How To Be More Productive At Work, And More Relaxed When You’re Off

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…

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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…

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What to Edit Prior To The Mixing stage?

What to Edit Prior to the Mixing Stage? This question has come to MixCoach and I am happy to help with my view on the topic. Aligning, gain staging, and even making certain panning decisions before starting a mix is very important because if properly done, it can save a lot of time and headache…

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Let’s Help out Feedback Revival With Their Music Video!

beautiful-life

Some of you may remember our good friends Feedback Revival, who’s songs like “Beautiful Life”, “At Last”, and “Tennessee Rose” have been featured and used in many tutorials and training videos here on MixCoach. They have even been gracious enough to let us use the multi-tracks from some of their songs for our members to mix and learn from…

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Advanced Compression – The Attack Control (Part 3)

In the final part of this series on ‘Advanced Compression – The Attack Control’ we’re going to take a quick look at a few real-world applications of fast attack settings. In Part One, we looked at using the attack control settings on a compressor to ‘soften’ a sound and make it more (or less) present.…

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3 MixCoach Mixing Principles + “Cool Yule” Mix Walkthough Exerpt

Hey guys, I just finished up a walkthrough of this month’s song over on MixCoach Pro Member called “Cool Yule”, by TaRanda Greene. It’s a really fun song just in time for the holiday’s, with a Big Band feel that is a ton of fun to mix. In the walkthrough video I talk about 3 of…

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Kevin Ward Live Stream

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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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Advanced Compression – The Attack Control (Part 2)

    In Part 1 of this series we looked at how a compressor’s attack settings could be used to ‘soften’ the transient of a sound so it is perceived as being further back in a mix. But the real question is, why would you ever want to do this? Shouldn’t your goal be to preserve the…

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Studio Tour – Sound Stage Studios

Today I have something really cool for you guys, an inside look at one of Nashville’s most iconic and legendary recording studios, Sound Stage Studios. I was able to get over their recently to shoot this video and show you guys a sneak peak of of their world class tracking room called Front Stage, which…

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