Tips for Mixing Orchestra Sessions – Or Any High Track Count Song

I love mixing Orchestra music.  To me, it’s the pinnacle of mixing live music.  You have 40+ highly skilled musicians playing and you have the challenge of making sure they are heard, but at the same time, you don’t want to “lose the groove” of the rhythm section. Right? Here are a couple of quick… Continue reading Tips for Mixing Orchestra Sessions – Or Any High Track Count Song

Avoiding Visual Distractions In The Modern DAW Environment

Today, I have a great video for you guys about Avoiding Visual Distractions In The Modern DAW Environment. Before DAW’s, it was easy to “Mix with your ears, not with your eyes” while focusing on the music. This was because our analog gear was behind us in a rack somewhere, out of sight out of mind, and even… Continue reading Avoiding Visual Distractions In The Modern DAW Environment

Kevin Interviews Joe Carrell

Recording and Mix Engineer Joe Carrell

On this episode of the podcast, Kevin talks with Recording and Mix Engineer Joe Carrel. We discuss everything from gear and studio monitors to advice on ways to stay motivated and productive when mixing. Joe talks about his recent move from mixing out of his home studio to mixing at a commercial studio on Music Row, as well as… Continue reading Kevin Interviews Joe Carrell

Is your tracking room too small?

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… Continue reading Is your tracking room too small?

My Studio Flooded

I walked in after dinner last Friday night to a flooded basement where my studio resides. I now have to rebuild my studio… on a tight budget and on an even tighter schedule. So, I thought I’d include you guys in on my (unexpected) journey of rebuilding my studio. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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

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