This is a fun one! There are various types of reverb and a multitude of reverb plugins. That can often lead to us overthinking which type of reverb or which plugin to use in what application… it can get overwhelming! Fear not, it’s not as complicated as you might think. The reason why this video… [Read More] Understanding Plate Reverb with Soundtoys Little Plate
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
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?
If you’re a plugin junkie and you’re proud of your collection, this article headline might make you feel a little provoked… so either continue in bliss or hear me out! I spent some of yesterday evening installing Pro Tools and plugins on my new computer. While setting up a new laptop and getting ready for… [Read More] Why having too many plugins is a problem
One of the worst things that you can encounter when working with dialogue is noise on the track. In an interview setting, noise can creep into recordings in a number of different ways, and in this video I talk about using two Waves plugins to clean up excess noise and regain clarity. Rather than thinking… [Read More] Cleaning up dialogue with waves WNS and Z-Noise
Originally posted on December 12, 2012 To develop an individual and successful mixing style, it’s important that we test the responses of both our clients and the audience. Our clients might be technically aware and able to supply us with a specific brief and feedback, but the general public won’t know if a vocal is… [Read More] A/B mixing with Waves