You know the frustration – you’ve crafted a mix you’re proud of, rendered it out to a Wav or MP3 only to discover that it’s not nearly as loud as all your favorite music. And no matter how good the mix actually sounds, if it’s not loud it comes across like, well, a home recording. Good thing there’s a… Read more »
It took me 10 years to realize there was a way to make my drums hit harder in the mix before I even dropped in a single plugin. On a recent mix I was reminded of just how important this one sneaky move is. Especially if you use samples or loops alongside real drums.
When subtle EQ and compression moves just aren’t cutting it for your snare drum, don’t panic; simply reach for the snare hype trick. Our extreme boost happy sides get to come out and play with this simple to use technique. Plus it gives you total control and flexibility for a fatter, harder hitting snare drum in the… Read more »
We just took a song from OK to awesome in 60 minutes. So far in this mini series we’ve covered everything from panning, EQ and compression to mix buss processing, reverb, and delay. And today we need wrap things up with sweetening. We’ll even discover a little “mistake” I made at the beginning of this mix… Read more »
One of the bummers about recording in tiny bedrooms is that your tracks lack any defined sense of space. Fortunately with some tasteful and subtle reverb and delay moves we can bring some slight ambience into our recordings that let them breathe and give them a hint of depth. Today we take our little one… Read more »
When I was starting out in mixing I was so confused about compression. It seemed like the magic button that every mix needed – so I put it on every track and hoped for the best. Turns out there’s a better way. Today we dive back into our One Hour Mix as I use compression… Read more »
What is the one mixing tool that can clean up, fatten up, and open up your tracks all at the same time? You guessed it – EQ. In today’s One Hour Mix segment I start working on the individual tracks using nothing but my stock EQ to get more separation, clarity, and pop – all… Read more »
After setting the optimal volume and pan for each track, it’s a great idea to sculpt your mix starting at the top most layer – the mix buss. Today I have Part 2 of our One Hour Mix series where we’ll build off last week’s video by cleaning up the mix and giving it some… Read more »
Want to watch me mix a song in front of you? Today I’m starting a 6 week series called “The One Hour Mix” where I will be mixing a song in front of you, 10 minutes at a time, for a total of one hour of mix time. Why one hour? To leverage the power… Read more »
Just because you use drum samples in your mix doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of them. For years I skipped this one simple technique and my drum mixes suffered. So today let me show you how to create more power, punch, and definition with your drum samples – all without a single plugin.