1 Step To Better Mixes: Organization

better mixes

It is all about your approach in mixing!  We must build our mixing skills off of the fundamentals of gain structure and then build our mixing skills through Mix Hacking.  This is how we achieve better mixes! Today we’re going to discuss the one thing that you need to do before mixing… organizing! 1 Step…

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Headphone Calibration Software: Mix On Headphones Like A Pro

Headphone Calibration Software

Mixing with headphone calibration software like Sonarworks has helped me a ton with my mixes! Now I can mix with headphones like a pro!  Leaving the environment of giant commercial studios to travel the world and mix on headphones came with limitations. The combination of Sonarworks & Audio Hijack has helped me to overcome those…

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Mixing In The Box vs On A Console

mixing in the box

Let’s talk about the great debate!  Analog vs digital mixing!  Do you like mixing in the box or on a console in an analog environment?  Sure, most of our favorite mix engineers that we see are behind a giant console in their photos and videos and most of them come from a time where analog…

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Mystery Revealed: What Is Compression In Music?

What Is Compression In Music

What Is Compression In Music? I can literally talk for hours or write pages and pages on compression.  People are always asking me “what is compression in music?”  It was a gigantic mystery to me!  Understanding the definition wasn’t enough, throwing it on every track of my mix because I was “supposed to” crushed my…

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Do You Need A Mixing Control Surface?

Do You Need A Mixing Control Surface

People are always asking me if I miss working on giant consoles.  They always ask me “do you need a mixing control surface?!” Afterall, I’m used to being in commercial facilities often times with all of my FX and mixing power at my fingertips. Why Do You Need A Mixing Control Surface? For those who…

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The Power Of Influence – Reference Mixes

Reference Mixes

Let’s talk about reference mixes.  I received a really cool question in the private Facebook group for my upcoming Masterclass about Mix Hacking.  Ivan asked about what it means to have “good taste” in music.   He has heard other engineers telling him that you can drastically improve your music and mixes by having good…

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