How to Get More Stuff Done by Batching Tasks

One of the keys to getting more stuff done is to batch your tasks. Everything you’re working on requires different types of focus, from brainstorming to setup to organization to creation… And every time you switch modes, your brain has to start all over again. Batching your tasks allows you to stay focused on just […]

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Doubling Metal Scream Vocals – The Best Strategy

Should you double all your lead vocals? Triple? Pan them or keep them up the middle? Doubling and layering your screams is all about creating impact and size. Here’s my strategy for layering and doubling metal vocals, when to do it and how to pan them.

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How to Mix Epic Metal Guitar Solos and Leads

Are you mixing heavy music with epic guitar solos and leads? This video walks through my simple strategy for getting lead guitars to stand out in the mix and have an epic, soaring quality. I use this exact same approach to leads & solos on almost every song I mix. This video demonstrates the techniques […]

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Simplify Your Mix Bus: The Only Plugins You Need

You don’t need 4, 5, or 8 plugins on your mix bus! I’m going to show you how to simplify and achieve a clear, powerful, heavy mix with only a small amount of mix bus processing. This is all you need!

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What’s your irresistible offer?

Struggling with getting more clients to book with you in the studio? Learn how to position your services in a way that speaks directly to what your clients need and stand apart from everyone else.

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Fitness for audio engineers?? (Don’t be the fat audio guy!)

Making records isn’t a physically demanding job. For the most part, we sit at a computer all day, every day, and most engineers I’ve worked with eat like crap because it’s always an afterthought. This was my story for years when I was hustling in the studio, but I regret it. I want you to […]

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Mixing Metal Vocals: How to Make Screamed Vocals More Aggressive

Here’s a video I made for Waves Audio showing my ultimate metal vocal chain using Waves plugins. This is how I mix aggressive screamed vocals to have that intense, upfront & in-your-face sound. Click here to grab these plugins for 10% off.

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How To Get Slamming Metal Drums

You might have already learned about using parallel compression to get heavier drums… But there are some special nuances for metal drums that I want to show you in this video. I’ll show you how to send the right mix to the compressor, find the sweet spot for gain reduction, add saturation to thicken the […]

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How to Network With Industry Pros (in two words!)

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’m sure you’ve heard this before, especially in the music industry. The question is, how do you network & connect with industry pros? The good news is it’s very simple… in fact I can explain it in only two words. This one mindset shift can get […]

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4 Secret Weapons for Mixing Metal in Pro Tools (with FREE plugins)

You don’t need a ton of expensive plugins to crank out big, heavy mixes. Check out these 4 stock plugins, included free with Pro Tools, that I use in almost every metal mix. You’ll see how to easily and accurately gate drums; sit your vocals perfectly in the mix with delay; achieve explosive reverb effects; […]

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