The Late Night Mixing Plan – Part 1

| Mixing, Tips

Today I want to address all of you late night mixers. You know who you are. You work or go to school all day. You have family and friends to take care of. And the only time you can carve out to actually mix your music is late at night. You crawl into your home… Read more »

The Simple Secret To Mixing [Video]

| Mixing, Mixing Month, Rant, Tips, Video

Did you know that mixing can be summed up in just one word? It’s true. Mixing isn’t about plugins, converters, or studio monitors. It isn’t about acoustically treated rooms or golden ears. All of those things play a part (potentially) in getting a good mix, but to focus on them when mixing is to miss… Read more »

Stop Recording So Hot Into Your DAW

| Recording Month, Tips

If you are recording in a modern home studio comprised of a computer, an audio interface, and software, then one of the simplest things you could do to make your tracks sound better is to stop recording so hot into your DAW. That’s right, many of you are recording signals that are way too loud,… Read more »

3 Mixing Techniques To Be Thankful For

| Mixing, Tips

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the US and it’s a day we gather together to focus on the many blessings in our lives and the things/people we are thankful for. As it relates to the world of audio mixing, there are many things I’m thankful for: affordable gear, great resources online to learn from, and… Read more »

Tune Your Speakers With Reference Tracks

| Mastering, Mixing, Tips

One of the most helpful things you can do in your home studio is get your speakers setup to their full potential. The first question you have to ask is are your speakers where they belong. There are some simple things you can do to instantly reduce unbalanced reflections and unnecessary bass build up. But… Read more »

The Drum Mix Test

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

I love mixing drums. Well, I love it and I hate it, but when the drums turn out well it’s a great feeling. One thing I’m always trying get just right is the amount of punch and smack that the drums have. You usually want the kick and snare to jump out of the speakers… Read more »