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MixCoach Podcast 122: Interview with ProductionAdvice’s Ian Shepherd

Kevin sat down with Ian Shepherd of Production Advice and talked about what it actually means to be “mastered for iTunes”. Ian was really a wealth of information.

You can find Ian on his website or check out his highly rated mastering podcast called The Mastering Show.

Topics include:

  • Mastered for iTunes
  • Why Analog mixes sometimes seem louder
  • LUFS vs. K- Metering
  • How over-compressing can actually sound quieter now in iTunes and Spotify
  • Much More

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MixCoach Podcast 119: MixCoach Experience Weekend Past and Present

For the last 4 years, MixCoach has hosted an event in Nashville to help our mixers get “experience” in the studio.  In the past, we’ve hung out Grammy Award winning producers, hit-making recording engineers, state of the art mastering facilities and we have also recorded some of the best musicians that Nashville (or the world for that matter) has to offer.

In this episode, Jon and Kevin talk about the MixCoach Experience Weekend and how it’s changed for the better over the years.

Click here to find out more about the MixCoach Experience Weekend.
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MixCoach Podcast 118: Van Atkins

If you’ve heard anything about my history, you’ll know that I got my start in a great studio called Crossroads Studios.  Crossroads Studios now one of the most well-known and sought-after Bluegrass and Gospel studios around.

Van Atkins is at the forefront of their sound.  I sat down with Van recently and we chatted (of course) about mics, gear, and DAWS – but our conversation went pretty quickly to a couple of things that matter WAY more than any of those… confidence and performance.

I hope you enjoy the interview with Van.

If you like bluegrass, you should check out some of our training too!

reach out to Van Atkins at

https://www.facebook.com/VanAtkinsProductions/
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MixCoach Podcast 117: Live Recording Tips

Kevin and Jon sit down to talk about Kevin’s live recording process. Kevin gives tips on getting the best performances from your band… and the audience!

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MixCoach Podcast 116: Reference Mixing and Building Your Playlist

I guess there’s no denying…. I think using reference mixes to guide you is perhaps one of the best things mixers can do– to not only learn, but to move your mixes forward.

So, here is a conversation that Jon and I had about using reference mixes and even a short list of our favorite mixes.

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Thanks for listening!

Kevin

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MixCoach Podcast 115: Crazy Things We’ve Done To Mixes

So Jon and I were on the phone talking about some of the crazy stuff we’ve done to mixes over the years, so we decided to record it for the podcast.
Now, I’ll be the first to say that the quality of this recording is not as good as I had hoped.  We recorded a phone conversation and has a few dropouts, but everything is understandable.
I wanted to go ahead and post it because there’s some information in here that may be useful to you and help you with ideas sometime when you are feeling that a mix needs something but you just don’t know what.
If you want to see what Kevin does to a mix from beginning to end including setup of the DAW, and step by step processes, check out the MixCoach Approach To Mixing. Available now at MixCoachApproachToMixing.com

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MixCoach Podcast 114: Music Is A Language

I heard a TedX talk recently with one of my favorite musicians.  Victor Wooten spoke about the “Language Of Music”.  At first, I discounted it… but man, was it deep.

In the Ted Talk, he starts by saying he was “born into a band”.  His brothers (The Wooten Brothers) needed a bass player and when he was born, he was groomed for that position.

He talks about how they taught him to be a musician like most parents teach their kid to talk.

Here are the links that I refer to in my podcast. Take a few minutes and watch them and then let me hear your thoughts below the blog post.

The Long One:

 

The shorter one with the underscore:

 

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MixCoach Podcast 112: Smart Recreation

What if what you did in your spare time could help you improve your mixes. That’s what we’re talking about on this episode of the MixCoach Podcast.

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If you want to really “move the needle” on your mixing, the best way to get better is to Mix Consistently, Ask Questions, and Get Feedback. That’s why every month at MixCoach Member, we give members a Session Download, a Video Tutorial covering that session, a LIVE Q&A Webinar with Kevin and Jon, and the chance for Mix Feedback from coaches.
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