EQ sweeping is the most effective technique for finding and cutting problem frequencies in your mix. While it’s an incredibly powerful technique, it’s important to remember that you use it the right way. In this video, I’m going to show you how I learned about EQ sweeping, why we EQ sweep, how EQ sweeping affects… [Read More] How to EQ Sweep the right way
Following on from my article about the patterns you can spot in the most successful people, I want to share another experience with you that highlights a few more characteristics you can use to help set you up for long-term success. This weekend, I was very lucky to have seen U2 play in Trafalgar Square… [Read More] 5 lessons you can learn from the world’s biggest band
There are lots of things you can do to improve your drum mix before you even touch a fader. Most people will skip past these steps and get to the “more exciting parts of mixing” and then wonder why their mixes don’t sound professional later. In this video, I’m going to highlight how taking a… [Read More] How to improve your drum mix without touching a fader
It’s time to talk about something subtle that affects a lot of engineers. This one little problem can affect us all in our daily lives but when it comes to mixing, its effects are particularly damaging. That one problem is impatience. I know that your biggest frustration might be with the fact that… [Read More] Let’s stop mixing this way
I’m going to highlight one of the biggest mistakes I used to make when I was starting out as an engineer… and it’s not pretty! This is a mistake that I still see a lot of mixers of all experience levels making and I don’t want you to be one of them. Before you think… [Read More] Are you making this mixing mistake?
Your hearing is everything. Without it, you can’t hear the beauty of music, let alone mix it. Throughout my life, I’ve been prone to inner ear infections. Luckily, they’re sporadic. But earlier this year I had an issue with my ears equalising pressure during a flight and it led to some extreme pain, balance issues… [Read More] Your hearing is everything