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 »
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 »
Just because you use drum samples in your mix doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of them. For years I skipped this one simple technique and my drum mixes suffered. So today let me show you how to create more power, punch, and definition with your drum samples – all without a single plugin.
Fact: not all compressor plugins sound the same. Fact: it took me years to finally realize that this is a good thing that can be leveraged in your mixes. Today let’s look at how you can get more sonic separation and interest by strategically picking the right compressor for your tracks.
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 »
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 »
When Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry) said this one mix move is what makes his tracks actually sound like a record, my ears perked up. I was at the NAMM show, hanging out in the Waves booth, when one of my favorite mixers and producers was showing us his mix of an up and coming… Read more »
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 »
If there were a way you could save tens of hours of your life each year and make more music, with greater ease every time wouldn’t you do it? That’s exactly what happens when you create (and actually use) a solid mixing template. This is something I used to do years ago and have gotten… Read more »
As we usher in a brand new year, I have big dreams for my music and yours. I want us to experience more freedom, creativity, and passion in our music making and studio sessions than ever before. But the truth is, our studios are over bloated with stuff we don’t need – creating a lethargic… Read more »