Why Recording Fewer Tracks Is Likely The Right Move

| Tips

Want big, clear, musical sounding mixes in your home studio? Start by cutting back on the number of tracks you record for each song. That’s right – bigger track counts (what you hoped would give you that big, professional sound) are ironically the very thing holding you back from sonic greatness. In fact, one of the… Read more »

How To Mix With The 2 Column Approach [Video]

| Mixing, Tips, Video

Have you ever sat down to mix and felt like you spent more time wandering around then actually mixing? What should you do first? What about second? Is there a “well worn path” to getting a great mix? There are a lot of different methods to mixing but if you are just starting out (or… Read more »

Help, My Mixes Don’t Sound Bright Enough

| Mixing, Plugins, Tips

Do you find your final mixes don’t sound nearly as bright or present as your favorite pro mixes? You’re not alone. During a recent segment of my Creative Live masterclass on EQ and compression I was teaching the students about using good reference tracks while mixing to make tonal tweaks to your mix – in… Read more »

The Best $99 You Could Spend To Instantly Get Better Mixes

| Mixing, Tips

Many of us have been brainwashed into thinking you can “buy” your way to a better mix. We find it hard to accept that the surest path to a better mix is getting a better understanding of EQ, compression, and balance and then using a few simple hacks like mixing in mono and referencing pro… Read more »