The MixCoach Podcast is back..

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But it may not be in the same place. I’ve had a few problems of the podcast dropping off of iTunes, so I’ve resubmitted my feed. (Thank you for the heads up… you know who you are 🙂 If you want to subscribe on iTunes again (and I hope you do), HERE IS THE LINK…

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How are you getting work?


This seems to be a hot question according to emails I’m getting. I mentioned to one reader that it would probably be a good idea to actually create a project and ask potential clients to be involved with it. Sometimes, you have to be the team leader and actually create something yourself and ask others…

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Belinda Smith Live Recording (Video 1)

Today is the day we capture a live recording for Belinda Smith here in Murfreesboro.  Many days of pre-production culminate tonight.  Stay Tuned

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My vocal looks like a shoe


Maybe I’m too sleep deprived right now, but don’t you think my vocal track looks like a shoe?

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All mono


I’m on a return flight from Los Angeles where I was recording some live concerts. I was listening to the in-flight music. Classical, jazz, country… All mono. Have I mentioned how important it is to mix (or at least reference) in mono? (I’m writing this at that awkward time after the plane pulls up yo…

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Live recording in Alta Loma, California

I had some problems last night.. but as I say… we learn more from mistakes most of the time… I learned a LOT!

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Live Recording process in Stockton California

Hey Guys ‘n Gals.  I’m doing some remote recording Today, September 29, 2011 through Saturday.  I wanted to include you in on what I’m doing. This is a live recording.  The Front of House engineer (Tony Rhode) is using a Digico DB-8 console.  It has tons of DSP built into it, but the coolest thing…

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Building Trust: Have an opinion, but don’t always express it

Just because you have an opinion, doesn’t mean that everyone needs to hear it. You should always be paying attention to what’s going on so that if someone asks you, you won’t look like you don’t care.

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Building Trust: Knowing your gear

If you spend all of your time “tweaking” and not enough time getting things done [link to goal post about speck] you may be slowly losing trust. … It’s okay to get excited about new gear… but don’t let it take away from the task at hand {link to prev post} and don’t over sell it.

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Building Trust: Have a Plan

Part of being a leader [link to “if there’s not a leader, there will be” post] (and you are if you own a studio) is making a plan if there is not one. … If you know what he will consider a good day in the studio, then you can continuously strive to get there, or make him realize that its’ just too much to take on that day and start changing his expectations for the day.

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