The Psychological Hack Of Mix Buss Processing

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

Did you know there’s a  simple hack that both instantly improves your mix within minutes and ensures you do your best mixing work each and every time? It’s called mix buss processing (or more crudely put: slapping plugins on your master fader) and it’s more than mere technical processing – it has psychological implications that help me every… Read more »

The Tale Of Two Mixes (Or How Doing Less Gives You More)

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?  What if our collective obsession with plugins, post processing, and “doing stuff” to audio might actually be working against our goal of delivering a butt kicking mix that has punch, power, and musicality? What if actually doing less in the mix gave us more… Read more »

The Vocal Air Trick In Mixing

| Audio Example, Mixing, Plugins, Tips, Video

Want your vocals to cut through the mix but without sounding harsh? Then this nifty little trick is for you my friend. By leveraging the power and flexibility of parallel processing you can get as much or as little “air” on your vocals as necessary, all while maintaining the natural warmth of your original vocal… Read more »

The Day I Lost My Mixing Mojo (And How I Got It Back)

| Mixing, Plugins, Rant, Tips

Last week I mixed the same song 6 different times. No, it wasn’t some challenge or experiment. At least not an intentional one. Rather it was the result of me losing something: my mixing mojo. The problem grew exponentially when I started doing really dumb stuff. Read on. Where I First Went Wrong It all started… Read more »

The Pareto Principle In Mixing [Video]

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Want to save CPU power, get great sounding tracks, and mix in half the time? Then today’s video could quite possibly change the way you work in the studio forever. We’re going to exploit the curiously powerful Pareto Principle in our mixes so you can get better results with less effort.