Using old DAWs, $300 Speakers, And Winning An Emmy

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If you feel like you don’t have the right equipment or enough money to actually make the records you want to make, this post is for you. Today I want to share with you three different examples of people who are getting a lot done without trying “keep up” with the Jones’s of audio. From not… Read more »

The Truth About Why Your Mixes Suck

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Every day I go to work trying to help you get better recordings and mixes in your home or project studio – and for that reason I must tell you the truth. Think of me as your audio “brother” who is looking out for you, making sure you aren’t believing a fairy tale. I want… Read more »

Mixing Vocals To Sit Upfront

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If your song has vocals, you generally want them to sit upfront in the mix. Right in the listener’s face. But on their own, without the right processing, most vocals won’t sound like that. They are simply too dynamic of an instrument. The key to that upfront sound is compression, specifically something I call stacked… Read more »