►► Get complete mix breakdowns, fresh multitracks, and live coaching with my membership program. Start your 14 day free trial here → http://DuelingMixes.com Ever find yourself stuck with a thin lead vocal in your song? You’re not alone. Even professionally recorded vocals in big studios sometimes have weird frequencies that make them sound thin, harsh, or otherwise unnatural. While there are quite a few ways to thicken up a vocal in your mix, today’s video will show you two counterintuitive techniques you can use to bring back the fullness your vocal deserves.
►► Get complete mix breakdowns, fresh multitracks, and live coaching with my membership program. Start your 30 day free trial here → http://DuelingMixes.com When it comes to mixing electronic music, to me there are two steps that standout as powerful tools to making your tracks come to life. These steps don’t require any special plugins or any particular DAW. They can be done in your current software with your current rig. They WILL require, however, just a little bit of brain power – but the results will be worth it!
►► Get complete mix breakdowns, fresh multitracks, and live coaching with my membership program. Start your 30 day free trial here → http://DuelingMixes.com When it comes to mixing EDM or any kind of electronic music, there is one plugin that is more helpful than all the rest: a harmonic exciter. The subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) distortion, saturation, and harmonic content they add to your synths, keys, and drums go a long way to making your tracks pop out of the speakers and have more realism and bite. Today I want you to hear the difference that harmonic exciters [More]
►► Get complete mix breakdowns, fresh multitracks, and live coaching with my membership program. Start your 30 day free trial here → http://DuelingMixes.com Today I want to share the 3 Shortcuts for becoming a pro at mixing as fast as possible. These are the things that I wish someone had told me when I was first starting out that would have saved me a ton of time. I also have a big announcement so you’ll want to watch today’s video to the end!
►► Does compression in mixing confuse you? Download my FREE Compression Checklist → http://Compression7.com When mixing I’m always looking for shortcuts or faster ways to get things done. And when I have lots of layered vocal tracks I want to get that even, upfront sound as quickly and accurately as possible. Today’s tip will show you how to take one simple compressor and use it to reign in background vocals, gang vocals, or any group of layered vocals in 60 seconds – giving you that consistent, upfront, and polished sound.
►► Get complete mix breakdowns, fresh multitracks, and live coaching with my membership program. Start your 14 day free trial here → http://DuelingMixes.com If you’ve ever had to mix a song with 50-100+ tracks then you know what mind numbing work it can be. Not only does it take a long time, but it’s too easy to go overboard and find yourself OVER mixing the song – missing the forest for the trees. I’m going to be honest – I’m not a fan of mixing high track count songs. So when I do – I have a 3 step system [More]
►► Create radio-worthy songs from your bedroom. Download my FREE Radio Ready Guide and learn my 6 step process → http://RadioReadyGuide.com Calling all songwriters: if you want better recordings, this video is for you. Most of us have a dominant instrument that we do the bulk of our writing with. For you it might be piano or guitar. Whatever the core instrument, we usually get stuck trying to build out the rest of the song and know what to record and where. Today I want to give you simple framework and method you can use to record your songs with [More]
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►► Create radio-worthy songs from your bedroom. Download my FREE Radio Ready Guide and learn my 6 step process → http://RadioReadyGuide.com The best way to record your acoustic guitar and vocals at the same time is with two microphones. This gives you a more upfront sound and more control over the balance and mix down process later. In this video I show you what equipment you’ll need to pull this off and the best mic placement techniques to get as much separation as possible.
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