Let me to show you exactly what I do to tighten up a "working class" band and make them sound like they've been on the radio for years!
Are you frustrated with working with bands and complaining that their musicianship is not as good as you'd like?
Did you know that most bands don't choose a mixer based on what gear, microphones or plugins... but by how YOU make THEM sound?
Bands want ONE thing from you... for YOU to make THEM sound BETTER than they already are.
This is true at any level. At the top of the food chain, bands pick producers that will pull out the best in them.
Producers choose engineers who make THEM look better.
Mixers choose studios that make their job easier.
And right down the line it goes...
So it just makes sense to have some "polishing" skills. Skills like editing drums, sound-replacing and vocal-tuning as well as corrective EQ and compression.
Mixing itself is pretty straight-forward. You just have to balance everything and make the main thing the MAIN THING!
But what if you don't know what the real "main thing" is?... what if you get lost in a mix and lose your way... only to start over and it end up the same?
But what if you could watch a mixer who teaches tried and true mixing techniques with BASIC stock plugins?
Keep in mid that bands (yours included) are looking for one thing... To sound better than they are already!
And guess what... sometimes the mix doesn't have much to do with how they sound. In fact, sometimes THEY don't even know why they don't like a mix... and most of the time, it's not you!
Sometimes, you have to read into what they are saying.
"I still don't like the way my drums sound" sometimes means, "I don't like the way I played them and we came to you because we thought you could somehow magically fix everything in the 'mix'".
I think every mixing engineer and studio owner needs to have a certain set of unspoken skills...
And that skill is editing as well as being able to mix.... and knowing when to do one or the other.
This means that sometimes, you have to tweak the drums a bit.
Sometimes it means to put headphones on and "Melodyne" the vocal.
This means you may have to nudge the bass a bit.
I realized a long time ago that bands and even producers don't always ask for what they really want. Sometimes bands will confuse a mixing issue with something that really isn't a mixing issue at all.
Once, when I was mixing this huge song... with lots of strings, a choir, percussion and the kitchen sink- The producer tells me that the drums were too loud.
I knew he had a lot of money invested in this song... with the orchestra and all.. but
I knew the drums weren't too loud
... in fact, I thought the drums could even be a little louder.
This is an example of what I mean when I say, "They don't always KNOW what it is they want"... it's up to the experienced engineer to figure it out.
What the producer heard was ONE snare hit that was louder than it should be... and then he thought the drums were loud.
I could have started a journey of frustration and chasing-my-tail that would have ended up bad for the both of us. But instead, I turned down the snare.... on that one hit... and we BOTH were happy.
When you are first learning to mix, how are you supposed to know?
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What kind of "Coach" would I be if I only showed you 'part' of the solution?
I want to include some download links so that you can put these tracks into your system and mix after I've shown you what to do!
Also, I want to offer you as a bonus my course on Comping And Tuning Vocals.
What is comping vocals you may ask... it's not compression. It's what pro's do to get the best performance from an artist. It's short for "Composite" vocal... and it's going to change the way you do vocals.
I want to show you how I go about getting the absolute best lead vocal possible... without wrecking the confidence of the singer.
It's another tried and true method that I use every time I record vocals... and again YOU will be the hero of the day because of these added skills.
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Imagine just for a minute that you've honed your mixing skills to include confident editing.... and your very next project makes the producer or band say "We have found our guy!"
It could be you. You just have to be diligent in the small things... things like tightening drums, and tuning vocals.
In mixing a band, there ARE no major things to do to make it sound awesome... only small things that really add up over the course of a mix.
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