Introducing this new series of music production tips to help you mix your music like a pro.
Mix Buss Processing
Mix buss processing is every mixing engineer’s secret weapon to get quick results. It’s the application of EQ, compression and saturation to the master fader or mix buss.
This technique will get your music sounding better in no time, without the need to treat every single channel in the mix.
But what’s the downside?
First, you can’t address specific issues in the session such as distortion on a particular track or other corrections that could be done on track-by-track basis.
In this video you will learn how to mix your music with 3 stock plugins.
What is Gain Staging in Mixing?
Gain staging is by far one of the most important aspect for your music production. It’s the process of setting up the optimal level at every stage in the signal path.
Proper gain staging will make your mixing process easier and more efficient.
In this video you will learn how to setup your gain levels so you can get better sounding mixes.
The Static Mix
This is the first step to start mixing like a pro. The static mix is the process of setting and balancing the levels with faders and positioning the instruments in the stereo field with panning.
This is done before applying any EQing or compression.
In this video you will learn how to do a static mix under 5 minutes.
Mixing MIDI vs Mixing Audio
Working with audio is different than working with MIDI.
MIDI is good when writting and programming, but when it comes to mixing it is best to work with an audio file.
Printing your tracks to audio helps you focus on a visual representation of the sound and transients. This provides a much more accurate and precise way to edit and correct timing and phase issues.
In this video you will learn my technique of mixing with audio.