4 Tricks To Killer Arrangements

Before you start mixing, there’s a step after recording that people often forget… Sweetening. Sweetening is the stage where you listen to the raw recordings you’ve got, and add production elements to the arrangement to make sure you’re creating a pro record and not an...

Killer Bass Tone With 2 Stock Plugins

Getting a good bass tone isn’t easy. You’ve got to make sure there’s low end, but that it also cuts through on smaller speakers, and stands out in your mix. Plus, if your bass is a DI recording, it usually doesn’t have the tone and color of a bass guitar played...

No More Big MONO – Panning Tutorial

When we think of a powerful mix, we expect it to be rich, deep, and wide. But sadly, most people mixing never get the wide mixes they want. They might have stereo instruments and tracks, but always end up with a “Big Mono” feel in their mix… Where there are a ton of...

Let’s Fix Your Muddy Mix & Low End

If you start viewing your mix as a car trunk, you’ll be well on your way to better mixes. In this week’s video, multi-platinum mixer IRKO explains why your mixes are just like a car trunk… And teaches you why most people’s mixes get cluttered, and how to fix the...

You reference mixes right?

If you know how to use a reference track when mixing, you can overcome so many beginner mixing problems very quickly. Done right, you can quickly get your mix to start having the punch, clarity, and presence you want it to have, and spot any blind spots in your mix...

Your Mixes Don’t Translate? Here’s WHY…

This month, we’ve got Multi-Platinum mixer IRKO teaching you how to get better mixes in your home studio. He’s worked with Jay Z, Kanye West, Gary Clark Jr, Sia, Timbaland, and countless other top artists… And his video today is all about helping your...

Dave Grohl’s vocals decoded [TUTORIAL]

The easiest way to start improving your vocals in a home studio environment… Is to break down, and recreate the vocal sounds of your own favorite artists. In this week’s video, Chris Liepe does that with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters song “All My Life”, decoding all...

Recording vocals? You’re using headphones wrong

If you’ve ever found it challenging to record vocals with headphones on, this week’s video is for you. Pro vocal coach Chris Liepe has put together an in-depth tutorial on how to make recording vocals with headphones easy, effortless, and as natural as singing in the...