The 1-2 Punch Of Starting Your Mix The Right Way

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How you start your mix will determine just how good (or bad) your final mix and master will sound. Most people miss this truth entirely and want to move straight away to dropping in all the fancy plugins and sophisticated mix tricks – working very hard to get an OK mix. Instead, I have found that… Read more »

Recording Acoustic Guitar (My Foolproof Method)

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Here is my absolute favorite way to record acoustic guitar. It’s simple, impossible to mess up, and most importantly it sounds great. All you need is one microphone, a little bit of common sense and you can get a musical and well balanced acoustic guitar track in your home or project studio.

The 4 Rules Of Acoustic Guitar Recording

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You would think recording an acoustic guitar would be easy. And yet, 9 times out of 10 when I hear a mix from a home studio recording, the acoustic track sounds thin, harsh, muddy, and just downright disappointing.  A bad acoustic guitar track can bring the quality of the entire mix down considerably. And I… Read more »

The Low End Mix Trick

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Here’s an incredibly easy way to get the low end of your bass and kick drum in the mix balanced just right – so that it sounds good any where your mix is played back. I originally learned this trick from Jacquire King, who then brought it up again during our interview a few weeks ago…. Read more »

The One Mixing “Tool” Many Of Us Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

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When you think about mixing, where does your mind immediately jump to? EQ? Compression? Or what about delay and reverb? Or perhaps automation, sample rates, conversion, summing, speakers, or acoustic treatment? Mixing is about all of those things, yes. But ironically there is an even simpler “tool” at your disposal on every mix that in… Read more »

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… Read more »