Ever had one of those days where you spent an inordinate amount of time on a relatively small task? It might have been because of poor time management. Or because your mind kept jumping from one element of the task to another, causing you to run in mental circles. As engineers, producers, and creators, we’ve… Continue reading How To Be More Productive At Work, And More Relaxed When You’re Off
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… Continue reading How To Work Faster and Mix More Artistically…
Today we have a great video/ podcast for you guys featuring Matt Butler, a long time contributor to the MixCoach community and one of our Mix “Coaches” at MixCoach Member. Kevin interviews Matt about mixing a string of #1 radio singles and the secret to his recent success as an engineer, as well as tips… Continue reading Interview with Matt Butler – How to Mix #1 Radio Singles
As Part 1 and Part 2 have talked about, this is something engineers, producers, and almost any professional artist deals with. There are many things to distract us from our creative side. I’ve been sharing some of the best ways to counteract “creativity killers” and keep you motivated creatively. Schedule hang time with a friend… Continue reading Keeping Creativity Alive In Engineering (Part 3) – From An Engineer’s Journal
This is the second set of tips to help you stay creative and passionate in spite of the many things that can distract you from why you started engineering in the first place. To check out part 1 of this series, click HERE. So as we’ve said in part 1, remaining creative and happy as… Continue reading Keeping Creativity Alive In Engineering (Part 2) – From An Engineer’s Journal
As an engineer/producer life is full of deadlines, scheduling, mix revisions, invoices, and details. These are all incredibly important things but getting “tied up” in them can lead to losing sight of why we started engineering in the first place. I’ve had many conversations about this topic with other professional engineers. So I thought I… Continue reading Keeping Creativity Alive In Engineering (Part 1) – From An Engineer’s Journal – How Coffee Helps You Mix.
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot —————————————————————————- This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s full of ambition and life application. I apply it mostly to my running, but it has implications for most other aspects of life: business, pastimes, and… Continue reading Where Are Your Mixing/Production Boundaries And Limitations? – From An Engineer’s Journal.