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The 4 Elements That Separate a Good Mix From a Great Mix

The first thing to understand about music is that it’s completely subjective. You might make music for yourself, you might make music for an audience, but the audience will always form their own opinions about your labor of love. The same is true for me: some people love my work, some people hate my work. […]Read More »

Cut The Crap: What is a Filter & Why is it Your Most Important Mix Tool?

Cut The Crap: What is a Filter & Why is it Your Most Important Mix Tool? Welcome to the wonderful world of music mixing!  Your assignment today is to make everything sound great: huge drums, pounding bass, roaring guitars, thunderous synths, and captivating vocals.  Sound easy?  It’s not.  You’ll know it’s not that easy when […]Read More »

7 Must-Haves for Session Musicians Recording at Home

Modern technology has drastically changed the nature of working as a session musician. These days, many session players have almost as much skill as audio engineers and run their own studios where they can record from home. This is awesome for musicians, as it allows them to work from the comfort of their homes, but […]Read More »

How To Use Tape as an Effect During The Mixing Process

DIGITAL, YOUR GRANDPA & TAPE’S CHARM Tape machines are like your grandfather.  They’re old, and cranky, and require patience and tender loving care.  But just like Grandpa, if you take the time you can coax wonderful things from tape.  If you’re an indie rocker, tape gets you closer to that vintage vibe than all the […]Read More »

Mastering With Analog Tape: What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Project

CALIBRATION IS KEY The main thing a band needs to know about using tape for the mastering process is that it is extremely important to use their decks correctly.  This means servicing their decks to make sure they’re in good working condition, aligning/calibrating their decks correctly, putting the correct alignment tones on their tapes, labeling their […]Read More »

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