Mixing Vocals: Techniques for a More Exciting Performance

Since vocals are the first thing listeners tend to hone in on, they need to sound their absolute best. The overall sound you’re going for will vary from genre to genre, but the importance of a great sounding vocal is…

How much does it cost to have a track mastered? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "What is the typical cost of having a track mastered?" Personally, the cheapest good mastering I…
A Great Vocal Compressor Can Change How You Mix

Vocals are the “face” of a song. They’re right out in front and the first thing listeners gravitate toward and identify with. Whether you’re mixing a massive pop vocal or a straight-forward rock singer, you’ll want to spend a solid…

How to Prevent Cymbal Bleed | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "When I record my drums I get a lot of cymbal bleed. What am I doing wrong?" There…
Avoiding Dull Vocals | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "Vocals I record are always piercing in the +7K range. I notch and deEss but the vocal ends…
How to Use a Compressor – Beginner’s Guide

Learning how to use a compressor is one of the most important mixing skills you can acquire. Compression is quite literally all over mixes, even becoming the sound we associate with loud, modern pop mixing. If there’s anything you want to…

Reverb Mixing Tricks to Elevate Your Mix

Learning how to use reverb is an essential mixing skill. Time-based effects have the ability to add width and dimension to your mix, and give instruments their own sonic space. Reverb is often used to push mix elements further back,…

The Best Tips for Using Reference Tracks

Trying to match the intensity and sonic quality of a commercial release is no easy task. It’s incredibly challenging, whether you’re an experienced professional or trying to mix for the first time. Using reference tracks is an essential technique when…

FAQ Friday at NAMM
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We are going to do a slightly different FAQ Friday today since we're at NAMM! We’re going to ask questions to different manufacturers, producers, and engineers that we meet throughout the day!…
Mixing Lead R&B Vocals with Bob Horn
Today's video is an excerpt from our newest course called "Mixing R&B with Bob Horn." In this excerpt we take a look at some of Bob's mixing techniques when it comes to lead R&B vocals. If you want to craft…