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...

The Vocal Ambience Arc

I used to think vocal ambience (reverbs and delays) were an either or choice. Either have reverb on the vocal or not. Either have a long or short delay. Over the years I’ve learned to better harness vocal ambience as a tool to tell a story and enhance the...

The Low Volume Mix Trick

One of the simplest things you can do to ensure your mix sounds good everywhere is to play with volume. And I don’t mean volume automation I mean checking your mix at different volumes. Specifically at super low volumes. A lot of times a mix will fall apart when...

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...