The Danger Of Mixing In Isolation

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If you fire up your tracks, pull up the faders, and start mixing without a reference track – you’re mixing blind. In fact it’s somewhat arrogant to think you (and I) truly know what a good mix sounds like in isolation. Instead we should reach for not just one, but two or more reference tracks… Read more »

The Snare Hype Mixing Trick

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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 »

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 »

3 Reasons Why I Use Compression In Every Mix

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Nothing can kill your mix faster than a compressor that isn’t being used strategically. Take it from someone who has jacked up his fair share of tracks with sloppy compression moves – you want to have a plan when you insert a compressor. These days I use compression on every mix, but for three distinct… Read more »