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 »

How I Was Fooled By A Mastering Engineer

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It’s amazing how easily our ears can be tricked into hearing something that’s not really there. Specifically, loudness can dramatically change how we perceive a piece of audio. I re-learned this lesson yesterday when I got fooled by my friend and mastering engineer Ian Shepherd at the Audio Bloggers Live event in L.A. and what a powerful… Read more »

The Case For Mixing On Headphones In The Home Studio

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Can you actually get a great mix on headphones? Absolutely – in fact it might be one of the smartest things you do in your home studio. I have already addressed why I believe headphones are the most powerful recording tool you have, and it seems this could be said for the mix phase as well. Today… Read more »

The Most Powerful Recording Tool (That You Already Own)

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What if I told you there was a recording tool so powerful that it could help you get the best sounding tracks, no matter where you record or what gear you record with? Not only that, it doubles as a powerful mixing tool as well. And the best part – you probably already own it…. Read more »