MixCoach Podcast 019 : How I process an Acoustic Guitar

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin addresses acoustic guitar, giving you his signal chain and approach to EQ and compression. He also talks about some production tips for acoustic guitar.

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MixCoach Podcast 018 : The Two Best Ways To Compress Bass

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin discusses, the Nashville studio standards on bassists processing their instrument before tape. However, Kevin talks about how to process a bass when you don’t have access to great bass rigs before tape. He talks about his Compressor settings in-line, as well as with parallel compression.

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Building Trust : Giving and Taking Credit

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If you take credit at all, take credit for hiring awesome people! Whenever you take credit for something you didn’t do, it chips away at whatever trust you’ve already built.

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MixCoach Podcast 017 : Overhead And Bus Processing

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin talks about the two ways to process overheads, including the pitfalls of compressing the overheads. He also touches on room mics, from the many ways the room can be mic’d to how to utilize the rooms in the mix. Kevin talks about what he calls a “sky hook” too. Kevin also talks about using Parallel and Bus Compression.

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How bad speakers can make your mix sound better [reader Question]

I get very discouraged when my mix sounds good on my studio speakers (KRK Rokit 5’s), it’s nice and sits well in the speakers, then I’ll take the song out to the car and the mix falls apart. … One more tip I can give you is to find a set of speakers that YOUR mix sounds bad and the other mix sounds good on… could be headphones, computer speakers, radio shack speakers… just find SOMETHING that your mix sucks on while the other one sounds GREAT or just good on…

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MixCoach Podcast 016 : Processing Toms

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin again gives you his specific signal chain, EQ and compressor settings for toms. He talks about when to use a gate to control the toms, as well as tailoring the sound of toms with EQ and compression.

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Are you trustworthy?

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I want to spend the next few weeks talking about how you can build trust as an engineer. Whether you are a seasoned studio veteran or a newbie working out your own bedroom, it’s VERY important that you start to gaining trust with your clients (or potential paying clients). Over the next several weeks, I’m…

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MixCoach Podcast 015 : Processing Snare

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, the snare is exposed just as the Kick was in the last episode. Kevin give you his specific EQ, and compression plug-ins and settings. He talks about finding the fundamental snare frequency.

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You can learn from my mistakes

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The budget for this track was very low… mainly because she is a friend and client … and I just wanted to do it for her. … Note: I thought I had sent the skeleton track (without overdubs) out for her to approve and as it turns out, I composed it, but never sent it. 🙁 After she offered to give me more money to correct the track, I told her that she wouldn’t incur any additional cost.

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MixCoach Podcast 014 : How I go about processing a Kick Drum

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On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin describes his signal chain, EQ and compressor settings in detail. You can use these settings to get great kick drum sounds. Some insight from someone who has been around the block a few times.

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