Happy New Year! I hope 2018 is the healthiest, happiest and most successful year yet for you, your family and friends. Now, onto what you came here for… I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I stopped making them a long time ago. You can do whatever you want to do, but I highly recommend… [Read More] If you love making music, then don’t make New Year’s Resolutions!
Compression is one of the most useful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to producing great music. Whether you use it to balance dynamics or as a creative effect, compression is incredibly powerful when used tastefully. However, it does seem that more often than not, we have a tendency to overuse this… [Read More] The main reason why you’re overusing compression
Have you over thought to yourself, “I’ll finish that project one day“, or “I’ll try that EQ technique one day“? Have those thoughts then been followed up with complete inaction? If the answer is yes… Congratulations, you’re human! I’ve encountered this with a lot of brilliant, creative people and it is absolutely something I’ve… [Read More] 12 steps to stop procrastinating
When you start out learning how to play an instrument, you improve gradually over time, but you really start to see huge progress when you begin to collaborate and play with other musicians. The exact same can be said for mixing. I’ve already spoken about how constructive criticism from your clients can help you improve… [Read More] Why other musicians make you better
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
Have you over got to the point in your mix where you really feel like you’ve lost complete control over what you’re doing? I can hold my hands up and say that I absolutely have. It’s a really terrible feeling and you realise that you have to untangle the mess you’ve made… [Read More] How to avoid ruining your mix