Top 8 Mixing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Top 8 Mixing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

I get to hear a lot of mixes from many different genres. Even though each of these musical worlds bring their own tonal palettes to the table, I've noticed that several common themes keep coming up.

Here's a look at these 8 frequent follies of producers and mixers alike. I hope you can keep these in mind and make even better sounding music.

7 Dos and Don'ts While Preparing Your Mixes For Mastering

7 Dos and Don'ts While Preparing Your Mixes For Mastering

You've finally made it to the last step in your record making process: mastering. Although mastering is an incredibly creative craft, there are some technical things to keep in mind as a producer/mixer when getting your songs ready to send off.

Here are 7 surefire ways to make sure your record goes through mastering smoothly.

So You Want To Be A Sound Guy: What You're Really Signing Up For

So You Want To Be A Sound Guy: What You're Really Signing Up For

You've poured hours into setting up and configuring the PA. You ran a smooth soundcheck and even spent 20 minutes on the hi-hat. Then the show comes along and you absolutely NAIL the mix...

Stop Destroying Your Plugins

Stop Destroying Your Plugins

Have you ever wondered why most pieces of older analog audio gear have input metering on the front? It's because they were meant to receive an optimum amount of voltage (or level) from their audio source.