You Want to Get Better Mixes Right Now? READ ON!!!

mixing Aug 03, 2020

This week I want to tell you the secrete to achieving a great mix. There are two things you need to master or at least be extremely good at to ensure you can produce a great mix every time. Actually there are three things but you may only have control over two of them as the mixing engineer. What are they you ask?

A great recording! This is obvious right? Well, I think we all forget this concept more times than not. You hear the phrase all the time “get it right at the source”. Meaning that if you have great-recoded tracks you have a great foundation to work from and it makes the mixing process much easier. So if you are the one who is recording the artist then work on your recording chops. Learn about mic choice, mic placement, recording levels etc. Take great care to achieving a great recording and you will thank me later! If the raw tracks sound great then you are on your way to a great mix!

The next two things are the first two plugins you need to master and really...

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Drum Phase Correction - Using Auto Align

gear / plugins Jul 27, 2020

This week I did a "how-to" video for the website "Studio-One Expert" on how to use the drum phase correction plugin Auto Align. If you mix sessions that have acoustic drums in them I would seriously consider checking out this plugin. It is a super simple way to check and correct phase on your drums and when everything is in phase the drums will "pop" and come to life.

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The Power of Parallel Compression

mixing Jul 20, 2020

This week I want to share something with you that has a lot of power if used sparingly. Take a look at this video on parallel compression. I urge you to try this concept on your next project.

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Why Are You Not Better at Mixing?

mixing Jul 13, 2020

Hello Friends & Students!

Some people wonder how I decide what to write in this weekly blog. Where do I get my ideas from? Well, to be completely honest I get the ideas mostly from reading all the e-mails I receive on a weekly basis. I receive anywhere from 3-5 emails per day from my supporters asking me various questions and when I see a pattern of the same type of question I tend to address the topic in a blog post like this one!!

This week I want to address something that I think a lot of newbie mixing engineers tend to forget. There are a lot of my students who feel that they are not becoming better at mixing and mastering fast enough. I mean, they purchase one of my training products and watch them, sometimes watching them several times. Then they work on their next project and they sometimes feel like they have not made as much improvements in their mixing chops as they would have liked. They are looking to go from an absolute beginner to a pro after watching one 3-hour...

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10 Tips to Achieve a Better Mix

mixing Jul 06, 2020

This weeks blog is a video that is taken directly from the MIXING MADE EASY VOL 1 Series. This was the last section I filmed for the series and I thought these mixing tips would benefit everyone so I am sharing it with you.

If you want to see the entire series, which is 7 hours in length and has 9 video sections; then go to the "Made Easy Courses" page on this website and pick up your copy!

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Universal Audio System - What's Involved to Get Started?

gear / plugins Jun 29, 2020

I get asked all the time on my You Tube channel about Universal Audio and why I like them so much and most importantly, how do I get started and what is involved with the hardware. So, I created a "system overview" video explaining just that. It's a bit long but worth it if you are considering upgrading your plugins to the U/A platform.

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Achieving a Great Bass Sound in Your Mix

mixing Jun 22, 2020

Here is something that a lot of new engineers don't take the time to achieve. a lot of mixes that people send me the bass guitar is usually lacking. So here is a few ideas to help you achieve a great bass sound!


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Using Tape Emulation Plugins. Which One to Purchase?

gear / plugins Jun 15, 2020

I get asked a lot by newbie's about which should be the first analog style plugin they purchase. I always tell them the same thing......get yourself a tape emulation plugin. I think these plugins add the most "bang for buck" as far as adding warmth to your digital signal.

 So in this video we compare a few different tape plugins on the master bus. Listen for yourself and if you don't have a tape machine plugin, go get one!

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Want to Become Better at Mixing?? - Here is Some Advice

mixing Jun 08, 2020

I received a couple of e-mails from new students this week and they were asking for some overall advice on how they can become better at mixing. Well, my first response was to  all the MADE EASY SEREIS products! That will get you there for sure, right?

Even though that would help for sure, I also referred them to a video I made a while about about this exact topic so I wanted to re-share it in the blog as I know a lot of you are new to reading my blog and you may have never seen this video before. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are.


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Career Tips For Studio Owners - 6 Tips to Getting Your First Clients

studio business Jun 01, 2020

Well, if the number one question I receive is.......

"How do I make my studio a full time business so I can quit my day job"

 Then the 2nd most popular question has to be.....

"How do I go about getting my first paying client"?

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