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.
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 →