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.

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.

3 Tips for Better Audio Project Organization

3 Tips for Better Audio Project Organization

"Everything has a home." My wife told me this for the first time when we were cleaning our apartment one Saturday morning. This simple phrase has helped me keep our living room, my work desk, and my project files in great shape.

Even though this post aims to help those who manage and create digital audio, I believe these principles can apply in other media worlds as well. Here are three ways you can keep your digital workflow running smoothly.

Make Your Digital Workflow Better By Stealing From Analog

Make Your Digital Workflow Better By Stealing From Analog

Very few engineers are working completely analog these days. For better or worse, the digital has come and is here to stay. Although plugins have offered us a great deal of flexibility, there's much to be learned from their analog counterparts.