It’s Time For A Plugin Purge

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

On the heels of last week’s post about plugins being the worst investment in your studio, I have an announcement to make: it’s time for a plugin purge. Maybe not for you, but for me personally in my studio, it’s time to shed some dead weight and narrow down my actual day to day plugin… Read more »

Your Very Own Custom Plugin Presets

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

What do we do when we buy a brand new plugin for our DAW? We throw it on a track and start flipping through presets. Why? It’s simple: we trust the plugin manufacturer to know the product well enough to have created some great starting points for our tracks. And truly, presets are a great way to… Read more »

The Beginner’s Guide To Mixing [Part 1]

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

Today I want to start a short multi-part series on mixing basics. It’s called The Beginner’s Guide To Mixing, but really it is the same guide (or path let’s say) for the advanced mixer. Every good mixer needs to keep these things in mind as they begin their work. So I see this guide as… Read more »

Are You Using All Those Plugins?

| Mixing, Plugins, Pro Tools, Tips

Let me ask you a question: how many plugins do you have installed on your computer? I’m talking EQs, compressors, reverbs, etc. How many? If you’re like me you start out with a ton of stock plugins in your DAW. I think the current version of Pro Tools ships with over 70 plugins standard. Add… Read more »