Mixing With The Channel Strip Principle

| Mixing, Plugins, Video

When you mix, do you ever go a little overboard with plugins? I know I do. It starts with a little EQ here and a little compression there. But 30 minutes later I’ve got effects and emulations and every kind of processing under the sun inserted in my tracks. Are all those plugins making my mix better? Probably… Read more »

The Simple Power Of Reverb And Delay

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

If we’re being brutally honest, the only two plugins you need to get a great mix are an EQ and a compressor. That’s why the past two weeks we’ve covered both in a simple and approachable way. However, if you could take a great sounding mix (sculpted by EQ and compression) and give it one… Read more »

Conquering EQ (To Wield It With Confidence)

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

Why is it that so many home studio mixes sound overly harsh and out of balance when the pro mixes we love and admire sound natural, warm, and clear? What is the difference maker? Is it expensive plugins? Better acoustic treatment? A console? The difference, in my opinion, is how they use EQ. I cannot… Read more »