Tips & Tricks
Want to trade boxy, washy overhead sounds for bright, clear, focused cymbals? Here’s how to do it! I’m gonna take a wild guess here and say that no matter how much you try, you pretty much never get a good drum kit sound out of your overheads alone. I’m also gonna guess that most of […]
Continue readingHow to EQ Drum Overheads and Cymbals (for Rock / Metal Drums)
Whether you’ve been editing drums for 10 years or you just started, this is one common issue that most engineers are editing WRONG. Check out this quick but essential tip for editing drums that will give you tighter drums that feel great.
Here’s exactly how I use Slate VMR Plugin for saturation in the mix on drums, bass, guitar, vocals and more. Using the New York, London & Hollywood modules you can add those little finishing touches and help your tracks take up more space in the mix. If you’ve ever found it difficult to know whether […]
Continue readingMix Saturation Tips with Slate VMR (Virtual Mix Rack)
Taking the time to get your tones right at the start can really save you from having to make these decisions down the road. I even tend to delete extra mic tracks and only use what I need when I’m mixing tracks that the band recorded.
I used to mix in mono but I had no idea what I was doing. Once I truly understood what mixing in mono did, it actually made my mixes sound way better. If you struggle to get real separation in your mix, then mixing in mono will be your best bet at achieving that separation. […]
Continue readingMixing in Mono: Whats the Deal?!
Legendary mixers have been swearing by NS10’s for decades now… but WHY?! They don’t sound great. They aren’t “accurate.” The don’t even give you any sub low-end information! I decided to try them for myself, and I never looked back… because they translate better than any other monitor I’ve tried. Here’s WHY they translate so […]
Continue readingWhy Mixers Love Mixing on NS10’s
With just a small amount of well placed acoustic panels you can be sure to get pro sounding mixes out of your room. I show you how I set my room up with a modest amount of treatment so you can use this as inspiration for what to do in your studio
Do you often get bogged down with pages and pages of mix notes? Chances are you’re violating one of these guidelines. Here are some crucial tips on how to communicate with artists and set up the revision process so that changes are quick and easy.
When we think about “depth” in the mix, we often reach for things like reverb, delay and other fancy FX. But there’s a much simpler way to create front-to-back depth in a mix, and it’s more powerful than artificial effects. Here it is!