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...

Mix Backing Vocals In 10 Minutes

If there’s one rule for backing vocals in a mix it’s this: support the lead vocal, don’t compete with it. As much as I love doubles, harmonies, and any other type of background vocal (I used to sing in an all-male a cappella group for 4 years for...

Mix Synths & Strings In 10 Minutes

When it comes to mixing synths and strings there are two things I focus on: air and stereo spread. Air has to do with the way you use EQ to place your synths or strings strategically in the sonic spectrum. Without addressing this your mixes will be dull and lack life....