Does mixing in mono really help? – 3 Reasons to Mix In Mono

      In a simple word… YES. One of the best tips I have ever recieved was to mix in mono.  I’ve come to find out that it can help you discover some real gremlins that like to hide in mixes. So here are three of the many reasons why you should be mixing…

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PreSonus RC 500 Channel Strip Review

PreSonus is a company becoming well known for their ability to bridge the gap between quality and affordable. I have been a fan of PreSonus products since my original investment in a Digimax D8 offering 8 quality mic pre’s via ADAT connectivity and other great features for a low $399 at the time. It’s been…

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The Kaotica Eyeball – Now you can record great vocals in any setting

Kaotica Eyeball - Perfect vocal for audio engineers

This is Matt Butler with Mixcoach here to talk about a relatively new product for audio engineers. The Kaotica Eyeball is the latest innovation for acoustic treatment for large or home studios alike. At first I thought, “Oh boy. Another acoustic treatment gimmick!”. After about 15 minutes of using the Kaotica Eyeball, I was singing…

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Exploring Reverb – Part 2

Size Does Matter With Reverb Last week we talked about using reverb for blend. This week we will move on to using reverb to add size. We all know that reverb is about creating space. So, you’d think duh Matt size is a no brainer. Before you jump the gun I’d like to dive deeper…

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Exploring Reverb – Part 1

Hello music and mixing junkies! I’m excited to start a new series diving into the wonderful world of reverb. Reverb is a powerful tool in our mixing arsenal that often gets overused and not fully understood. We all think of reverb as a way to add space and dimension to a mix. While this is…

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A Quick Tip On Mixing A Stubborn Bass Line

I’d like to preface this week’s post by saying I play several instruments, but I will always be first and foremost a bass player! So, the tip I’d like to share this week holds a special place in my heart when I’m fighting with a bass part that doesn’t want to keep steady levels. How…

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Product Review: Softube’s Summit Audio Grand Channel

    Hello MixCoachers! I’m excited to start product reviews here at MixCoach. I’ve been in contact with some companies I thoroughly enjoy to mix with, and many have been gracious to supply products for the MixCoach team to review. I’d like to start with Softube’s Summit Audio Grand Channel plug-in It is an emulation of Summit…

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“The Mixcoach Minute” Debut

Hey Mixcoachers! “The Mixcoach Minute” series is finally here! Please keep your questions coming. We are excited for this series to take off. We will have a new question answered roughly every day or two. Enjoy!

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How Much Gear Do We REALLY Need?

    So you’ve been eyeballing that beautiful Neumann U87 and that killer Neve mic pre. You say, “Man that’s what I’m missing in my recordings. If I had that I’d have commercial sounding records.” Wrong! In the industry today it’s as simple as having a decent laptop, a 100 mic, pro tools express, and a 100…

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You Mean Loud Can Sound Good?! – Part 4

     Welcome to part 4 of the loudness series. This will probably be the final part of this series for now. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading it as much as I love sharing my love and passion for making better music. We will wrap up this series with some discussion on useful…

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