How To Build A Mix Template From Scratch – Part 2

Today is part 2 of the “How to build a mix template from scratch” series. I will cover how to route mix tracks and buss stems to those tracks. It’s tedious, to begin with, but you NEED a mix template and I want to show you how. If you missed the first video, be sure… Continue reading How To Build A Mix Template From Scratch – Part 2

How To Be More Productive At Work, And More Relaxed When You’re Off

Ever had one of those days where you spent an inordinate amount of time on a relatively small task? It might have been because of poor time management. Or because your mind kept jumping from one element of the task to another, causing you to run in mental circles. As engineers, producers, and creators, we’ve… Continue reading How To Be More Productive At Work, And More Relaxed When You’re Off

MixCoach – Conversation With Graham Cochrane About Specialization Over Generalization . . .

Specialization Over Generalization Prior to shooting video posted to MixCoach, Kevin talks to Graham Cochrane about marketing yourself as an engineer. Kevin says many times it’s better to take the approach of specializing in something over the “I’m good at everything” approach. Kevin definitely believes that you should be a well-rounded engineer and that’s what he teaches relentlessly… Continue reading MixCoach – Conversation With Graham Cochrane About Specialization Over Generalization . . .

“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?”

MixCoach Podcast 020 : Bringing On The Electric Guitars

On this Episode of the MixCoach Podcast, Kevin addresses the electric guitar and his typical signal chain. He talks about techniques for EQing and compressing electric guitars. Kevin touches on panning electric guitars to excite the mix in stereo.

MixCoach Podcast 018 : The Two Best Ways To Compress Bass

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.

MixCoach Podcast 017 : Overhead And Bus Processing

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.

MixCoach Podcast 016 : Processing Toms

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.