EQ Or Compression First When Mixing?

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EQ before compression

One of the most common mixing questions I get is whether to use EQ or compression first. Is it better to process your tracks with EQ followed by compression? Or the other way around? While there are differing opinions on this, in today’s video I explain (and show you) my preference and more importantly WHY… Read more »

The Biggest Home Studio Lie We Tell Ourselves

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Six years ago I found myself telling this lie to not only myself but to the band I was recording at the time. It didn’t serve me or them well and it certainly won’t serve YOU well if your goal is get amazing sounding recordings and mixes. Watch this video and see if you’ve made… Read more »

Two Words That Will Transform Your Home Studio Results

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recording in the home studio

We as home studio owners all want one thing: great sounding songs. Tracks that are what I call “radio-ready”. But we tend to go looking for that sound in all the wrong places. Like new gear, “secret” techniques, and copying what everyone else is doing. The truth is, if you want to see your next… Read more »

Mixing With Compression – Stacking Compressors (Part 4 of 7)

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Mixing With Compression Stacking Vocal Compressors

Want that upfront radio-ready vocal sound? Then you need compression. But sometimes one compressor working hard is not enough, no matter how awesome that compressor sounds. If One Is Good – Two Is Better In fact, my favorite way to compress vocals involves stacking two (but subtle) compressors together. Today’s video shows you that step… Read more »