Mix Buss Processing For Total Noobs

Mixing is all about balance. Taking the 20, 40, 80 tracks you have, and getting cleaned up, at the right levels, and funneling all those sounds down to a stereo file coming out of speakers and headphones. Since it all comes down to that stereo track, why don’t we start with the mix buss, and

Your DAW Doesn’t Matter (Much)

“Which DAW should I use?” “Which one is the best?” It’s a common question, especially if you’re just getting into recording and mixing. There are dozens of choices out there, and you want to make sure you spend your money right. Guess what? It doesn’t matter. Mostly. Don’t Worry About What ‘Tools’ The ‘Pros’ Are

My 5 Favorite Effect Plugins

Special effects. Distortion, flanging, phasing, echo, delay, reverb. There are so many toys and tools out there with which to build unique sounds. Are they completely necessary? Debatable. Are they fun to mangle audio with? Damn right they are. Here are a few of my absolute favorite “effect-y” plugins that I’m using on every mix.

Compression 101

  Compression is often one of the more difficult concepts to wrap a brain around. Threshold, attack, ratio… what does it all mean? Today, I want to give you a primer on compression, and using a drum loop, show how you can use compression to bring punch, power, and energy to your tracks. Enjoy!

My 5 Favorite Recording & Mixing Blogs

I’m constantly trying to learn, and (more importantly) apply what I learn. All the knowledge in the world won’t help you if you’re not actually putting those lessons into action. My blog here is young, and I certainly have some large-scale plans going forward. If you’re following along, thank you so much for giving me