Do you ever get frustrated that you don’t own the virtual instruments that you know will make the ultimate difference to your music production? I understand your frustration but I’m also here to let you know that you don’t need premium plugins or virtual instruments to create great music. Almost every DAW these days comes… [Read More] How to produce music with Xpand!2 (Part 1 – Drums)
Feel free to replace “mixing engineer” with anything you’d like to “become” or something you love that you’d like to have generating an income stream for you. There’s a fundamental first step that most people skip over, end up wasting a lot of time and move no closer to achieving their goal. This first step… [Read More] The first step towards making money as a mixing engineer
He’s all over the radio again, dropping singles straight into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and landing a fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. When I was younger, I would never have thought I’d be writing this article but today’s post rather heavily features the work of non other… [Read More] Why collaboration creates success
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!
How many times have you heard that? Or, have you even said it yourself? You might or might not know that I got my break in audio by working in post production. One of the most dreaded phrases you could possibly hear as a mixer was, “We’ll fix it in post”. That meant that whatever… [Read More] Don’t worry, we’ll fix it in the mix!
If you mix on headphones a lot or don’t have access to studio monitors on a regular basis, then this is for you. Headphones have their place in every mix that I work on and I’d encourage you to use them as well. When do I use them? Even if I’ve completed 80% of my… [Read More] 5 secrets to getting a great mix on headphones