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Do You Need A Mixing Control Surface?

Side view of control surface faders.

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

View from behind someone wearing headphones

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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Tracking & Mixing Pop Vocals In Pro Tools

Side view of Control Surface Faders.

So in today’s episode, I’m tracking and mixing pop vocals in Pro Tools.  I’ll be sharing some of my go-to techniques as well as teaching you the tricks that I use to make a vocal sound full… and I do it on a dynamic microphone!  Stick around until the end because there’s some good stuff…

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Is The Slate Digital Everything Bundle Worth It?

Tom Camp talking to the camera

I get asked pretty often how I can travel around the world mixing records on a laptop without all of my great analog gear that I bought back home.  People always ask me, “Do you miss your console?!”  When I tell them I love my software that allows me the freedom to mix anywhere they…

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How To EQ A Kick Drum In 3 EASY steps

FET 47 Microphone in front of a kick drum

In today’s video, I want to teach you how to EQ a kick drum in 3 simple and easy to use steps! I always start with my kick drum in the mix.  Why?  Because it’s the focal point of the drum kit and 9 times out 10 my entire mix.   Watch the video below: How…

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What Is The Best Acoustic Electric Guitar?

A wall of acoustic guitars at a store

What is the best acoustic electric guitar?  The acoustic is an incredibly dynamic instrument and should be carefully selected. Use these tips to make the right choice when buying an acoustic or selecting an acoustic for recording or live performances. Watch the video below: Full Transcription Below: What Is The Best Acoustic Electric Guitar? The…

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