How To Separate Sidesticks From Snare Hits Using Strip Silence

Snare hits vs. Side sticks Sometimes when you are mixing a great song, you want certain parts of the drums to be louder than the drummer played them. In this case, I wanted a drummers side stick to really “sing” in the track. I liked the amount of natural sounding compression that I had on…

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3 MixCoach Mixing Principles + “Cool Yule” Mix Walkthough Exerpt

Hey guys, I just finished up a walkthrough of this month’s song over on MixCoach Pro Member called “Cool Yule”, by TaRanda Greene. It’s a really fun song just in time for the holiday’s, with a Big Band feel that is a ton of fun to mix. In the walkthrough video I talk about 3 of…

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The Many Faces Of Mono – And Why You Should Monitor In Mono

Some people think that in a world of 7.1, 5.1 Stereo monitoring, that mono has somehow become irrelevant.  This couldn’t be more false.  In this video, I show you a simple tool to listen to your mixes in absolutely the worse way you can so that you won’t be surprised with how your mix sounds.…

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Feedback Friday Episode 2

Hey guys.  Here is another edition of the feedback Friday. In this episode, we are giving feedback on a song we mixed from Rolfe Wyer called “Breakaway”. I produced this song in Nashville with some of the best players and singers available.  This is just a taste of what you will get if you join…

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Feedback Friday

Every month on MixCoach Member, we review mixes that our mixers submit.  If you would like feedback on one of your mixes, you should check out our Membership site. Full Disclosure: Having your mix reviewed is not included in your membership. So, when you are ready to submit one, you just pay the nominal fee for…

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Intro To Mixing

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A few weeks ago, I created a course called The MixCoach Approach To Mixing. I was just tweaking this course up when I took a look at this video that is included in the course. This “Intro” video really encompasses what I believe about learning to mix.. and learning it quickly. It seems that the…

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How To Repair A Noisy Snare Drum With “Strip Silence” In Pro Tools

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Have you ever had a snare drum where the ghost notes or the high hat was about as loud as the snare itself?  Here is one way to fix that problem. Using the “strip silence” function in Pro Tools, I use a combination of extract and strip to get 2 snare tracks so that I…

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Give Me 11 Minutes And I Can Save You 11 Years Learning To Mix

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Hi Guys.  I wanted to hopefully encourage you today. Click Here To Find Out More About This

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One Simple Way To “Buy Time” While You Learn To Be a Great Engineer

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I was teaching a group of High School students how to record and edit in Pro Tools this weekend.  One thing I said that really struck a chord. Something I’ve been trying to do for over 25 years. Learning to mix is one thing.  It’s important for sure.  You have to know how to create…

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