Mixing

Should My Home Studio Be Analog Or Digital?

analog or digital home studio

Should you have an analog or digital home studio set up?  There are benefits to both.  I have worked in both extremes coming from the purely analog days of tape all the way to mixing songs on airplanes with plugins. Making The Switch To Digital When I was getting ready to move to Thailand I…

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Are Expensive Plugins for Mixing Needed?

plugins for mixing

Do you need expensive plugins for mixing?  The short answer is no and the honest answer is it helps.  Why would you want premium plugins and do you really need them to make great mixes? Why Are Some Plugins For Mixing Expensive? Plugins take a lot of work to develop.  There is an intricate sequence of events…

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Is Mono Mixing Important?

mono mixing

Let’s talk about mono mixing and why mixing in mono is important! I LOVE stereo mixes!  But what makes some of my greatest stereo mixes?  Oddly, it is because I find myself making mix decisions in mono. What To Look For In Mono Mixing The first thing that I check for when I hit the…

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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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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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