For the entire month of May 2011, I posted a daily video tutorial to help you get better mixes in your home studio. The idea was simple, create a ton of great free video content that was easy to digest and implement into any mixer’s workflow.

It was such a successful video experiment that I did it again in January of 2012 and March of 2013. Each video is about 5 minutes and gets right to the point. Below are all three rounds of 31 videos in order. Watch them, leave a comment, and then go use the tips and techniques you learned to help you in YOUR mixes.


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Day 1 – Proper Gain Staging

Day 2 – Mix Bus Compression

Day 3 – High Pass Filter

Day 4 – LCR Panning

Day 5 – Gating Drums

Day 6 – Subgroups

Day 7 – Tape Saturation On Drums

Day 8 – Room Mic Compression

Day 9 – Kick Drum Low End

Day 10 – Instant Effected Drum Kit

Day 11 – Compressing Bass Guitar

Day 12 – Bass Saturation

Day 13 – Piano In Mono

Day 14 – The Mute Button

Day 15 – Pre Vs. Post Fader Sends

Day 16 – Reverb Pre-Delay On Snare

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Day 17 – Vocal Delay Trick

Day 18 – Wider Lead Vocals

Day 19 – Panning Harmonies Wide

Day 20 – Vocal Stutter Effect

Day 21 – Vocal De-Esser

Day 22 – Telephone Vocals Effect

Day 23 – Mixing In Mono

Day 24 – Mixing At Low Volumes

Day 25 – Vocal Rides

Day 26 – Drum Overheads Automation

Day 27 – Automate Subgroups

Day 28 – Reverse Crash

Day 29 – Limiter For Reference

Day 30 – Separate Mixing Sessions

Day 31 – Mixing Templates

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Day 1 – Volume Fader EQ

Day 2 – Most Important Section

Day 3 – Most Important Instrument

Day 4 – Phase Check Drums

Day 5 – EQ In Mono

Day 6 – Subtractive EQ

Day 7 – Avoid The Solo Button

Day 8 – Instant Drum Polish

Day 9 – Snare Drum Distortion

Day 10 – Cut Through Kick

Day 11 – The Fat Fader

Day 12 – Kick And Bass EQ

Day 13 – The Pain Frequency

Day 14 – Punchy Acoustic Guitar

Day 15 – Depth With EQ

Day 16 – Vocal Cleanup

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Day 17 – Stacking Compressors

Day 18 – Vocal Presence

Day 19 – Sidechain Compression

Day 20 – Dynamic Delay

Day 21 – Switch Vocal Delays

Day 22 – Reverb Glue

Day 23 – The Attack Principle

Day 24 – The 4db Rule

Day 25 – The Instant Double

Day 26 – Octave Guitar Tricks

Day 27 – The Wide Chorus

Day 28 – The Minimal Verse

Day 29 – Percussion Layers

Day 30 – Power Of The Pad

Day 31 – Mix Versions

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Day 1 – First Impressions

Day 2 – The 24 Track Mindset

Day 3 – Steal From Pro Mixes

Day 4 – The Mix Buss Half Rule

Day 5 – The Static Mix

Day 6 – One Stereo Track

Day 7 – The Mixing Console Mindset

Day 8 – Buss Mixing

Day 9 – Compress Drums Quietly

Day 10 – Wide Drums Trick

Day 11 – Kick And Bass Sidechain

Day 12 – EQ Before Compression

Day 13 – Gain Matching Plugins

Day 14 – Fatter Snare With EQ

Day 15 – Fatter Snare With Compression

Day 16 – EQ Carving Guitars

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Day 17 – The Center Guitar

Day 18 – The 10 Minute Rule

Day 19 – Drop The Bottom

Day 20 – Mute The Guitars

Day 21 – Mix Vocals Last

Day 22 – Vocal Compressor Options

Day 23 – Tighter Vocal Harmonies

Day 24 – Delays Into Reverbs

Day 25 – Mono Vocal Delays

Day 26 – Mixing Background Vocals

Day 27 – Panning Pockets

Day 28 – Reverse Mixing

Day 29 – The Mix EQ Check

Day 30 – Multiband Compression

Day 31 – The Final Listen

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