How To Work Faster and Mix More Artistically…

After one of my recent Mixing Tutorial videos for MixCoach Member, one of our awesome members mentioned my fast paced workflow and decision making process. He asked how I work so quickly. This got me thinking back on my mixing journey, about how when I first started out, I would get bogged down by very small…

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Avoiding DAE Errors and All Their Friends…

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Ever seen one of these before?? Of course you have! Every audio engineer using Pro Tools has maxed out the power of their system at least once… probably more than once… and probably not on purpose.   So what can we do about it? Is there a way to avoid seeing those pesky three letters,…

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079 Tips for Mixing Jazz Music

On this episode, we talk about mixing Jazz music and what makes mixing it different than mixing any other genre. Show Notes: Jazz Mixing tips we discuss: Why all snare hits are not created equal (volume). The feel of the mix is more important than the individual notes. Why you shouldn’t necessarily worry about “trendy”…

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078 Tips for Mixing Bluegrass Music

On this episode, we talk about mixing Bluegrass music.  We talk about what makes it different than other genres. Show Notes: Bluegrass Mixing tips we discuss: What are the roots of Bluegrass mixing?? Why is it ok to let things “pop out” a bit in your Bluegrass mix “Less-is-more” approach to Bluegrass, and what NOT…

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077 Tips for Mixing Country Music

On this episode, we are going to be taking about the subtle differences in mixing Country music.  We are going to talk about what makes it slightly different than other genres. Show Notes: Country Mixing tips: Mixing things is the right order is important. How is mixing modern country different than classic country? What’s the…

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Train Your Ears – Part 2: Hearing Compression and Compression Distortion

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We’re in the middle of a series about ear training! Last week I detailed a method of training your ears to hear different frequencies and ranges. Click HERE to check that post out! This week I want to touch on how to train your ears to hear compression and compression induced distortion. Over the thousands…

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Train Your Ears – Part 1: Frequency Ranges

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What’s up MixCoachers! Hope you all had a great weekend! A couple weeks ago on MixCoach Member, Kevin and I were asked about resources for training your ears. As I was pulling together an answer with some resources I decided to take the time and send everyone the info! So over then next two weeks…

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Is your tracking room too small?

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As many of you know, last month a water pipe burst in Kevin’s studio while he was out and it flooded. Luckily, the computer, instruments, and other gear was high enough off the floor to evade the waves, but the main wall between the control room and the tracking room was ruined. After the shock…

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Two of the Most Common Mistakes Beginning Mixers Make

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Here at MixCoach and MixCoach Member we see lots of beginning mixers. We listen to and give feedback on their mixes. Throughout the years we’ve noticed some trends in beginners. Here are two of the most common. They pile on plug-ins. As with everything in life, the best lessons are the ones learned by experience.…

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Repost of Our Archived Free Mastering Webinar – “Tips and Tricks To Mastering Your Own Mix”

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Happy Tuesday MixCoachers! Jon here! As many of you know, last week Kevin and I hosted a free webinar entitled, “Tips and Tricks to Mastering Your Own Mix.” We had an amazing response to the webinar and wanted everyone to not only be able to get in on the content via archive video, but also…

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