Attention Newbie Mix Engineers & Producers

This  is a short post,  but  it’s  important enough that  I  wanted  to  write  about it because  I  get  quite a few  mix  students  that  cut out  too  much  low  end. When  you’re new to mixing  music, there’s one thing  I  see  in  almost  every  tutorial:  cut  the  low  end  out  of  anything  in your  bass  or  kick.  Is  it  necessary?  The  answer  is  overwhelmingly in most cases no! Continue reading →

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How to Make It in The Music Business – A Reality Guide

If you possess extraordinary talent and work ethic, it’s not as difficult as you might think to “make it” in the music industry in some way or another, especially if your expectations are aligned with your level of talent and determination. There are, however, some basic rules that need to be followed. The truth is most people just aren’t cut out for it.

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Analog Is Dead (My Message to Artists, Record Producers and Mixing Engineers)

I’m a digital boy; I have always been a digital boy. Big analog consoles were never my thing, however, 10 years ago it simply wasn’t possible to get great results from plugins alone. These days, however, you can get the same analog-sounding results from plugins, especially if you know what you’re doing and have an acoustically balanced room. Having an acoustically-optimized room is one of the most important aspects to capturing a great recording.

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