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October 6, 2016

Mixing With EQ – Level Matching (Part 4 of 7)

How can you know for sure that your EQ moves are helping a track? What if you’re simply making the track louder and that’s why you like it?

These are questions every mixer must face when attempting the proper EQ tweaks – and yet most of us don’t.

Today I want to show you how I approach level matching with EQ and how it can give you confidence in your EQ decisions.

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September 29, 2016

Mixing With EQ – Subtractive EQ (Part 2 Of 7)

EQ can be used to either boost or cut. Simple. But did you know that subtractive EQ (cutting) has twice as many benefits as boosting?

Every cut reveals the best of what’s left while at the same time freeing up much needed headroom in your mix.

In today’s episode of our Mixing With EQ series I show you why subtractive EQ is my preferred method.

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September 26, 2016

Mixing With EQ – The Smart Volume Knob (Part 1 of 7)

EQ is by far the most powerful mixing tool you have in your home studio. But to many mixers (new and old alike) it’s a confusing tool that, if abused, can make your music harsh and unnatural.

The truth is EQ is way simpler than we make it out to be.

Today I’m beginning a 7 part series on how to get the most out of your EQ plugins when mixing – and it starts with seeing an EQ for what it really is: a smart volume knob.

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September 19, 2016

Mixing & Beards

I couldn’t help myself.

You may have noticed I’ve been growing quite the beard over the last month or so. I let it go on as long as I could, but it’s time to say goodbye for now.

Like most dudes, I couldn’t just shave it off without having a little fun, so I’ve been walking around the house today looking like this:

Pam is THRILLED with it, by the way.

Why the heck am I sharing this with you? (Other than to give myself yet another thing to regret in my life?)

Because shaving a beard and mixing a song are really quite similar.

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As you can imagine, I’ve listened to a LOT of mixes from people over the years. Hundreds [...]

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