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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…Read More
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…Read More
Wondering how to record bass guitar?! Before you start figuring out which bass to use, what amp to use, what microphone to grab, you have to start with style. Bass guitar is extremely important to the mix and the energy of the song. The bass, like many instruments, sits differently in the mix and arrangement…Read More
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…Read More
I’ve been seeing people debate to the point of getting into a WWF brawl (or is it WWE now, I’m old) over pop music standards and how to write songs. They all have an opinion on what makes great music. Things like formulaic pop music, talking song structure, keys, infamous tuning (440 vs 432), and…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More