How To Clean Up Harsh Vocals With A De-Esser

 Nothing can ruin a great vocal performance faster than harsh S and T sounds. Whether because of the actual vocalist herself or the microphone choice, many times vocals get too harsh when we try to mix. Thank goodness your DAW likely ships with a magical plugin called...

Your Mix Needs Headroom (And 3 Ways To Get It)

One common mistake I see home studio owners make is not leaving enough headroom when they mix. If you want your mix to sound its best then having enough headroom is critical. Today I’ll explain what headroom is, and show you three ways to get more of...

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...