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… Continue reading Guest Article: The Emotional Content Of Recorded Music

“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 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?

023 MixCoach Minute – Ears over Gear – How to pick a mastering engineer

How do you pick a mastering engineer? Will they actually improve the song? Are they worth the money? I answer this and more in this episode of the MixCoach Minute! [youtube]4n1OeT8wsZY[/youtube] Raw Transcript: Hey guys. It’s Kevin again with MixCoach for yet another episode of the MixCoach Minute. Thank you guys for tuning in every… Continue reading 023 MixCoach Minute – Ears over Gear – How to pick a mastering engineer

You Mean Loud Can Sound Good?! – Part 3

  Welcome back to part 3 folks! The part we start to explore the wonderful world of compression. I’d like to preface this topic with there are soooo many aspects of compression that during this discussion I’d like to keep to key topics that will help us better control dynamic range in the cool non-distorted… Continue reading You Mean Loud Can Sound Good?! – Part 3

MixCoach Podcast 054: Kevin Interviews Ryan Ruff

Mix Engineer Ryan Ruff of Ruff Mix Studio

This episode features an interview with Mix Engineer and Cederville University Professor Ryan Ruff. Many bands and groups now days are choosing to save money by skipping or skimping on mastering. In this podcast, Kevin shares his approach to helping artists get the best mix when their budget is tight and how to avoid having… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 054: Kevin Interviews Ryan Ruff

Mastering with iZotope Ozone-Part 1

You’d be surprised at what a powerful mastering tool iZotope Ozone 3 really is. I’m going to show you just a few short “moves” that will make your mix sound radio ready. How to filter a mix with the EQ for maximum punch How to identify problem frequencies with one button How to set up… Continue reading Mastering with iZotope Ozone-Part 1

MixCoach Podcast 042 : “Mastering” Your Workflow When You’re The Mixing AND Mastering Engineer

In this episode, Kevin talks about what his workflow is like when he is not only mixing, but mastering as well. Question:What experiences with the combination of mixing and mastering have you had? What workflow works best for you? Master as you go? Or after you’re done mixing?