In the 77th episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave and Herb are joined mix engineer Marcella Araica. Marcella has mixed tracks such for artists such as Timbaland, Britney Spears, Madonna, Usher, Pink, and many more. Some of the credits include the songs “Gimmie More” by Britney Spears and “The Way I Are” by Timbaland. The trio talk about Marcella’s work on “The Way I Are”, how she uses sound design in her mixes, as well as her experience being a female engineer in a male-dominated industry. Marcella lists her favorite gear in “Batter’s Box” as well as answers viewers questions in [More]
In 2nd episode of Pensado’s Place with mixing engineer Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick, and Zan Nakari are joined by world renowned mixing engineer Jean-Marie Horvat (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, TI, Reba Mcentire, Beyonce, etc.). On this week’s Into The Lair, Dave goes over stereo buss compression and the difference between compressors and limiters. The gang also breaks down Whiz Kalifa’s Black and Yellow in this week’s Playback, and the group takes live chat room questions from viewers during Corner Office! For more information, show notes, and schedule, visit!
This week is the premiere of Pensado’s Place with mixing engineer Dave Pensado, his manager Herb Trawick, and engineer Zan Nakari. They are joined in studio by mixing engineer Ariel Chobaz who recently worked with Nicki Minaj on her album. In this week’s Into The Lair, Dave Pensado goes over some of his favorite new compressor and eq plug-ins that he uses on his mixes. They also break down the tracks for Linkin Park’s ‘Waiting for the End’ in this week’s Playback, and the group takes questions from viewers during Corner Office. For more information, show notes, and schedule visit [More]
Check out “Rethink Drums” Your overheads are the backbone of your drum sound. This video shows how I like to EQ my overhead tracks to make room for any other close mics I may have used on the kit and bring clarity to my drums. This is a clip from the “Drums Boot Camp” video series
Once you grasp this concept, you will have MUCH easier time getting your tracks to sit together perfectly in the mix. Remember, mixing is all an illusion! Download my free eBook “The #1 Rule Of Home Recording” for more tips – In this video I show you an example of using side-chaining kick and bass. In this video I explain what a delay throw is and how to use one to embellish an important lyrical passage. – Here is one of the most valuable skills I’ve acquired as a mix engineer. This technique will help you easily get to your static mix and help you to avoid mixing in circles.
Check out for more! This is a demonstration of the HAAS effect and how you might use it in your mixes. You should listen in your studio or on headphones for the best experience. Want more cool production tips? Check out Thanks to all the brave challengers for this first Mix Challenge! Clink the link above to download the full session to mix it yourself.