3 EQ Mistakes We All Make
Today we are sharing 3 common EQ mistakes, and how to avoid them! These might seem quite simple, but they are the fundamentals that I apply to every single mix. Click here to download the cheat sheet so you can…
6 Reverb Mistakes We All Make
Today, we are sharing some common reverb mistakes! These are mistakes that we are all guilty of, but once we are aware of them, we can correct them and take all our mixes to the next level! These tips are…
8 Things I’ve Learned in my Career!
Over the course of my career, I have worked in many different areas of the music industry, which has allowed me to have the opportunity to learn a lot of different things from many different people. Today, I want to…
Top 10 Mixing Tips
Today, we are bringing you my Top 10 Mixing Tips! These tips are things are are super common and that I do to every single song I mix! I hope you all learn something new today! There is also a…
Top 5 Mixing Mistakes No One Talks About
Today we are going to be going over some mixing mistakes that are not talked about very often! These are things that don't get talked about a lot when it come to mixing, but I feel are very important! There…
8 Tips for Amazing Low End!
Mixing low end can be tricky, and it is something we get a lot of questions about! Today I will be sharing some tips and tricks that you can use to get great low end in your mixes! We also…
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…
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…
Mixing Basics: Vocal Compression
Today, we will be going over the basics of mixing vocals. Earlier, we balanced the mix using just panning and volume and got the mix to a place where we could start making better decisions. In this video, we are…
The Basics of Starting a Mix – Setting Levels
In this episode, we’re going to concentrate on the basics of starting a mix. This is a good thing for beginners but it’s also an amazing discussion point for anybody who’s intermediate or advanced. For me, the best way to…
Andrew Scheps: 3X Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer & Producer
Andrew Scheps is a 3-time Grammy-winning audio engineer, producer, and record label owner based in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom. Scheps is known for his balanced, modern sounding and often loud mixes. He’s received Grammy Awards for "Best Rock…
Top 5 Mixing Mistakes
In this episode, we’re going to talk about the five most common mixing mistakes. Those of you that follow me will know some of these already. 1. Not High Passing I talk about this all the time, just because we…
5 Tips to Get You Creating Music
In this video, we’re going to be talking about 5 tips to get your creating music. 1. Just get started! Don’t ‘wait for inspiration’. Set aside time to work. Many people have full time jobs, are in School or are…
5 EQ Mistakes We Make While Mixing
In this Episode, we’re going to talk about 5 EQ mistakes we make while mixing. These are 5 EQ mistakes I see as a reoccurring problem that I have had over the years that I have finally come to terms…
6 Pre-Mastering Tips with Michael Romanowski & Phonitor 2 Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re going to go over 6 tips that will help you prepare your mix to come into a mastering situation and get the best results with the grammy-nominated Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski. In addition to the…
6 Vocal Recording Tips
In today's video we’re going to be talking about 6 ways to drastically improve your vocal recordings! I really love talking about vocal recording. Those of you who know any of the recordings I’ve done know I've been blessed to…
4 Mixing Tricks That Have Nothing to do With Plugins or Hardware
Today we’re going to talk about 4 mix tips that have nothing to do with plugins or any hardware. Tip 1: Are your tracks ready to mix? You may have the world’s greatest hit song on your hands- it might…
3 Delay Mixing Tricks
Our community is truly fantastic! Everyone asks such great questions, which create amazing discussion! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Friday has been extremely revealing! In last weeks FAQ Friday we answered some amazing questions and this has sparked todays video! In…
3 Vocal Reverb Tips
Before we get started talking Vocal Reverbs please bear with me, here is my thought process on these Vocal Reverb ideas I’m going to share with you! One of the biggest complaints from many Engineers is how ‘perfect’ Digital is.…
5 Music Production Tricks For Better Songs

1) Add Energy To Lead Vocals With Tape Delay There are a few ways to do this, but the easiest and most common way is with a distorted delay or with a saturated tape delay plugin. You can also do…

10 Home Studio Production, Mixing & Mastering Tips

So often these days we are writing and Producing Tracks as we go. There’s nothing wrong with that at all and in many ways it mirrors what a lot of great bands did to create some of the most amazing…

Big Guitars Production Trick

This video is all about big guitars production techniques. The trick I show you is a trick I learned from Mr. Dave Jerden and his old engineer, Mr. Bryan Carlstrom. This is a trick that they would do to build…

Mixing Kick & Bass FAQ FRIDAY
This week was a big one and it was all about Mixing Low End… more specifically mixing Kick and Bass. We did 2 LIVE Q&A’s, mixing kick and bass in hiphop and showed you some low end mixing tricks from…
Mixing Kick & Bass in Hip Hop (Mixing Low End)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Mixing live Drums and Bass are very different from Mixing Programmed Drums and Bass and Mixing Hip Hop/EDM and R&B can present a whole new set of issues! ‘Kick’ or ‘Bass' Drums can be pure tones like…
Kick and Bass Low End Mixing Tricks With Ulrich Wild, Cameron Webb & Warren Huart
Get The Mixing Kick & Bass Cheatsheet Mixing Kick Drum: • Boost 60 Hz to reinforce weight of the kick. The area around 40-60 Hz is where the weight of you kick lives. • Don’t be afraid to gently high…
Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix
1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or…
5 Vocal Mixing Tricks
1. Saturation Adding edge to a vocal can typically be high end EQ, however this can be unpredictable with Esses and Consonants peaking tremulously requiring addition maintenance to sound great! So saturation can not only add fullness to a vocal…
5 Essential Recording Tips
1. Get the headphone Mix right Having the right headphone for the artist your recording is essential! If the singer isn’t inspired to perform then no amount or combination of Compression, EQ or Effects is going to make the vocal…
Scheps Omni Channel Review with Cameron Webb
I'm excited because this is still relatively new plugin. It's the Waves Andrew Scheps Omni Channel- there's been loads of videos over the last two or three weeks of initial reactions, but we have someone who has actually used this…
5 Essential Mixing Tips
1. Enhance Your Low End by using High Pass Filters There’s a lot of misinformation out there about High Passing, some people even go so far as to say not to high pass at all! This kind of misguided information…
5 Quick Panning Mixing Tricks
1. Pan Affected Source Opposite Of The Dry Source For More Stereo Width These are tricks I use all the time. Even with only one guitar part you can create a lot of width with a simple combination of panning…
5 Quick Automation Mixing Tricks
Automation is the secret to a truly great mix! Simple volume automation of instruments can save the heartache of trying to replicate dynamics with complex compression techniques. Automating plug ins can give them multiple purposes adding both subtle ear candy…
5 Quick Modulation Mixing Tricks
Download The Modulation Tricks Cheatsheet 1. Widening A Mono Guitar This trick can work for any mono instrument source you get. Very often I hear mixes where someone has taken a mono guitar and panned it to one side and…
Sonnox Vocal Thickening and Widening Plugin (Review & Giveaway)
What is a VoxDoubler? (From Sonnox.com) VoxDoubler is presented as two separate Plug-Ins that focus on the two most common vocal doubling workflows. Vocal performances lie at the very heart of a song. Doubling vocals is a really effective way…
5 Quick EQ Mixing Tricks
Download the EQ Tricks Cheatsheet 1.Bass Guitar EQ Multiple sources differently to create one great sound. i. With the first source, the DI, control lows and highs with EQ filters- Using a stock plugin, set around 170-200Hz, and everything above…
Sonuus Loopa Mic Review And Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway What is a looper microphone? (From Sonuus.com) A looper microphone works just like a normal microphone, but lets you record what you sing, replay it in a loop and sing over it. Beatboxing is very cool, but…
5 Quick Master Bus Mixing Tricks
Download The Masterbus Tricks Cheatsheet 1. Automate the output of your last plugin - If you want add more impact to different sections of your song use this simple trick.  Create an automation line for the output of the last plugin…
Gain Staging: 3 Things You Need to Know
Gain staging is a very hotly debated topic around the internet!  When getting started in music, gain staging meant something completely differently than it does now. In Ye Olden Days we were concerned with signal to noise ratio and tape…
Creating the Vocal Thickening Trick in Cubase
Chris Selim is a producer, recording , mix engineer. He is the owner of Mixdown Online and  has worked on more than 60 albums over the last 14 years. He has produced and mixed artists globally in Canada, USA,  France, Belgium…
Layering Heavy Guitars in a Rock song with Bob Marlette
Bob Marlette has had a huge career in music stretching from Session Player, Hit-Songwriter, Multi-Platinum Producer, Engineer and Mixer. Best known for his work with leading rock and metal bands, Bob engineered/produced/mixed Saliva’s Grammy nominated album “Every Six Seconds”, as…