Wondering how you can get your tracks wider? Today I’m going to share a bunch of different methods to get your tracks wide in your mix. I also discuss what you need to be looking out for when using some of these plug ins and tricks so you don’t lose information when summing to mono. If you need some more ideas on getting wider tracks in your mixing then this video is for you.
Are you one of those producers who actually duplicates a track pans one to the left and then another to the right? If you are, let me guess, someone told you this saved you time while recording? Maybe you thought it was a good way to double up a sample? Stop that today because you could be doing more harm than good. I share the reason why this method is going to be problematic for your mix, and how doing it the right way will always end up with a better result.
Having issues getting a balanced mix? I discuss ways to go about making sure you have the best change at getting a balanced mix. Then we discuss mixing concepts to help you get there. Lastly I share what you should be looking for when it comes to using a Spectrum Analyzer. I get a lot of clients sending me tracks that look a certain way. Although I always suggest to use your ears, looking at a spectrum analyzer can give you a different perspective and may help you out.
Want to learn all the tricks, then check out the video!
Are you a DJ with a podcast doing mixes? Having issues getting the volume on your podcast to compete with others? You could be getting penalized and turned down by the loudness normalization on streaming platforms! But there is something you need to consider if you’re doing a DJ mix and that is the overall average volume of the mix. Want to learn more, then check this video out. I discuss some tips on getting your podcast louder and properly submitted so you do not get volume penalties.
As a kid I used to make this mistake all the time. Someone told me I should be doing this. As I got older I started to wonder why and stopped. I would occasionally still do it and still might if needed to this day, but only if needed.
If you understand how equalizers work then it begs the question about phase issues with high passing everything in your mix.
Years ago I stumbled upon another YouTube video by White Sea Studio that talks about the same thing and he couldn’t be so correct. I figured I’d put this to the test and see if today’s technology still has this issue. See my opinion and results in the video!
Ever have issues getting your kick and your bass to sit right? Find yourself spending countless hours trying to marry the two? In dance and electronic music getting this right is important. There are some great tactics you can use to get the two sounding perfect. In this video I explore some of those tactics and give you some tips and tricks to get the kick and the bass sitting well together in your mix.
One of my favorite EQs is the Fabfilter Pro Q3 and this thing can much more than a lot of people might realize. Today we go under the hood and I share some tips and tricks you might now know about this EQ. I do give a small overview but the focus is to really dive into things that aren’t in front of your face!
Pro Tools vs Ableton. Yes I use both. People often ask me why I still use Pro Tools and in all honesty program is different. Each one has their pro’s and con’s, and each program operates fundamentally different. In this video I share some features that I like about each one. If you want to learn why I use both and what I use them for then this video is for you.
Did you know that a lot of synth presets are meant to sound good by themselves? Are you a beginner at synthesis and not able to craft sounds from simple oscillator tones. That’s ok, a lot of producers use presets! Presets can save you time and get you close but there’s something that some producers overlook and thats to get the preset to fit into the production. Today I share tips tips to help you take a look at presets from a different perspective. You might find the near perfect sound but it needs a bit of altering! Here’s six things to always check.
Looking for an easy way to make radio edits for Spotify and cut downs of your songs after you’ve produced them? I was explaining this to a friend recently and I have a short cut for you. I used to do this the hard way and make a whole other session but if I needed to go back and make changes then I was having to either redo my work or do the work in both sessions (or as many sessions as I had!). Look at this easy tip to speed you up!