skills over my equipment. That pretty much sums up what’s become my approach to songwriting, producing, recording and mixing.

    Cheers and happy birthday to Graham. Keep good things coming!

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  337. Christian Jones

    I’ve learned from Graham that my stock plugins are great actually (Sonar X3e) and that I don’t need to rush out and spend money on the latest and greatest plugins and that I should work on my craft and savey money and that if I do ever buy more plugins I should have a very good reason to do so. Thanks Graham

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  338. Kashyap Jaishankar

    the most important thing i’ve learned from the recording revolution has to be that there isn’t just one way to get your mix to the mark! it is easily one of the best lessons i’ve learnt here.

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  339. Dino DeAngelis

    I have a feeling you will be getting a lot of comments…Thanks for the great advice, and have a fantastic birthday!

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  340. Jan Jasiński

    The most amazing thing was the one hour mix series. It came out when I was just starting my journey with mixing and it really gave me a bit of a feel for what to do and how to use certain small thing to really get a great end mix!

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  341. Andrew P

    I love love love TRR!! Watching your videos and reading your articles have taken my game to many different new levels. A couple big things for me is learning more about eq and compression, and you have taught me so much about different ways to use and utilize them in my mixes.
    Thank you Graham!! 🙂

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  342. Brent Price

    The Recording Revolution has probably been the most helpful source for home recording that I have ever used. Thank Graham!!!

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  343. Alex

    Cheers Graham. Love what you do here at The Recording Revolution. Please keep up the good work for us all!

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  344. Kjetil

    Main thing I’ve learnt this year: Keeping it simple – less processing and broader strokes yield more musical results. I now have confidence I can to professional mixes with the tools I have – which my wallet is happy for, haha.

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  345. Ben Schummer

    Graham’s tips are fundamental to getting started. Understanding that 90% of your mix comes from eq and conpression is probably the best lesson any new mixer can learn.

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  346. Johannes

    The biggest improvement to my mixes was focusing on EQs instead of messing around with stereo settings.

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  347. Cameron

    What I’ve learned most from Graham is that it’s all about being minimal with your processing. Good signal, good recording, and good acoustic treatment is what makes great music. Oh and to stop obsessing about gear ;). We live in an age where gear is now inexpensive and you can get great results with it. It’s all about getting over the craziness of constantly needing better gear or more post-processing and to focus more on making music, and capturing that music well from the source.

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  348. C-Threep

    I’m a self taught audio “engineer” and learned by trial and error and following blogs. Graham has been very helpful with his tips and insights. One tip that comes to mind was his explanation of how to record vocals. Been paying off ever since.

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  349. Marc

    My favourite video of you is “3 Home Studio Mistakes We Make”. I think simplicity is one of the most important parts of, well, not only music. This is something I always have to remind me of.

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  350. Josh Gilbertsen

    Been a follower of your blog for about a year and a half. Love your content, love your willingness to share.

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  351. Riakeye Karr

    Subscribing to “The Recording Revolution” has helped me to get the most out of low-cost equipment, and overall how to improve on my mixing.

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  352. Purusottam Samal

    Dear sir, I’m an 18 year old producer from India. 2 years ago I had entered the world on recording. I come from a highly academic family who viewed music as just a hobby and not worthy of a real job. But I started recording and learning through your YouTube channel and right now I get production gigs which pay and well things are going well! All thanks to you sir! Do keep it going! 😀

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  353. Timothy Field

    Honestly the most important thing I´ve learned was how to properly use EQ and Compression in my mixes.

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  354. Masieneth Ouk

    I’ve learned so much from, from basic gain staging before a mix to neat tips and tricks such as using slates revival to create the high end in the vocals that sit perfectly. Thanks Graham for all you do for us up coming audio engineers. I have nothing but respect for what you do.

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  355. zachary hodge

    So far you have taught me so much! The most important thing i think you have taught me is really how to begin at this. By just recording anyone who will let me and doing it for free for a while, you convinced me to go out and take the experience that I need! I want to do this forever! I love making music and you have helped me so much already!

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  356. RADOXIUM

    Super Awesome Dude, Super Awesome Teacher, Learned a lot from you and to my latest addition got my self the KRK KNS 8400 after reading your blog about the headphones.

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  357. David Prato

    The best thing I’ve learned its that there is no need of having an amazing gear to accomplish an excelente mix. Graham, thanks for made believe in myself.

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  358. George Reece

    I just started running my own project studio full-rime this year after a dozen years making records for myself and others as a hobbyist. Graham’s tips and philosophies have already been invaluable. Thanks! 🙂

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  359. Rosti Voznyuk

    Thanks for doing this, Graham, you’re the best! I am a better musician and engineer today thanks to you!

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  360. Armin

    Nice blog, I learned a lot about how to get better music and mixes with the gear I already have! This is awesome!

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  361. Daniel Rudenberg

    Graham,

    Thank you for being such a good teacher and mentor to so many of us!

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  362. Chris

    Most awesome thing I have learned thus far from The Recording Revolution is to be true that plug-in’s will not make your mixes any better – the talent comes from within.

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  363. Chase Porter

    The most useful thing I’ve ever gotten out of the Recording Revolution was your Rethink Mixing tutorial. I had kind of wandered aimlessly and picked up bits and pieces of advice about mixing, but your lessons gave me a great beginning-to-end workflow, which I really needed to get me going!

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  364. Chuck Thompson

    Graham…thanks for all you do. Your tips on mixing are some of the best on the ‘net and have helped me actually COMPLETE some great new material…keep up the good work…

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  365. Dusan

    There is a lot of tutorials about mixing, recording or stuff related to the technical side of music production. What i found unique about Recording Revolution is the psychological side of it, like how to approach some particular problem or the fact u dont need expensive gear to be able to make good mix. I’m very gratefull for those kind of advices and tips that i got from Recording Revolution. Keep with the good work.

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  366. Armando Sandin

    I’ve learned a lot, but a lot!
    I didn’t know how to use a compressor, gates, mic’ing techniques, -15db sweetspot, useful tips in how to record vocals, and the list goes on.
    I have been really thankful to recording revolution and graham for giving us some many excellent tips!
    I had to send you guys an email thanking you for all these tips.
    Ive told some of my friends to see your videos and if they can, buy your packs, because its excellent material!
    You guys rock and i hope you keep doing it the same way or even better.

    thanks again!

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  367. Michael

    One of the most useful tips I have Learned from the recording revolution was about the power and use of proximity effect on Microphones and how you can really manipulate the sound with simple Mic techniques.

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  368. Andrew P

    Thank you Graham! I love love love TRR! I have learned so much from your videos and articles! Especially in the eq and compression areas. Keep up the amazing work!!

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  369. Sergio Vicente

    the most helpful thing I’ve learned from The Recording Revolution is Mix with stock plugins and get some high level mixes!
    thanks to help us to make a high level mixes without a big studio with expensive gear.
    God really bless you for help people like me to make His purpose in our lifes!

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  370. Bjornar Kibsgaard

    Ok, to be completely honest the number one thing I learned from Graham was to end the upgrade madness. I am not saying I have completely stopped buying geear, but I am focusing 95% on getting better with the stuff I already have. And the stuff I have is certainly up to par.

    Today, even basic or free stuff (read: garageband) is up to a standard that will enable you to make fantastic sounding tracks. You only have to know how to use the tools you have. And THAT is the main thing I have learned from Graham.

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  371. Simon

    The most helpful thing that I’ve learned from Graham is how to mix little by little and not to overthink a mix because honestly, many times I do. I actually started learning how to mix a proper song from Graham and till this day I still watch his “1 Hour Mix” videos to get insides on how to mix properly and boy ohh boy has that helped me out alot. It’s awesome to see how far you’ve come Graham. Happy/Blessed birthday! Cheers! Have a blast!

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  372. Ben

    Thanks so much for the giveaway Graham. I’ve learned and accomplished so much using the techniques you’ve shared.

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  373. Cesar Ferrolho

    Hi! I’m new to this blog, but i look forward to visiting more and learning something new! Regards.

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  374. Lorcan Howard

    The most helpful thing I have learned from the Recording Revolution is that Limitation is the best tool for Productivity. I used to view the world of music as a very daunting place, and was always overwhelmed at how I could ever start to reach anywhere within it. However, upon implementing this way of thinking, I began to take matters into my own hands. Now, I am getting paid to do recording sessions with local bands, I’m writing my own music ready for recording, and I have even got a placement at a Professional Studio up town! I have never felt as grateful for my opportunity as a music maker to make a difference and to sprout my own happiness, even in my personal life, since having the Recording Revolution there to guide me. Thank you so much Graham, I think we can all agree you’ve made a positive impact on our lives 🙂

    P.s. I hope you gave those mixing ears a rest this Birthday 😛

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  375. Dan

    Hey Graham! Love the work you’re doing here! One of my favorite concepts that you’ve presented is mixing in mono. Can definitely say that my mixes sound much clearer after I’ve gone through the “dirty work” of separating tracks in mono. Sure is rewarding to hear it in stereo after that too! 🙂 A super valuable trick that every engineer should implement.

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  376. Randy Stoda

    I love Graham’s approach to recording. He’s such an inspiration! Subscribing to TRR has given me the encouragement to go ahead and just get started. Thanks for all you do!

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  377. A.J. De Witt

    Graham, my man. I am so thankful for you and your company. What you do is so authentic and a blessing to those who are passionate about making music. Your videos have encouraged me to not only become a better artist/producer, but to be the best of a person I can be. You see, I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety for a couple years now due to having ADD and losing my dad to brain cancer, so I’ve had the hardest time keeping myself motivated to make music. When I start watching more of your videos, I felt like I was in a counseling session, which made me feel like somebody was really helping me to achieve my goals and not throwing me off to the side. Everything you teach is step-by-step and so simplified, which has helped me minimize my focus on other things and focus on what really matters in pushing my career. I still struggle to this day with making music and making it my career, but I have more confidence that I can do it because your videos have shown me that it is possible when you take the right steps and have the right mindset. So again, Graham, thank you so much for all the work that you do to help people like me and many others achieve their goals.

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  378. Milan

    I have learnt the most important thing from you. You don’t need a lot to make good records. Your 300$ challenge is the best 😀

    Thanks Graham… Happy Birthday 😀

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  379. Benjamin

    Graham – thank you for all you do to encourage us to make great music. I’ve struggled for years to get good sounding recordings – you’ve described nearly all of my frustrations with perfect accuracy, but more than that, you’ve given me hope and a plan of how to do better!

    The most helpful thing I’ve learned so far has been that “it’s not the gear – it’s me.” It’s gotten my focus off of what I should buy, and put my focus on learning the art of recording and mixing.

    Happy Birthday, and God bless you.

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  380. Håkan

    First of all, congratulation fr.o.m. Sweden. Thank you for all the advise that you share with you, IT really helps.

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  381. Thomas Rodriguez

    The most important thing i learned is that you dont have to use so many different plugin to get a great sounding mix. Learned little tricks to make a huge difference on the mixes

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  382. Hrvoje

    Thank you Graham for all of your great advices and your guidance. You have made my mixing trip a lot easier 😉

    The best thing You gave me was a different perspective on the whole mixing process and on myself as a mixing enthusiast (I don’t want to use the word engineer for myself yet 😛 ). There a lot of tutorials available online, but you managed to sum it all up in the best possible way (at least in my opinion).

    I hope you will continue to guide us in the years to come. Keep on being awesome ^_^

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  383. Nolan Brock

    Thanks Graham for everything you’ve taught me! I’ve been watching your videos for as long as I’ve been mixing. You’ve helped me to see that it’s not about the gear or the software, but about making great music.

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  384. Tim Woodin

    We have learned how crucially important organizing the work flow is to the finished product.

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  385. Marcus Manderson

    Learning something every week from your posts. Plus we are JMU alum. LOL. I think right now the mastering tips have been helping in my personal projects. Keep them coming!

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