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.

My Favorite Affordable Home Studio Microphones

| Product Review, Tips, Video

Looking for some great sounding and affordable microphones for your home studio? Here are some of my all time favorites. You can build a great sounding and versatile mic locker without breaking the bank Earlier this week I wrote about the different types of microphones and suggested you try and own at least one of… Read more »

The Key To Mixing In The Box [Video]

| Mixing, Pro Tools, Tips, Video

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 »

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]

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips, Video

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.