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Mixing In The Box vs On A Console

A studio with a console, analog EQs, computer desk and speakers.

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?

Racks of Analog Gear

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?

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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