Recording Woodwinds & Band Live – Jazz Cover of Nine Inch Nails “Hurt”
Today's video features Matt Brownlie and Daren Burns at NRG Studios, in Studio A, where they will be tracking a double jazz quartet. Studio A was custom designed by Studio Bauton Architecture. This studio features a 3o' by 40' live…
Beginner’s Guide to Wider Stereo Image

If your mixes feel flat and narrow, like everything is stuck between the speakers, then you should put some work into the stereo image! But don’t reach for a widening plugin just yet—there are simple ways to achieve better stereo…

How to Use Side Chain Compression

Side chain compression is a technique that lets you to set a different input signal source from the track on which the compressor is inserted. For example, if you place a compressor on the bass guitar and “side chain” or…

Noise Gate Tips for Cleaner Mixes

A noise gate is a great tool for cleaning up tracks with extraneous noise in between the performances. Also known as a downward expander, noise gates keep a signal turned off or at a lower level until it reaches the…

8 Tips For Getting Better Low End
This is a bit of a contentious subject, and one that is talked about a lot, but it is an important one! Low end is a crucial part of every mix, and if it is not done properly, it can…
15 Mixing Tips I Wish I Would’ve Learned Sooner

It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’ve hit a wall when it comes to progressing as a mixer. A lot of the time we rely on our tried and true methods which get the job done, but ultimately leave something…

5 Vocal Reverb Tips That Will Level Up Your Mixes!

Let’s get down to it..a dry vocal sounds pretty weird! Even what we’d consider “dry” overall mixes have at least a little bit of dimension, probably from the room where things are recorded, with a little extra help from hardware…

Mixing Basics: EQ Before or After Compression?
In today's video we are going to be talking about whether we should EQ before or after compression! There is not a lot of consensus on this topic, because the truth is, it may vary from case to case. The…
6 Key Ingredients to a Better Vocal Production

If you’re struggling to fine-tune your vocal production chops, don’t be alarmed. Every time a new vocalist steps up to the mic, there are a bunch of variables at play which can skew our results from session to session. Keeping…

Mixing Basics: Guitar
We’re going to do another part in our mixing basics series! In this series, we are mixing a song completely and utterly in the box using only stock plugins. So far we’ve worked on the vocal, bass, and drums. I’m…