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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 […]

Fundamental Audio Mixing Tips & Techniques

Tuesday - Feb 24, 2015 Mixing & Mastering

With skillful mixing, a horribly recorded song can be made reasonably listenable.  A terribly written tune can be polished into a less embarrassing effort.  A run-of-the-mill song can be coaxed into greatness by the ears of an experienced mixer.  And most importantly, a fantastic song, when refined by the masterful precision of elite mixer, can become […]