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 »

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 »

This Missing Ingredient In Your Audio Training

| Mixing, Tips

As much as I want my site to help you get the training and teaching you need to reach your recording and mixing goals, I fear there is a danger to what I do. Unless you and I are careful (and I do try to make this point often) we can take all the audio… Read more »

The Prioritizing Track Principle In Mixing [Video]

| Mixing, Tips, Video

There is a simple mixing principle that has helped me get clarity and focus in my mixes more than almost anything else I can think of. It’s laughably easy to implement, but it works like a charm. I learned this years ago from the great Kevin Ward and have never looked back. And if you have 3 minutes… Read more »