You Don’t Need An Engineer To Engineer

| Interview, Tips

We all want the same thing – great recordings of our music. Where we might differ is what we think it takes to get there. I’ve shared before how I feel recording and mixing is more art than science, more music than math, more creativity than calculations. And that’s good news for most of us…. Read more »

Why Recording Fewer Tracks Is Likely The Right Move

| Tips

Want big, clear, musical sounding mixes in your home studio? Start by cutting back on the number of tracks you record for each song. That’s right – bigger track counts (what you hoped would give you that big, professional sound) are ironically the very thing holding you back from sonic greatness. In fact, one of the… Read more »

How To Mix With The 2 Column Approach [Video]

| Mixing, Tips, Video

Have you ever sat down to mix and felt like you spent more time wandering around then actually mixing? What should you do first? What about second? Is there a “well worn path” to getting a great mix? There are a lot of different methods to mixing but if you are just starting out (or… Read more »

Help, My Mixes Don’t Sound Bright Enough

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

Do you find your final mixes don’t sound nearly as bright or present as your favorite pro mixes? You’re not alone. During a recent segment of my Creative Live masterclass on EQ and compression I was teaching the students about using good reference tracks while mixing to make tonal tweaks to your mix – in… Read more »