Category: Mixing

Are the top mixing engineers hiding trade secrets and purposely misleading younger engineers about how to get great sounding mixes? Award winning mixing engineer Stephen Sherrard lets you in on the secrets!

Here’s a question I got via email this morning: What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting out at producing/mixing music? I can’t quite decide if I’d rather wear the producer’s hat or the mixing engineer’s hat. …

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Haven’t written for a while, because I’ve been super busy in the studio with several big mixing projects, as well as some remixing/reworking type projects. However, I just wanted to add a quick article to my “Must Have” series to …

Must Have Tools – UAD Cambridge EQ (High pass filters) Read More »

Using mix automation for more than just volume. In this article I want to share with you how I used automation for my award winning mix of Bo Bice’s song November.  This mix was done for the Sennheiser/Nuemann Bo Bice …

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How to prepare your tracks for Professional Mixing Once you have decided that it may not be best to try to do it all yourself, and you think you have a song that is good enough to get professionally mixed, …

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How to Mix a song – The Mixing Process Mixing is not something you can learn to do quickly.  It takes many years of practice and experience before you get really good at it, just like learning to be a …

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The “Secret Weapon” behind many great recording and mixes! Here is something that not too many people talk about any more, and thus many beginners might not know about.  But, it’s one of those tools that I can’t live without!  …

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Don’t underestimate the importance of great mixing! There is no denying that many artists are choosing to purchase recording gear and record themselves at home.  There are certainly many advantages of recording yourself at home, not the least of which …

Should you mix your own music? Read More »

I’m really starting to get into remixing, even though I’m not a dance club, DJ type producer.  I certainly don’t keep up with modern dance music trends, even though I do enjoy the music.  Instead, what I like to do …

Remaking and Remixing The Village by Lee Ritenour Read More »

Breakdown of the mix of Ben Smith’s drums The drummer for Heart, Ben Smith, helped me out with some drum tracks for one of the songs I co-wrote with Coreena, “If You Wanna”.  We tracked the drums at the famous …

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