I always check my mixes on my AirPods, but what would happen if I actually mixed with them? I wanted to try this out and see if it was a good idea or a bad one! Check out the plugins used in this video: Escalator – https://blacksaltaudio.com/escalator BSA Clipper – https://blacksaltaudio.com/clipper
Tips & Tricks
I’ve seen a lot of requests for this in the comments of the other ‘Magic Frequencies’ videos. You asked, I’m listening…and here it is! In this video, I’m giving you my go-to frequencies for EQ’ing bass guitar – and how to use them to get powerful, yet balanced bass tones that ground the mix. Check… Continue reading4 Magic Frequencies for Mixing BASS GUITAR
Getting clear, bright, polished vocals in the mix comes down to one thing. It’s not EQ or reverb. Or stacking layers. Automation? Nope. Find out what is THE key to getting crisp, up-front, pro-level vocals, EVERY time. Music by Jevani Sanders – https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o8eN3FQ3dkcGmj76Z9vNW?si=4g2tHTRZSlCoruKKLJowYw
It’s important for audio engineers to keep a pulse on what’s happening in popular music. Hearing what the best of the best in the industry are putting out helps us to set the bar for our own work. Here’s my reaction to Metallica’s new single, Lux Æterna from a mixing and production perspective.
Someone posted a comment on one of my recent videos, and I HAD to come on and talk about it… because it reveals a huge mental battle that 99% of new engineers & mixers struggle with. Find out how you can win this battle and get better mixes, much faster.
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
If you’ve mainly learned how to mix from Youtube tutorials, the tips I’m sharing in this video are likely the *complete opposite* of what you’ve heard about mixing low end… But they work! Here are 3 strategies that took me from ALWAYS struggling with mixing the low end – to getting a big, powerful low… Continue reading3 Controversial Tips for GREAT Low End
There are 6 magic frequencies that I always focus on when I’m mixing kick. In this video, I’ll show you exactly where you need to cut and boost your EQ to get crisp, pro-sounding kick drums in the mix.
The midrange is EVERYTHING in the mix. If you’re paying more attention to the extreme low-end and top-end frequencies while ignoring everything in between – chances are you’re getting mixes that simply don’t translate outside of the studio. Check out this video to learn why you should focus your time and energy on the midrange… Continue readingIf you nail the MIDRANGE, you nail the MIX
Although each singer and each song is unique, when you’re EQing vocals in the mix, there are a few frequencies you can boost that will work on pretty much EVERY vocal, EVERY time. In this video, I’ll share these “magic frequencies” with you and show you the EQ moves in action, so you can consistently… Continue readingVocal mixing – the 4 magic frequencies