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Mix Automation Basics

Introduction Your mix is pretty much done and all that time you've spent on it adding processing, effects and trying to find the perfect balance between the tracks adds up to a whole mix. Everything sits well together. Sounds pleasant and finished but yet still the mix doesn't really move you?! Let's talk about mix

By |2020-06-23T18:31:38+00:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Upgrading The Monitors To The Mid Price-Range

  I am on the hunt for new monitors for my home-studio and I’d like to share my experience during this process. In this article, we’ll discuss my process of picking new monitors and I’ll compare speakers from: • Yamaha • Dynaudio • Munro • Focal • KRK • Adam • Genelec • Neumann If

By |2020-06-23T20:40:05+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

How to Approach Drum Layering

  In modern music production, drum layering can be highly beneficial for poorly recorded drums in the home-studio or just as an enhancement for top quality recordings from a high-end project. Benefits include: • Full control and manipulation over the end result • Sculpting truly unique and original sounds • Bringing greater depth, width, and

Using Parallel Compression Creatively

  Creatively speaking, parallel compression is an effect. Technically speaking, you’re controlling the dynamic spectrum of a sound while simultaneously preserving its authenticity in your mix. The creative concept is far easier than the complicated process it’s made out to be. Like making a cup of coffee, duplicate the track, throw whatever compressor you want

By |2020-06-23T20:42:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Low End Theory

  Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite: Bottom end!  No, not big booties, I mean bass, sorry.  It can be deceptively impressive when playing mixes with a lot of low end on big speakers.  However, would you be surprised if I told you, your low end may be the very thing that is killing your mix? 

By |2020-06-23T20:42:57+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Creative Approach to the Equalizer

  Let’s talk about equalizers.  I know you already know how to use one, so I’m not here to bore you with the technical details.  Rather, through this short article, I hope to leave you with a creative new perspective on how to approach an EQ. If you are an audio geek like me, you’re constantly watching

By |2020-06-23T20:44:55+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Creating an In-Depth Mix

  Tape Saturation Ok so let's start off with tape saturation. Tape Saturation is an effect that was originally created by recording “Hot” mixes onto tape to make a natural compression / limiting effect. When the tape is driven in the analog world it creates what is known as “soft clipping” a natural overloaded fuzz

By |2020-06-23T20:45:33+00:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Get the Right Snare Sound

  In any genre, the snare drum is almost always one of the most dominant sounds in the mix. Changing the snare drum sound can change the entire feel of a song, whether it be rock, country, pop, metal, etc. I’m going to go through some techniques that I use to make the snare sound

It Isn’t a Race, It’s a Marathon

  If you’re anything like me, you enjoy high-quality experiences: things like music, movies, sports, food… you name it. Things that, when performed with skill and precision, are truly a joy to behold. Usually, to pull it off requires lots of preparation, practice, and discipline. It’s rarely very easy to achieve great results without plenty

By |2020-06-23T20:47:44+00:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments