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 »

Get Better Recordings, Save Money, And Build Confidence

| Rant, Tips

Today I have a simple suggestion for you. One that will help you get the results you want in the studio, put more money in your pocket, and remove some of that insecurity you might be feeling towards recording and mixing. It’s so easy (and liberating) that I’m surprised more people don’t do it. My… Read more »

One Overlooked Question Every Home Studio Should Ask [Video]

| Mixing, Rant, Tips, Video

Want to make more (and better) music in your home studio next year? Then it’s time to become intentional. Take a few minutes to watch this video and then ask yourself the most overlooked question in the average home studio. It will help you move from reactionary music making, to planned and intentional music making.

Mixing With The Channel Strip Principle

| Mixing, Plugins, Video

When you mix, do you ever go a little overboard with plugins? I know I do. It starts with a little EQ here and a little compression there. But 30 minutes later I’ve got effects and emulations and every kind of processing under the sun inserted in my tracks. Are all those plugins making my mix better? Probably… Read more »