Your success in the studio is not just about mix skills…and it’s definitely not based on the gear or plugins you own. Consistency, workflow, and mindset matter. And if you want to be a pro mixer, you’ve gotta start acting like one! From my own experience and from following pro mixers over the years, I’ve… Continue reading13 HABITS of PRO MIXERS
00:00 Introduction 00:24 Computer 01:06 DAW 02:04 Interface 03:26 Microphones 04:39 Preamps 05:12 Outboard Gear 05:40 Controller 06:01 Instruments 07:28 Monitors LIST OF GEAR MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO: Mac computer https://imp.i114863.net/rn5dA3 Pro Tools Studio https://imp.i114863.net/GjL9AL Avid Carbon interface https://imp.i114863.net/JrDPgE Apollo x8 audio interface https://imp.i114863.net/vnAMbO Focusrite Octopre microphone preamp https://imp.i114863.net/LjZoV Shure SM57 dynamic mic https://imp.i114863.net/9mJyY AKG… Continue readingWhat you need for a LEGIT home studio setup
In this video, I explain how I come up with Black Salt Audio plugin ideas and map out the signal flow… How we test early versions with “ugly builds”… And how it all gets tied together into a super-functional and polished plugin. Find my plugins at https://blacksaltaudio.com
Roelof has been coaching our students inside the Pro Production System program for a couple years now… And he found that there’s 1 common thing that holds everybody back when they want to connect with potential clients: Fear of rejection! Find out how to face your fears and keep your confidence intact as you navigate… Continue readingDealing with rejection in the studio
Here’s an interview with my friend Chris – aka the artist MANAFEST – about how artists can reach more fans and make money with their music. Here’s what’s covered: Why he makes way more money independently vs. being on a label Why collaborating is so important (great tip for producers too!) How and when to… Continue readingHow to grow your fans, royalties and followers – with Manafest
There’s a key mindset that you need to have in order to land a new skateboard trick… And it’s the same mindset you need to craft an exciting mix or land a new client in the studio. I talk about it more in this video.
A year ago today, my plugin company Black Salt Audio went live. In this video, I’m taking a look back at the haters, the ups and downs, and the lessons learned along the way. ☛ Find my plugins at https://blacksaltaudio.com ☛ Check out YUMAudio at https://yum-audio.com
If you aspire to work full-time as an audio engineer/producer, but aren’t sure how to get there, this one’s for you. In this video, I sat down with producer/engineer Roelof Klop to reflect on his journey to becoming a full-time producer. Roelof retraces his steps – from house painter, to night school student, to networking… Continue readingFrom House Painter to Full-Time Producer
There are a few big lies going around in the engineering/mixing community right now… and it’s important to point them out, because believing any of these lies will ruin your chances of succeeding in the studio – regardless of how much talent or skill you have. Check out this video if you want to start… Continue readingThe 3 Biggest Lies in the Audio Industry Today
If your goal is to work with bigger bands, the rock-bottom prices you’re offering aren’t gonna get you there. Find out how low rates and constant discounts are actually holding you back from levelling up in your studio business – and how much you should really be charging to attract the clients you want.