On this Episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin addresses the electric guitar and his typical signal chain. He talks about techniques for EQing and compressing electric guitars. Kevin touches on panning electric guitars to excite the mix in stereo.
When you talk about how bad someone sings, how bad someone mixes or plays, you may think that you are making yourself look better, but what you’re doing is you’re showing your client how you are going to talk about them behind their back.
Since our book came out, I’ll have to be honest, I’ve been so humbled by your response to it. I was pretty happy in knowing that Pro Tools 9: The Mixer’s toolkit has helped people from all over the world.
I read the reviews occasionally. Today was one of those days. But today was different. I got a BAD review.
On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin addresses acoustic guitar, giving you his signal chain and approach to EQ and compression. He also talks about some production tips for acoustic guitar.
On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin discusses, the Nashville studio standards on bassists processing their instrument before tape. However, Kevin talks about how to process a bass when you don’t have access to great bass rigs before tape. He talks about his Compressor settings in-line, as well as with parallel compression.
If you take credit at all, take credit for hiring awesome people! Whenever you take credit for something you didn’t do, it chips away at whatever trust you’ve already built.
On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin talks about the two ways to process overheads, including the pitfalls of compressing the overheads. He also touches on room mics, from the many ways the room can be mic’d to how to utilize the rooms in the mix. Kevin talks about what he calls a “sky hook” too. Kevin also talks about using Parallel and Bus Compression.
I get very discouraged when my mix sounds good on my studio speakers (KRK Rokit 5’s), it’s nice and sits well in the speakers, then I’ll take the song out to the car and the mix falls apart. … One more tip I can give you is to find a set of speakers that YOUR mix sounds bad and the other mix sounds good on… could be headphones, computer speakers, radio shack speakers… just find SOMETHING that your mix sucks on while the other one sounds GREAT or just good on…
On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin again gives you his specific signal chain, EQ and compressor settings for toms. He talks about when to use a gate to control the toms, as well as tailoring the sound of toms with EQ and compression.
I want to spend the next few weeks talking about how you can build trust as an engineer. Whether you are a seasoned studio veteran or a newbie working out your own bedroom, it’s VERY important that you start to gaining trust with your clients (or potential paying clients). Over the next several weeks, I’m…
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