This is one of the most important things I have ever learned about mixing and I guarantee it will change how you mix forever! Getting to grips with EQ can be tricky. Over time, you start to have more confidence in your decisions and you start to spot the frequencies that need adjusting a lot… [Read More] Why Level Matching EQ will change how you mix FOREVER!
We’ve got a real discussion on our hands! When it comes to great production and mixes, which is more important – EQ or Compression? This video came about due an excellent email I received about the various stages of development as a mixer/producer. In that email I was asked which tool I felt was more… [Read More] EQ vs. Compression: What’s more important?
Using filters can make a huge difference to the balance of the guitars and bass in your mix. Not only will using EQ filters help clear up your individual tracks in the context of the full mix, but they’ll also help glue your guitar parts and bass parts together so you’ll have a much more… [Read More] How to use filters to balance guitars and bass
Have you ever been left disappointed by the quality of your mixes? Do they sound muddy and boxy, rather than full and clear? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions, then this video will help you. I’ve already spoken about how I feel control and balance in the midrange is so crucially important… [Read More] A little known way to balance your midrange
It is possible to make a professional sounding mix with only stock plugins but how many of the best mixing engineers are doing that? If you watch interviews and tutorials from Grammy-winning mixing engineers, how many of them do you see demonstrating their mixing skills using only stock plugins and no outboard gear? Let’s talk… [Read More] When premium plugins beat stock plugins
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