It’s really not that hard to lose control of your mixes. Without proper gain staging and a nice balanced mix with the faders, you’re already fighting an uphill battle. But what if you know you nail those things on every mix and still at some point during the mixing process, things start to go sideways?… [Read More] Do you lose control of your mixes?
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!
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
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