Struggling to get final mixes that you’re proud of? Are your mixes & studio projects taking days or weeks longer than they should? Like the rest of society, you’re probably suffering a death by a thousand cuts. Here’s how to break away from false productivity and create something meaningful.
Tips & Tricks
If you’re serious about producing professional caliber records, then pre-production is a step you can’t afford to skip. Here are four key tips for effective pre-production that prepares you and the band for success in the studio.
I’ve been curious about the true response of my speakers & room for over a decade, but never actually measured it… until now! This video shows you the actual frequency response of my current mix room, discusses whether or not I use room correction software, and the 3 scenarios that make room correction a good […]
Continue readingShould You Use Room Correction EQ? My Honest Sonarworks Reference 4 Review!
There are a whole lot of things you can obsess over during every mix: the kick, snare, bass tone, guitar tone, vocals, effects… But what matters most? What actually determines whether your mix sounds professional or not? What should you focus on and where should you try to improve first? Watch to discover the two […]
Continue readingThe Two Things That Matter Most In Your Mix
This is not another video rant about why drum samples suck. I like drum samples. I use them. Most mixers do. But I’ve noticed an annoying trend lately where drum samples are being used without any taste or skill – even on pretty big records – and the result is not fun to listen to. Here […]
Continue readingHow NOT To Use Drum Samples
If you want to improve your skills as an audio engineer… And especially if you want to release more music or start working with clients… You need to stop going in circles and actually FINISH more mixes! Here’s my advice on how to finish more projects and keep moving forward as a producer, mixer and engineer. […]
Continue readingThe Secret to Finishing More Mixes
Here’s how I mixed the drums on the album “Remarkably Human” by Nick Johnston. This is a free excerpt taken from my premium Mix Vault course This album has 2 MILLION streams on YouTube… check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYfe_JkVsDo 0:00 – Intro & listen to the drum sounds 2:30 – Kick drum 7:05 – Snare […]
Continue readingCOMPLETE Drum Mix Walkthrough (Rock)
After watching this video, you’ll understand how to compress a snare drum to add crack, attack and punch to your drum mix…. and how to start hearing what different attack & release times do and how to dial in your compressor for a fat snare drum. Mentioned in this video: Waves SSL Channel
Here’s how to set up a group in Pro Tools that links your plugin settings across multiple tracks. This is perfect for when you’ve got two or more tracks that need the exact same processing, like guitar doubles or lead vocals split onto multiple tracks.