3 Key Mixing Questions To Ask Every Time

| Mixing, Rant, Tips

Starting a mix is easy; finishing a mix (and making it sound good) is not. Why? Because we tend to over complicate things and get off track with fancy mix moves and techniques. Here are 3 simple (but powerful) questions I ask myself every time I mix in order to stay focused, do better work,… Read more »

3 Home Recording Mistakes People Make (And How To Avoid Them)

| Rant, Video

The problem with learning how to record is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Having spent half of my life recording in both home and pro studios I’ve made about every mistake in the book. And having run The Recording Revolution for 6 years I’ve seen thousands of others do the same. Today… Read more »

My Backwards Formula For Killer Mixes

| Mixing, Rant, Tips

There’s a reason why you might struggle to get a great mix. And it has nothing to do with your mixing abilities. In fact, your mix was already determined long before you dropped in a single plugin or moved a fader. Indeed, for better or for worse, your mix’s fate was sealed on recording day…. Read more »

The Truth About Upgrading Your Home Studio

| Rant, Tips

Am I misleading you by suggesting you can make great sounding records on affordable gear? Should you NEVER upgrade your home studio?! The answer to both questions is “No”. Here’s the best way (and time) to upgrade your home studio – and why I don’t talk about it a whole lot on the site.

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 Worst Thing I Learned In Audio School [Video]

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Going to audio school was, on the whole, a blessing. But not everything I was taught was helpful. In fact, there was one consistent message being preached to us students that shaped the way I recorded music early on – and it made things harder on me and actually made music creation less fun in… Read more »