First Impressions

Part 1 of 31 - Your initial gut response to a track as you sit down to mix is the most important moment of the mix. Let...
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New ways how to mix Reverb

If you want to get a little more energy to your mix, this video tutorial will help you to achieve that. Learn how to add color depth rich...

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...

EQ Carving Guitars

Part 16 of 31 - Get more separation in your double tracked guitars with this simple complimentary EQ carving technique. Download my free eBook "The #1 Rule...

How to Make Your Mix Sound Louder Without Destroying Sonic Quality

Firstly, you have to realize that loudness is genre dependent and not every track needs to sound loud and thick. Obviously there are 2 stages when you...

Clipping – digital versus analogue, and limiting

Want to know more about Clipping? Ian Shepherd says Clipping is when a digital signal is pushed and passed zero db in the scale. For example taking...

DBX 160 + Pultec Kick and Snare Parallel Compression Trick

Dave Pensado discusses his parallel compression method for kicks and snares using the DBX 160 and Pultec EQ in the 52nd Into The Lair series from Pensado's...

Sidechain Compression

Part 19 of 31 - Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to get your guitars to compress in volume slightly ONLY when the vocal...

Working with Bass and Kick Drums

In this week's ITL, Dave shows you how to make sure your kick drum and bass are working well together in the mix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OfSS3Py-Tk

Stacking Compressors

Compressors are stacked for boosting vocals to get consistent volume or an upfront vocal sound. Instead of slamming a single compressor, stacking 2 or more compressors together...