iZotope Iris – NAMM 2015

Jon talked briefly with Brad from iZotope about their new product called Iris.  Check it out.

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Podcast 75: Genre Conventions and Dancing with Stars

PodCast Episode  75

In this podcast, we are talking about mixing different musical styles.  I use the reference of “Dancing with the stars”… What does dancing have to do with mixing? In dancing, each style of dancing, the cha cha or the tango, has certain rules that the dancer needs to adhere to in order to get a…

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Where do I put the lead vocal in a mix?


I had a great question to come to me from a new subscriber. It’s a question that we all have at some point. Where does the lead vocal go in a mix? I answered with the method that I use to place the vocal in a mix. Finding exactly where to put the vocal is…

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When to buy new plugins

PodCast Episode 74

Sometimes you just need a plugin “fix”.  We talk about when WE buy plugins and what the mindset is behind it. Raw Transcript: Announcer: This is the MixCoach podcast, episode 74.[Music plays] Male: On this episode of the MixCoach podcast, we’re going to talk about what is important when selecting what tools are essential to…

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Essential Plugins

PodCast Episode 73

This week we are talking about what we consider “essential” plug-ins. Raw Transcript: Kevin: This is the MixCoach podcast, episode 73. Jon: On this episode of the MixCoach podcast, we’re going to talk about what plug-ins we consider essential. [Music] Hey Kev, how’s it going? Kevin: Jon. Jon: I was asked the other day what…

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What to listen for in a reference mix

what do you listen for in a reference mix?

I had a question from a MixCoach Member wondering what he should be listening for in a reference mix. Here is his question: What would be a list that you could give me to be mindful of when listening to other songs. I was watching a Dave Pensado video and he was interviewing someone (can’t…

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Creative ways to repair phase problems in your mix

PodCast Episode 72

Last week we told you how to detect phasing problems in your mix.  This week, Kevin gives a few tips on creative ways to fix phasing problems in a mix. Raw Transcript: This is the Mix Coach podcast, episode 72. On this episode of the Mix Coach podcast, we talk about a bunch of ways…

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How to detect phasing problems in a mix

PodCast Episode 71

In this episode of the podcast, Kevin gives a few tips on how to detect whether or not you have phasing problems in your mix. Raw Transcript: Jon Wright: This is the MixCoach Podcast, Episode 71. [Music] Kevin Ward: On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, I’m going to show you two surefire ways that…

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Time Lapse of studio construction crew tearing down the walls

Reconstructing my studio has been a process.  This video was taken last Friday when the crew tore down my old wall and started building my new wall.  My next post will be on exactly how they built the new wall.  It’s Massive and dense.   More to come

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My New Studio Floorplan


As some of you know, my studio flooded a week ago today. Using a Google tool called Floorplan, I drafted something I think will work. Let me know what you think.   UPDATE:  After talking to David Rochester of Technical Audio Services, this studio design has been revised.

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