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.
Fact: not all compressor plugins sound the same. Fact: it took me years to finally realize that this is a good thing that can be leveraged in your mixes. Today let’s look at how you can get more sonic separation and interest by strategically picking the right compressor for your tracks.
Do you struggle to get good mixes in the box? There are many reasons why this could be, especially if you’re coming from the analog world (or have grown up learning from engineers who mixed on a console). But there is one key issue when it comes to mixing (and summing) in the digital domain… Read more »
There’s something that smart mixers do to mix faster, use fewer plugins, and get a better mix in the end. It costs absolutely no money to implement in your DAW of choice but can be the difference maker for how your final mix will sound. No matter what speakers or headphones you mix on, what kind of… Read more »
Can you really get analog sounding mixes in-the-box with plugins? That’s what my buddy Steven Slate has been out to prove over the past few years with his line of analog modeling plugins. Today I’m sharing with you the brand new Virtual Console Collection 2.0 plugin, which in my opinion adds a subtle and sweet… Read more »
Sometimes hard panning your background vocals isn’t enough. Today I want to show you two simple ways (one obvious, and the other not-so-obvious) to help your background vocals pop out of the speakers a little bit more, giving you that lasts inch of separation you need from your lead vocal.
No two mixes look the same. But I find myself using a few mixing hacks in each and every session because they invariably pull my mixes together quickly and easily. And since it’s Thanksgiving here in the US – I thought I would share three mixing moves that I am very thankful for. They have been… Read more »