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 »

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 »

Why LCR Panning Is A Hack To Better Recordings (And Mixes Of Course)

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I love simple hacks that force me to get a better recording and mix. LCR panning is one of those hacks. LCR panning (which stands for Left Center Right) is for some reason a hotly debated “method” of placing tracks in the stereo field. Although many of our favorite mixes are panned this way, people (including… Read more »