How I’m getting my BEST mixes in the WORST room

  Do you think your room is holding you back? Is it keeping you from hearing issues in your mix and making the right decisions? At the very least, do you ever question your mixing setup and wonder how much better you’d be if you were in a pro studio with top-notch gear? Hmmm. A […]

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#ASKJV 19: Processing to tape, Mixing on headphones, Instrument Busses & more…

In This Episode: 1 – Processing to tape 2 – Mixing on headphones 3 – Instrument busses 4 – Power conditioners This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES  

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Manual Slip Editing vs. Beat Detective for Editing Drums

A lot of engineers out there are resorting to manually chopping, moving and fading every single drum hit by hand. However, this is NOT the only way to get perfectly edited drums. Beat Detective is a powerful tool that can cut your editing time in half IF you know how to use it. Here’s a […]

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#ASKJV 18: Harsh mixes, Duet sound quality, Do you need a distressor & more…

  In This Episode: 1 – Harsh mixes 2 – Duet sound qulaity 3 – Compressing vocals on the way in 4 – Do you need a compressor   This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 17: Automating Mix Bus, Creating Drum Samples, Balancing tracks & More…

  In This Episode: 1 – Automating Mix Bus 2 – Creating Drum Samples 3 – Balancing tracks 4 – Working with Superior Drummer This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV – Special Episode: Interview with Troy Glessner

SPECIAL EPISODE: This week is an interview with my friend Troy Glessner (August Burns Red, Underoath, Silverstein, etc.). We talk about the mysterious art of mastering and Troy shares some incredible insight into his process. Theres so much to dissect here you may have to listen twice. Enjoy! This show runs on your questions! Submit your […]

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Mixing Piano for Rock & Heavy Music

Here’s a walkthrough of my acoustic piano chain for a rock track. Main lesson: don’t be shy with your EQ and compression! It often takes a healthy dose of each to anchor the piano in a dense mix. Join the mailing list and get your free mixing cheatsheet: http://hardcoremusicstudio.com/mixing…

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#ASKJV 15: Stereo Widening, Mixing Piano, Extra Monitors & More..

In This Episode: 1 – Stereo Widening 2 – Mixing Piano 3 – Programmed Drums On Records 4 – Extra Monitors This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 14: Controlling Bass, Mix Bus Processing, Renting Space, Tracking unprepared artists

In This Episode: 1 – Controlling Bass 2 – Mix Bus Processing 3 – Renting Space 4 – Tracking unprepared artists This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 13: Referencing, Power Amps, Tight Guitars & more…

In This Episode: 1 – Reference mixes 2 – Power Amps 3 – Getting tight guitar tracks 4 – Should producers mix their own productions This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES  

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