The Weak Link In Your Audio Chain Is…You

| Rant, Tips

Did you know that my first few recordings were absolutely horrific? More specifically my first few YEARS of recordings were mind numbingly bad. Down right awful stuff people. The kind of stuff you would listen to in order to instantly feel better about your recordings. But then I bought a really nice mic preamp and… 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 »

The Subtle (But Liberating) Truth About Great Mixing

| Mixing, Tips

If you’re looking for the next great trick, technique, or piece of gear to take your mixes to the next level you might be disappointed with the most profound mixing truth of all. This truth is shared (and proclaimed) by every great mixer I know and yet so often we dismiss it as not important…. Read more »