How to Avoid Scam Music Producers and Mix Engineers

It seems like everyone and their husband are music producers these days. Since there’s no accrediting bodies for music producers, mix engineers, or recordings studios (which means certificates of training are not required), unfortunately for all of us, it’s perfectly okay to go around claiming you are one even when you lack the expertise and experience. Unlike other professional fields (e.g. lawyers or doctors) that need to be accredited and certified, working in the music industry requires nothing of that sort. The challenge is figuring out where to invest your money.

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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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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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