The Parallel Mix Trick

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There’s a way to get more energy, fatness, and power in your mixes without killing your dynamics or transients. It involves compression, but not in the way I’ve traditionally used it. When I saw Andrew Scheps doing this at the NAMM show I instantly knew he was on to something. He calls it the “Rear… Read more »

2 Mastering Moves For Radio Ready Mixes (One Song One Month Challenge 7/8)

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As you near the end of any mix you need to ask yourself one important question: “Is your mix radio ready?” I don’t mean if your song is going on the radio, but rather can it sonically “hang” with the pro mixes that it will inevitably be up against in an iTunes playlist. Today let… Read more »

Recording Vocals That Sit Just Right In The Mix (One Song One Month Challenge 4/8)

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Have you ever wondered how to record that perfect, upfront, radio-ready vocal sound without any outboard compression or EQ? Today, in Part 4 of the One Song One Month Challenge I’m going to show you how to take any simple one microphone + audio interface home studio setup, and leverage the power of your included plugins… Read more »

Map Out Your Song’s Foundation (One Song One Month Challenge 2/8)

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If the most important part of songwriting is having a killer hook, then the second most important part is crafting the perfect arrangement. In today’s episode of The One Song One Month Challenge we’re going to look at how to map out your song’s flow. This will be the foundation for your entire recording and… Read more »