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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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The Many Faces Of Mono – And Why You Should Monitor In Mono

Some people think that in a world of 7.1, 5.1 Stereo monitoring, that mono has somehow become irrelevant.  This couldn’t be more false.  In this video, I show you a simple tool to listen to your mixes in absolutely the worse way you can so that you won’t be surprised with how your mix sounds.…

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Advanced Compression – The Attack Control (Part 1)

The skillful and deliberate use of compression in the mix process is something every engineer worth his or her weight in salt has a knack for.  While some grasp the basic concepts of compression relatively quickly, many engineers readily admit that the nuances of compression can take a little longer to master. So if you…

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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…

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Noticing The Improvement In Your Mixing – PART 2

Last week I wrote about the fact that as mixers it’s often hard to see our own skills progress. We are in the moment-to-moment grind and it sometimes takes someone on the outside to step back and see how far we’ve come. Click HERE to read that post. This week I want to chat about…

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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…

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Avoiding DAE Errors and All Their Friends…

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Ever seen one of these before?? Of course you have! Every audio engineer using Pro Tools has maxed out the power of their system at least once… probably more than once… and probably not on purpose.   So what can we do about it? Is there a way to avoid seeing those pesky three letters,…

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