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… Continue reading Advanced Compression – The Attack Control (Part 1)

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

Train Your Ears – Part 2: Hearing Compression and Compression Distortion

We’re in the middle of a series about ear training! Last week I detailed a method of training your ears to hear different frequencies and ranges. Click HERE to check that post out! This week I want to touch on how to train your ears to hear compression and compression induced distortion. Over the thousands… Continue reading Train Your Ears – Part 2: Hearing Compression and Compression Distortion

MixCoach Podcast 068: Layering Effects in a Mix

Layering effects is the name of the game on the MixCoach Podcast this week. Enjoy! Raw Transcript: [Recording: This is the Mix Coach Podcast, Episode 68.] John: On this episode of the podcast we’re going to talk about layering effects as well as layering some of the like samples and that sort of thing and… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 068: Layering Effects in a Mix

MixCoach Podcast 064: EQ Before or After Compressors?

With this podcast; we ask ourselves, should we put our EQ before or after our compressor? Raw Transcript: Kevin: This is the MixCoach PodCast, number 64. John: On this week episode, we’re going to talk about EQ before or after the compressor. [music]. Hey Kev, how’s it going? Kevin: Hey, John. John: We’ve got a… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 064: EQ Before or After Compressors?

A Quick Tip On Mixing A Stubborn Bass Line

I’d like to preface this week’s post by saying I play several instruments, but I will always be first and foremost a bass player! So, the tip I’d like to share this week holds a special place in my heart when I’m fighting with a bass part that doesn’t want to keep steady levels. How… Continue reading A Quick Tip On Mixing A Stubborn Bass Line