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

My Workflow For Comping and Tuning Vocals

Back in the day, when there were only 24 tracks to record to, we used to save one track to put the vocal on. We had to make some pretty critical “last minute” decisions on whether to keep a “pretty good” performance or try for “the Grammy” performance. That was pretty AWESOME!… can we do… Continue reading My Workflow For Comping and Tuning Vocals

“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 061: Our Mixing Workflow

Today at MixCoach, we are talking about our mixing workflows and the power of having a workflow. Enjoy! Raw Transcript: Kevin: This is the Mix Coach Podcast Number 61. John: This week on the podcast we’re going to be talking about the power of workflows in mixing and not just the power of workflows. We’re… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 061: Our Mixing Workflow

The Kaotica Eyeball – Now you can record great vocals in any setting

This is Matt Butler with Mixcoach here to talk about a relatively new product for audio engineers. The Kaotica Eyeball is the latest innovation for acoustic treatment for large or home studios alike. At first I thought, “Oh boy. Another acoustic treatment gimmick!”. After about 15 minutes of using the Kaotica Eyeball, I was singing… Continue reading The Kaotica Eyeball – Now you can record great vocals in any setting

MixCoach Podcast 053: Graham Cochrane Interviews Kevin

Graham Cochrane of TheRecordingRevolution.com

In this episode, Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution flips the script and interviews Kevin for a change. Kevin answers some questions from Graham’s viewers and discusses instinctualizing (we can make up words if we have to) the mix process and workflow to keep the music musical. Visit Graham’s sites The Recording Revolution and GrahamCochrane.com

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.