How To Mix With A Reference Track

If you use a reference track right when you’re mixing, it’s very hard to screw up a mix. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s a time-tested way to making sure your levels are balanced well, and that your mixes are on the right track. But it’s not as simple...

Start Your Mixes RIGHT – Static Mix Tutorial

If you start a mix on the right foot, you’re much more likely to succeed. The fact is, most mixing mistakes are made at the start of the mixing process… And it’s going backward and having to correct those mistakes that lead to mixing sessions going on for hours and...

Silverstein’s Huge Guitar Trick (No One Does This)

In this week’s video, producer/mixer Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Neck Deep, Universal Music, Hopeless Records) shows you how to get release-ready rock guitars… Without any of the usual production tricks you’d expect when it comes to guitars. You don’t have to layer...

Killer Drum Sounds From A Small Room?

One of the hardest instruments to record is a full drum kit. With multiple microphones, phase issues, stereo pairs… It’s enough to overwhelm even the most experienced producers and engineers. Plus, what if you’re recording at home and you simply don’t have a huge live...

Crush Your Drums For HUGE Sounds

Want huge, powerful drum sounds whether you’re working with samples or a live recording? Whether it’s playing through a smartphone speaker or your friend’s car… With this “crush bus” technique, your drums will translate onto any speakers your mixes are played...

The Hozier / Lana Del Rey Vocal Reverb Trick

A cool vocal sound that’s returned to the mainstream lately is the lush, huge reverb, heard on the songs of artists like Hozier and Lana Del Rey. In this week’s video, Graham shows you how to recreate this sound in your DAW with stock plugins, quickly and easily. You...

Do You Make These 3 Guitar Mistakes?

There are 3 mistakes most people make when they’re recording and mixing guitar In The Box… And chances are, you’re making at least one of them each time you record and mix guitar in your home studio. In this week’s video, Chris Liepe breaks down what these 3 mistakes...