Inside the Mix – RIVER OAKS Part 2: Compressing acoustic guitars

Here’s another peek inside the mix for “Let You Down” by River Oaks (Shane Told of Silverstein). In the first video, I walked through my EQ techniques for the acoustic guitars.  In this video, I show you the rest of the chain – the compressors. Counterparts Counterparts – 10 Years Later Forevermore Intervals River Oaks […] 
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The Key to Mixing Faster

One of my core beliefs is that you need to mix fast and mix confidently. The two go hand in hand. If you’re confident, you’ll mix quickly. But there’s more to it than that. The key to mixing faster is having a system. A huge mistake that many engineers make is that they approach every […] 
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10,000 Hours

In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to become a master of something. This is backed up by studies of successful artists and business people. Elite musicians commonly have more than twice the amount of practice hours under their belt than amateurs by age 20. Bill Gates pulled […] 
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