Mix the Most Important Instrument First

Which instrument in your mix is the most important? The vocal? Drums? Guitars? In this video I share what I personally think is the most important instrument and then show you why you should mix that instrument...

Vocal EQ Preset (3 Steps)

How should you EQ vocals when mixing? Well every vocal is different so the lame answer is “It Depends”. However I have a go-to vocal EQ preset that I use on EVERY vocal I mix and you can set one up yourself in just 3 simple steps. Consider this vocal EQ...

How To Make A Living In Royalty Free Music

There are so many ways to make a good living in music these days. One of my students, Matt Hylom, has turned his songwriting, playing, and recording skills into a full time income stream as a producer of royalty free music (i.e. backing tracks for videos). In this...

The Wisdom Of Subtractive EQ

If EQ is your most powerful plugin, then subtractive EQ is your most powerful way to use EQ. It’s true, an EQ can be used to boost and cut frequencies, but it’s in the cutting (the subtracting) that we get the most power out of the tool. From opening up...