No matter how long you’ve been using a DAW, it seems like there’s always something you don’t know yet… This video outlines my go-to keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools. These are all the key commands that I use instinctively and are essential to my fast workflow in the studio.
This is a classic metal mixing trick for guitars! Learn how to control the low-end of heavy guitars during palm mutes and chugging… WITHOUT making the rest of your tone thin. This is accomplished using a multiband compressor that only effects the low mids… leaving the rest of your guitar tone intact.
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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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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A simple but important question: How do you work across multiple songs for the same album? I recommend AGAINST the advice to keep everything in one single session… and it doesn’t have to be a pain to work this way. Here’s how to copy your mix settings from one song to another easily using Import […]
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I read a bunch of books this year, so it was hard to narrow it down… But I picked three books that I believe will be super valuable for you as a recording engineer and producer. Books are by far the biggest ROI opportunity that exists for you every day. So if this resonates with […]
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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 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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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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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!