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Ear Fatigue Symptoms When Mixing With Headphones & Monitors

Wednesday - Mar 2, 2016 Mixing & Mastering

The whole lot of us are guilty... guilty of not taking care of our ears even though it's our livelihood.  We listen to our favorite records too loud, we go to live concerts without ear plugs, and we sit in movie theaters till our ears bleed and ear drums rupture and the world ends! Okay, […]

Audio Mixing for Dummies

Monday - Feb 22, 2016 Mixing & Mastering

The best way for beginners to start producing acceptable mixes is not to focus on what they should be doing but to simply avoid what they shouldn't be doing.  If you can make it past the handful of mixing mistakes most newbies make, you're no longer a newbie.  And we can get you there in […]

Matching Levels in Home Recordings for Even Playback

Thursday - Feb 4, 2016 Mixing & Mastering

The number one thing that screams "amateur recording" to even the most casual music listener is popping in a CD or loading up some MP3's and having to crank up the volume twice or even three times as far as commercial music.  Then when they forget to turn it back down and destroy their subwoofers […]

Mix Position: How to Setup Your Listening Room

Monday - Oct 19, 2015 Mixing & Mastering

There are three main aspects when it comes to setting up a listening room properly.  Those are: The position of your speaker monitors in the room The position of your head in the room The acoustic environment of the room itself We will only lightly cover the third aspect concerning acoustic treatment since we've explored it […]

Mixing Bass and Kick for Low-End Balance

Wednesday - Mar 18, 2015 Mixing & Mastering

When it comes to turning off your listeners, I don't know what's worse: having an anemic, powerless low-end or having a muddy, overpowering mess with no clarity.  Unfortunately, these are two of the most common problems with amateur mixes.  These two scenarios and could doom the reception of the best song ever written before it […]

Mixing With Headphones Versus Monitors

Thursday - Mar 12, 2015 Mixing & Mastering

While it's indisputable that countless top quality songs have been produced while mixing with headphones, there are many issues to be overcome that can simply be avoided by mixing, or at least referencing, with monitors.  Properly balancing the stereo field can be extremely difficult in the full-immersion of earphones versus the natural ambience of an acoustically treated studio […]