Stop ruining your mixes! 😫

I just had a revealing conversation with a member of a band called The Afterimage. (I produced a bunch of their stuff years ago, and their latest single was recorded by a Hardcore Mixing member and mixed by me) He’s in the process of getting test mixes for a new side project, and he sent […]

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A message for 2018: Don’t expect it, seek it!

It’s the new year, and you’ve probably got goals and hopes for 2018. Most of us do, and that’s a great thing. But look… in order to achieve something different this year, you have to do different things.  Are you seeking out and chasing down the things you need to learn in order to grow? Or […]

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The Psychology of Charging More

It can be a tricky path to navigate, but there’s a counter-intuitive secret behind moving up the ladder and attracting bigger and better clients: Sometimes all you’ve gotta do is simply charge more. So how do you know when it’s time to raise your rates? How do you decide whether you still need to put […]

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Are You Willing To Suck?

It’s kind of ironic, but when I look back at my own life and those around me who are successful, there’s one common thread: The willingness to suck and still put yourself out there. So many of us are keeping every idea… and every song… and every mix to ourselves, just tweaking forever and waiting […]

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The Car Test: Why it Works (and how to make your mix translate)

The car test has long been one of the most important “final checks” for mixing engineers young and old, new and experienced. Have you ever stopped to think about why checking the mix in the car is so revealing? Why is it so easy to spot problems in our mixes when we take them to […]

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I Should’ve Done This Sooner

During the busiest time in my audio career, I avoided taking one crucial action that would have supercharged my growth. Ignoring it cost me multiple projects and opportunities over the years. Listen to find out how to grow your audio business faster and be able to take on a lot more projects in the same amount […]

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Just Go All The Way

Quit being shy… The pros know how to be decisive and just “go all the way” in a mix. Make sure each track earns its place… and if it doesn’t, hit MUTE!

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4 Tips for Mixing Faster With More Confidence

How do you know if what you just did made the mix better? How do you stop the endless tweaking and questioning? How do you know when the mix is actually done? These questions keep a lot of mix engineers stuck. Here are my 4 best tips for getting out of the endless tweaking, becoming […]

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Pro Tools Tip: Plugin Favorites and Plugin Settings Shortcut

For all you Pro Tools users, here are two little plugin setting “hacks” that will save time and speed up your workflow. First, learn how to put your favorite plugins at the top of the list, and then how to automatically load your go-to settings when you pull up the plugin. Do you like these […]

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Measure Backwards

I used to get down and stressed every time I was working on a project. Why? Because I was always comparing myself to legendary engineers when I had no business doing so. If you learn how to measure backwards, you’ll keep motivation and momentum high and avoid the pits and valleys as you keep growing […]

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