The Top 5 Things To Do Every Mix

Mix Engineer Dave Pensado goes over the top 5 things he does before and during every mix that he does. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-UmcL_l3q8

Important Equalization Frequencies

50 Hz fullness to low freq instruments - foot, bass, floor tom decrease the "boom" of the bass and can increase recognition and overtones of the bass line in the mix. Often...

Mixing Background Vocals

Part 26 of 31 - Need some background vocals to sit back a bit in the mix? A simple low pass filter might just do the trick....

Mix Versions

Learn about the use of mix versions. Considering different mix versions is a good tip. Even though it’s possible to recall a mix at a moment’s notice...
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Types of EQ

There are several types of eq. Let's have a look at each general type of filter which is commonly used in equalisation process.   High Pass Filter A high pass...
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Reverbnation in the real world

Reverb, of one type or another, is probably the most widely used effect in modern mixing. In today's recording environments music is usually made from a combination...

Various Uses of Compression

In the 29th Into The Lair, Dave talks about the philosophy behind using compression, and it's various applications in engineering and mixing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxI8fc6z08

Vocal Delay Trick

Part 17 of 31 - In this video I show you a classic "trick" that I like to use on my lead vocals using a low pass...

How To Make Your Mixes LOUD!

In the 46th Into The Lair, Dave Pensado walks you through how to make your mixes loud without sacrificing dynamics or balance in your mix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g2y6vgF2cc

The 10 Minute Rule for better mix

Part 18 of 31 - Are you actually making your tracks sound better, or just different? Stop and check every 10 minutes to see your progress. Download...