How To Repair A Noisy Snare Drum With “Strip Silence” In Pro Tools


Have you ever had a snare drum where the ghost notes or the high hat was about as loud as the snare itself?  Here is one way to fix that problem. Using the “strip silence” function in Pro Tools, I use a combination of extract and strip to get 2 snare tracks so that I…

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Guest Article: The Emotional Content Of Recorded Music


Today we have an incredible guest post for you guys coming from one of our subscribers- Keith Stark. Keith wrote in to us in response to a blog post that we published earlier this year and after some discussion on the subject, we decided to have Keith write an article for the blog! We really hope you guys…

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“What Volume Should I Have On The Master/ Stereo Out, When The Mix Is Ready?”

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“What volume should I have on the Master/ Stereo Out, when the mix is ready?” Keep RMS around -10-12dB, ceiling -1dB and you are done:) To make use of this short statement in practice we need to clarify some things like the difference between gain, volume, level and loudness and also some other questions need…

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Interview with Matt Butler – How to Mix #1 Radio Singles


Today we have a great video/ podcast for you guys featuring Matt Butler, a long time contributor to the MixCoach community and one of our Mix “Coaches” at MixCoach Member. Kevin interviews Matt about mixing a string of #1 radio singles and the secret to his recent success as an engineer, as well as tips…

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Ocean Way Nashville, Studio A: Video Tour and Walkthrough

Ocean Way Nashville Studio A: Video Tour and Walkthrough

Today I have a great video for you guys that I shot after a recent tracking session at one of Nashville’s most iconic and glamorous Recording Studios, Ocean Way Nashville. Ocean Way’s Studio A is also one of the largest full featured tracking spaces in Nashville, making it highly sought after for large orchestra sessions. Check…

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Creating Space with Reverb

Creating Space With Reverb

Today’s post comes to you guys from one of our great friends, long-time MixCoach Pro Member, and incredible mixer, Andy Peck. Andy is also one of the pioneering members of MixCoach Platinum where he was able to mix the song “Grace” on The Livingstons new album, sound examples of which are featured in this article. Andy decided…

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Joe Carrell’s Approach To Balancing Instruments and Vocals

Joe Carrell's Approach To Balancing Instruments and Vocals

Joe Carrell recently recorded an awesome video for you guys talking about how he approaches a mix in order to achieve a good balance between the instruments and the vocals. Check it out to learn his four tips for achieving a great balance!   Joe Carrell’s 4 Tips For balancing Instruments and Vocals 1) Use…

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Mastering Separately or Mastering As You Mix

Mastering Separately or Mastering As You Mix? Today I am answering a question from one of our subscribers who asked, “What are the advantages/disadvantages of mixing into a limiter or mastering device, versus putting [the processing] on in the end?” After considering all the for and against thoughts below, I decided to cover “Mastering As You…

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This Month On MixCoach Member. . .

This month on MixCoach Pro Member we are mixing a killer bluegrass song from a group called Canaan’s Crossing. If you are interested in learning to mix a wide variety of genres, come check us out on MixCoach Pro Member and join in the fun. Click Here For More Info!

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Cleaning Up Your Mix – Part 2

Clean Up Your Mix Part 2

In Cleaning Up Your Mix – Part 1, I provided an overview of my personal process for cleaning up sessions before mixing, as well as an overview of what you are trying to achieve by doing this. I also provided some detail about Pitch Correction. In this part, I am going to continue with other…

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