If you’re searching for more width in your mix, look no further than your favorite EQ plugin. At the end of the day, mix width is really an illusion. But with some strategic EQ moves you can increase the apparent mix width quickly and easily. Oh, and as a bonus, it sounds more natural than a… Read more »
Looking to kick 2016 off with a musical bang? I’ve got just the thing for you – guaranteed to help you be productive in your home studio, even if time is in short supply. Today I’m announcing the One Song One Month Challenge – a simple but powerful 30 day plan to help you and… Read more »
The automation features built in your current DAW are a powerful set of tools that can take an OK mix to stellar in just a hour or so. Ironically it took me years to fully understand just how helpful (and critical) automation can be in my mixes (yes – I’m a slow learner at times)…. Read more »
Are you frustrated with how your recordings and mixes are sounding? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of advice and gear options being presented to you? Today I want to cut through the hype and give you some good news. No matter your experience level, home studio setup, or available budget – if you simply… Read more »
If you fire up your tracks, pull up the faders, and start mixing without a reference track – you’re mixing blind. In fact it’s somewhat arrogant to think you (and I) truly know what a good mix sounds like in isolation. Instead we should reach for not just one, but two or more reference tracks… Read more »
Doing what I do, I hear this question a lot: “What is the best vocal mic for the home studio?” Unfortunately it’s a really bad question. Here’s a better one: “What is best vocal mic for my voice/singer?” This is at least a step in the right direction, although I can’t answer it for you. Here’s… Read more »
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.
Do you struggle to get good mixes in the box? There are many reasons why this could be, especially if you’re coming from the analog world (or have grown up learning from engineers who mixed on a console). But there is one key issue when it comes to mixing (and summing) in the digital domain… Read more »
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 »
Want to save CPU power, get great sounding tracks, and mix in half the time? Then today’s video could quite possibly change the way you work in the studio forever. We’re going to exploit the curiously powerful Pareto Principle in our mixes so you can get better results with less effort.