The downside of perfection

Al Schmitt

I love Al Schmitt’s mixing. I got to talk to him briefly at the NAMM show a few years back about our mutual friend Steve Genewick. I wanted to share something he said at Mix With The Masters back in 2012 that really resonated with me. Do you know anyone who buys a record because…

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[Podcast] Why Record Multiple Passes Of Orchestra/ Tips For Mixing Synths To Sound Like Live Orchestra

The MixCoach Podcast Episode 101: Why Record Multiple Passes Of Orchestra/ Tips For Mixing Synths To Sound Like Orchestra

On this episode of the podcast we take a question from one of our MixCoach Pro members during a recent Q/A webinar who asked about why it’s common to see people record multiple passes of live orchestra tracks, as well as some tips for mixing programmed orchestra to sound more realistic. We talk about typical…

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[Mixing Hack] Consistent Vocal to Music Ratio

Mixing vocals in mono on headphones

Mixing in mono is a way to detect phasing and balance problems in your mix before the end user hears it. Mixing vocals in mono on headphones is a hack that I have found that makes me keep the vocals slightly on top of the music. I have found that if I mix vocals on headphones…

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Working on some new content for our mixers at mixcoach. Come join us if you’d like to mix!

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[Podcast] Mixing Background Vocals To Sit Well In a Mix

The MixCoach Podcast Episode 9100: Mixing BGVS To Sit Well In a Mix

On this episode of the podcast we take a question from one of our MixCoach Pro members during a recent Q/A webinar who asked about how to mix background vocals to sit well in a mix. We touched on tips and tricks that we use for getting BGVS and other instrument to sit right in…

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Jack Joseph Puig and Martin Bomer

One of our long-time mixers and members Martin Bomer got to meet and hang out with JJP recently.  Thanks Martin for wearing the MixCoach swag

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Three ways to become a more consistent mixer

Improve Consistency in your mixing

Let me ask a question… do you think that McDonald’s has the best hamburgers in the world? I don’t. I make a pretty mean burger myself. So why do billions of people go to McDonald’s to eat? No matter where you are in the world, you will find McDonald’s on some busy corner packed with…

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My next piece of studio equipment

via Instagram http://ift.tt/20jGMn6 I just think I can hear better with a good cup of coffee.

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[Podcast] Over Analyzing Music and Dealing With Musical Burnout

The MixCoach Podcast Episode 98: Over Analyzing Music and Dealing With Musical Burnout

On this episode of the podcast we take a question from one of our MixCoach Pro members during a recent Q/A webinar who asked about listening to and analyzing music as an engineer. We talk about everything from some of our favorite music to listen to, to using references when mixing.   Enjoy the podcast…

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How to improve your mixes virtually overnight

overnight-vu-meter-blog

The hard truth is, progressing as a mixer does take time, but it doesn’t have to take YEARS. I’ve seen people improve dramatically within one mix using three principles I’ll share with you in this post. But first there’s two truths you absolutely need to know… TRUTH #1: No one I know who mixes at…

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