How To Unlock The Great Mix Hiding Inside Your Tracks

| Mixing, Tips

There’s more potential for your raw recorded tracks than you think. In fact, it’s highly likely that you have a killer final mix hiding inside what you think is an average recording. And the best part about? It won’t cost you a penny to unlock it.   Via Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier Flickr A Stellar Mix Hidden For… Read more »

The Tale Of Two Mixes (Or How Doing Less Gives You More)

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?  What if our collective obsession with plugins, post processing, and “doing stuff” to audio might actually be working against our goal of delivering a butt kicking mix that has punch, power, and musicality? What if actually doing less in the mix gave us more… Read more »

The Day I Lost My Mixing Mojo (And How I Got It Back)

| Mixing, Plugins, Rant, Tips

Last week I mixed the same song 6 different times. No, it wasn’t some challenge or experiment. At least not an intentional one. Rather it was the result of me losing something: my mixing mojo. The problem grew exponentially when I started doing really dumb stuff. Read on.   Via jseliger2 Flickr Where I First Went Wrong… Read more »

5 Steps To Getting The Absolute Best Out Of Your Plugins

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

When you slap a plugin on your mix, do you have a concrete reason? Is it really doing something for your tracks? An engineer says “The XYZ Compressor is the smoothest sounding compressor I’ve ever heard. I love it!” So we blindly go out and buy XYZ Compressor, insert it into a track and just assume it’s… Read more »