Improve Your Stereo Image with One Weird Mono Panning Trick

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Improve Your Stereo Image with One Weird Mono Panning Trick

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Have you ever been in that situation where you’re desperately panning a track but just can’t seem to find the best place for it? Here’s one trick that can save...

Mixing with Headphones: Avoiding Disaster

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If you absolutely must mix with headphones, here are some tips to help avoid the biggest mistakes people make....

The Importance of a Great Mixdown Before Mastering.

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In an ideal world once music has been mixed it would simply be committed to cd or uploaded ready for distribution. In some rare occasions this does happen, though it is fairly...

Hammond B3 and Leslie Recording Techniques

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One of the most challenging and unique contemporary instruments that you’ll encounter working in professional studios is the Hammond B3 Organ and Lesie Cabinet combination....

How to Group Tracks to Save DAW CPU

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This post focuses on how to group tracks to save CPU or DSP processing. When I first started mixing using a computer, I would throw up inserts on everything.  Everything was...

How to Create Depth in a Mix

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This post focuses on the topic of creating a sense of depth in mixes. It’s not too hard to make things sound big.  It’s not too hard to make things sound wide.  But...

Monitoring Diversity for Better Mixes

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This post focuses on how monitoring with different kinds of speakers will help you achieve better mixes. One of the things that sets professional studios apart from hobbyist...

Taming Rock Cymbals with… a DeEsser!?

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This post. focuses on the secret rock mixing practice of using a DeEsser on overheads. Rock overhead tracks are downright scary.  Many rock drummers constantly wash out their...

Adding Real Ambience After-the-Fact

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This post focuses on capturing ambience by playing back and re-recording sounds in acoustic spaces. The idea of piping sounds into a space and retracking it isn’t new by any...

Increasing Attack with Gates

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This post focuses on the trick of increasing the attack of sounds using gates. Most people reach for EQ or compression when they want to add punch to their sounds.  But...