Why your home studio mixes suck

Professional Mixing

So, you’ve got the latest and greatest DAW, a high end notebook or desktop computer, every plugin you could lay your hands on, some cool looking “studio” monitors and headphones, and you watched every episode of Pensado’s Place, but your

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Monthly FREE Mix – Get Mixed for free!

Professional Mixing

Submit your best song for a chance at a FREE Mix! Starting in April 2016, I’m taking song submissions for a chance to get your song mixed for free, along with some online promotion. Roughly once a month (schedule permitting),

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Voice Doubling

Hi, please see link I have placed and let me know that how can I edit my voice as dual voice. What we call this function. Just help and rest I will practice thru different software. I removed the links

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4 Great Tips For Recording and Mixing an Acoustic Guitar

Guest article from Big Tone Mastering – Online Audio Mastering Recording and mixing an instrument such as an acoustic guitar can be as simple or as complex as you like but most important of all we need to get the

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Online Mastering – Has the machine finally won the battle against man?

Guest article from Big Tone Mastering – Online Audio Mastering Mastering… it’s an area that has come under fire over the last few years, with computers becoming much more clever as algorithms continue to advance and in this sense, advanced

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My Favorite plugin Reverb

For a long time, I stuck with hardware reverb when mixing, because I just didn’t feel like there were any plugin reverbs that could come close to sound of dedicated hardware, such as my Kurzweil KSP-8. Eventually we got some

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How well do you listen?

A common thing to talk about among aspiring recording/mixing engineers is how well they can hear. There often seems to be a bit of a contest to see who can hear the highest frequency, as if somehow being able to

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Advice for aspiring lyrics and song writers

Hi there – I was wondering if you would have any advice for an aspiring young person who wants to write lyrics   Not really my specialty, since I don’t write lyrics or sing very well myself. However, I can

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My favorite vocal widening effects

Sometimes you want to make a vocal sound wider, thicker, and fatter, but without excessive reverb or delays. Here are a few of my favorite methods for vocal widening. Back when I worked at the big studio, we had a

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Finding and Keeping clients in the Music Biz

What online and in-person activities have you found the most worthwhile in building a client base for mixing and mastering? I’m going to expand on this a bit, and make it a bit more generic for anyone trying to make

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