MixCoach Podcast 107: Kevin’s recap of NAMM 2017

In this episode, Jon and I chat about my recent experience at the 2017 NAMM show in Anaheim, California. I stumbled upon Chris Lord-Alge (one of my favorite mixers) doing a mixing clinic for Mix with the Masters. We also talk briefly about Barefoot Footprint01’s and MixCoach Member. If you have questions for us, go to…

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MixCoach Podcast 106: Keith Thomas interview

It’s funny how perfection can keep you from doing things.  Last week, I think I named the podcast the wrong episode.  So THIS episode is 106… I think Also, I did this interview with Keith Thomas back several years ago and just never got around to releasing it because I wanted it to be perfect.…

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MixCoach Podcast 104: Where You Been Kevin?

In this episode of the podcast, Kevin talks about where he’s been in the last few months…. He also covers what you can expect going forward and even a link for you to ask questions.. who knows, your question could be on the next MixCoach Podcast. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Download…

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Three Ways To Keep People From Judging Your Mix Too Early

In a world where people make decisions very quickly, you need to know these three tips on how to make the right first impression when people listen to your mix.   For more information on MixCoach Pro Member or for information about Mix Feedback, visit MixCoachMember.com. 

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3 Ways To Add More Confidence To Your Mix

[This was a guest post that I did for Graham Cochrane over at TheRecordingRevolution.. Check him out!] Have you ever been sweating over a mix only to find that you push the snare drum up a db, then pull it back down? You add more ‘verb to the lead vocal and then wonder if that…

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Do You Want To Be A Busy Engineer?

It’s simple actually… You have to start by gaining someone’s trust! If you decide that you want to record your cousin’s rock band, then make sure that you do it as if you were getting paid the “big bucks” for it… even if you are doing it for free. When people see that you are…

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3 Reasons To Mix At Lower Levels

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For me, mixing at Low Levels is a basic strategy in mixing, but I thought it was crazy too when I first heard the idea over 20 years ago. Thats why I want to give you MY top 3 reasons for mixing at lower levels. Because everything sounds good loud– If you can make your…

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My Workflow For Comping and Tuning Vocals

Back in the day, when there were only 24 tracks to record to, we used to save one track to put the vocal on. We had to make some pretty critical “last minute” decisions on whether to keep a “pretty good” performance or try for “the Grammy” performance. That was pretty AWESOME!… can we do…

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Building Trust : How Is Your First Impression To Your New Client?

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Anytime you do a session in your studio, whether it’s your basement, your bedroom, or your high-dollar converted garage, make sure that your studio looks like a professional environment. … If you are operating out of a dedicated space, there are even a few more things you can do to make your clients feel like recording is more than just your hobby…

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Everything New Mixers Should Know About Panning

Everything New Mixers Need to know about panning

I was conducting a recording clinic at a local music store a few weeks ago. One of the questions I got was from a recording student about panning. He said, “I was listening to a mix the other day and things were panned in such a way that the instruments sounded like the were floating…

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