How To Separate Sidesticks From Snare Hits Using Strip Silence

Snare hits vs. Side sticks Sometimes when you are mixing a great song, you want certain parts of the drums to be louder than the drummer played them. In this case, I wanted a drummers side stick to really “sing” in the track. I liked the amount of natural sounding compression that I had on… Continue reading How To Separate Sidesticks From Snare Hits Using Strip Silence

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… Continue reading How To Work Faster and Mix More Artistically…

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,… Continue reading Building Your Career With The Proximity Effect

What Is K-Metering? And Why Are You Telling Us About Your Mastering Session?

On this episode of the podcast, Kevin talks about critical advice he received during a mastering session, and discusses a type of metering developed by Bob Katz called K-System metering. K-Metering consists of three different scales: K-12, K-14, and K-20.  Check out this episode of the podcast to learn what each of these scales are… Continue reading What Is K-Metering? And Why Are You Telling Us About Your Mastering Session?

Train Your Ears – Part 1: Frequency Ranges

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… Continue reading Train Your Ears – Part 1: Frequency Ranges

MixCoach Podcast Episode 70: The Channel Strip Challenge

  Today on the MixCoach Podcast we are talking about the Channel Strip Challenge! Raw Transcript: Announcer: This is the MixCoach podcast, episode 70. Jon: On this episode of the MixCoach podcast, I’m talking to Kevin about a thing we did on the MixCoach Member site called the Channel Strip Challenge, in which we limited… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast Episode 70: The Channel Strip Challenge

Keeping Creativity Alive In Engineering (Part 2) – 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

MixCoach Podcast 044 : Getting Started: Engineer Essentials And Bare Necessities

In this episode, Kevin and Jon discuss getting started in engineering. What do you really need? Whether you’re just beginning, or are an experienced engineer Kevin’s answer may surprise you. Question:When you got started what did you have at your disposal? If you’re just getting started, how can we help?