My next piece of studio equipment

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How to improve your mixes virtually overnight

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The hard truth is, progressing as a mixer does take time, but it doesn’t have to take YEARS. I’ve seen people improve dramatically within one mix using three principles I’ll share with you in this post. But first there’s two truths you absolutely need to know… TRUTH #1: No one I know who mixes at…

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Learning How To Hear Compression

The MixCoach Podcast Episode: 096: Learning How To Hear Compression

On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast Kevin discuses different techniques for learning how to hear compression, and what you can do to train your ear to hear how a compressor is reacting to a signal.  Check out this episode to learn what tips Kevin has for learning to hear compression! Enjoy the podcast and…

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The Two Phases Of Writing Vocal Automation

The MixCoach Podcast Episode 95: The Two Phases of Writing Vocal Automation

On this episode of the podcast Kevin discuses his mindset while automating vocals. He talks about the two main phases of automating or “riding” vocal faders, and explains what he tries to accomplish in each stage.  Check out this episode to find out more about vocal automation!  Enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to rate…

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Kevin Interviews Joe Carrell

Recording and Mix Engineer Joe Carrell

On this episode of the podcast, Kevin talks with Recording and Mix Engineer Joe Carrel. We discuss everything from gear and studio monitors to advice on ways to stay motivated and productive when mixing. Joe talks about his recent move from mixing out of his home studio to mixing at a commercial studio on Music Row, as well as…

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Building Your Career With The Proximity Effect

The MixCoach Podcast Episode: 093: Building Your Career With The Proximity Effect

On this episode of the podcast Kevin discuses the “Proximity Effect”…  and no, it’s not about microphones or microphone placement. This kind of proximity effect has to do with your location or “proximity” to the industry, and how to use it to your advantage. Check out this episode to learn what the proximity effect is,…

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Could You Be Making Your Listener Look Bad?

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On this episode of the podcast, Kevin discuses how you could be making your listener look bad without even knowing it. Check out this episode of the podcast to learn what you can do to avoid making your listener, and yourself, look bad.   Enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the…

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Mixing Brass In World and Latin Music Styles

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On this episode of the podcast we talk about how to mix brass in different styles of music. Kevin takes a question from a listener asking about how to mix brass instruments, as well as how mixing brass in Latin, World, or South American music styles might be different than mixing brass in rock or pop…

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What To Do When Your Parallel Compression Sounds “Phasey”

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On this episode of the podcast, Kevin answers a question from one of our subscribers asking about parallel processing, and a “whooshy” or “phasey” sound that happens when he uses parallel compression. Kevin explains what causes these phase issues, and discusses a few simple ways to take care of it in your mixes.  If you are…

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Gain Staging Explained

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On this episode of the podcast, we are talking about gain staging! Kevin talks about how to maintain proper gain staging in your mixes, and answers a question from one of our subscribers who says, “I am still having some questions about gain staging. Getting everything in at a good level, and trying not to…

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