Category Archives for Business

How to Get More Stuff Done by Batching Tasks

One of the keys to getting more stuff done is to batch your tasks. Everything you’re working on requires different types of focus, from brainstorming to setup to organization to creation… And every time you switch modes, your brain has to start all over again. Batching your tasks allows you to stay focused on just […]

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What’s your irresistible offer?

Struggling with getting more clients to book with you in the studio? Learn how to position your services in a way that speaks directly to what your clients need and stand apart from everyone else.

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How to Network With Industry Pros (in two words!)

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’m sure you’ve heard this before, especially in the music industry. The question is, how do you network & connect with industry pros? The good news is it’s very simple… in fact I can explain it in only two words. This one mindset shift can get […]

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My 4 Most Embarrassing Studio Mistakes!

Mistakes are bound to happen when you’re in the studio all day, every day for years. Here are some of the worst, most embarrassing mistakes I’ve made in the studio during my engineering/producing career. If I can make a living from making records despite mistakes like this, so can you! 🙂

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Studio Tour 2018: My Home Mixing Setup

UPDATED home studio tour! See what gear I’m using now, what gear is sentenced to the closet, and how I treated my home mixing room. Gear list: iMac 27″ / 3.4GHz i5 / 16gb RAM Pro Tools 12 (native) Apogee Duet Yamaha NS-10 monitors Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones Yamaha P2500s power amp EL Distressor Presonus […]

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Best Books of 2017 for Recording Engineers

I read a bunch of books this year, so it was hard to narrow it down… But I picked three books that I believe will be super valuable for you as a recording engineer and producer. Books are by far the biggest ROI opportunity that exists for you every day. So if this resonates with […]

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How to OWN Your Day, Feel Better and Do Your Best Work

  Over the past few weeks I’d been struggling with low energy, feeling tired all the time and a lack of motivation. I’m turning it around by getting back into the routine that sets me up to function at my peak. Check out the video for my tips on OWNING each and every day.

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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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5 Tips for Buying Studio Gear

With all the fancy gear out there, it’s hard not to get G.A.S. – Gear Acquisition Syndrome.  G.A.S. clouds your judgement and will quickly bury you under a mountain of debt with nice gear that you don’t need. When starting a project studio or home studio, you need to be smart about how you spend your […]

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The Business Side of Mixing

There’s a lot of mixing advice out there, but no one talks too much about the business side.  In this post, I’m going to talk about how to deal with clients during the mix process, how to deliver your mixes to clients, and how to wrap-up a project. RULE #1: Never send a mix until […]

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