Mixing Vocals

August 22, 2018

Mixing vocals for Pop, Hip-Hop, and EDM fall roughly in the same category: The vocals should be upfront and center and be the dominant instrument in the song. Today, I’ll show you how I processed my lead vocals on my song “I See You” which I produced and recorded for my daughter, Ellie. The songĀ is…

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Mixing a clean and punchy bass tone

Mix a clean and punchy bass tone

August 16, 2018

Mixing and taming your bass is one of the most difficult things to get right. You need amazing acoustics and room treatment and a great ear to make it sit well in the mix. If your bass is too thick and boomy it will overpower your mix and weigh it down; conversely, if the bass…

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Vocal Parallel Compression Technique

Vocal Parallel Compression Technique

August 12, 2018

Processing vocals is one the toughest parts of getting a great mix. In most cases, the vocal is up front and center and is the most important ‘instrument’ in a song. Today I’m going to show you a vocal parallel compression technique that will bring your vocal track up front and in your face. This…

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Make Your Synth Lead Sound Amazing

Make Your Synth Lead Sound Amazing

August 10, 2018

In the world of EDM and electronic music, your lead synth can make or break your song. Making a lead sound convincing and not cheesy can become a huge feat of sound design. If you know how to use your tools and plugins, you can make your synth lead sound amazing. how to make your…

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vocal eq trick

Vocal EQ Trick

August 6, 2018

vocal eq trick using pultec eq There’s a million ways to process vocals with various signal chain combinations. Regardless of your chain though, most vocals with always need EQ. Today I’m going to show you a vocal EQ trick using a Pultec EQ plugin (I’m using Softube’s Tube Tech PE1C). low frequency rolloff The rolloff…

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how to get a wider mix

How to get a wider mix

August 5, 2018

Ah the elusive wide mix. Everybody out there is trying to achieve a mix that just jumps out at you through the speakers. And although I’ll admit that I’m still trying to master this technique, I’ve come a long way since I opened up my recording studio in Dallas over 10 years ago. Today I’ll…

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UAD ocean way studios

UAD Ocean Way Studios Review

August 4, 2018

uad ocean way studios: king of convolution There are a huge number of convolution reverbs out there to help us recreate live spaces. Sometimes we record in rooms with less than ideal acoustics and need to breathe life into our sterile tracks . I’ve tried and spent a LOT of money on many plugins. I…

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