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?
Your hearing is everything. Without it, you can’t hear the beauty of music, let alone mix it. Throughout my life, I’ve been prone to inner ear infections. Luckily, they’re sporadic. But earlier this year I had an issue with my ears equalising pressure during a flight and it led to some extreme pain, balance issues… [Read More] Your hearing is everything
Top Down Mixing is by far one of the easiest and quickest ways to get your mixes sounding the way you want as quickly as possible. Here are the three biggest benefits of using the Top Down Mixing approach: You use a lot less plugins You save on processing power You mix a lot quicker… [Read More] The one problem with Top Down Mixing
In everyday life, one of the worst things we can do is compare ourselves to others. We’re all at various stages on our journey and drawing comparisons between yourself and others will generally leave you feeling a little disappointed. Sometimes, it’ll provide you with motivation. The exact same can be said about mixing. Now,… [Read More] 5 quick steps to improve your mixing confidence
I got a great comment about subtlety over the weekend, so let’s kick off with that: “Some of the before and after examples that I see and hear, I can’t tell the difference unless it’s blindingly obvious. All the subtle tweaks pass me by.“ Now I think this is a fantastic point for many reasons,… [Read More] Why subtlety makes your mixes great
Now, before you start getting upset at me for criticising your taste in music, that’s not my goal! The quality I’m referring to is the audio quality and not the subjective quality of the music you use. So if you’re all about using ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ as a reference, I’m not judging.… [Read More] The quality of your references doesn’t matter