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Music producers giving away their best free mixing tips and hints. Just tune it, and learn how to make a better mix.

Power Of The Pad

This video shows the concept of bringing in the constant pad which is like a string patch in the background that the sound mixing needs. For example:...

Compressing Bass Guitar

Part 11 of 31 - This video shows you how and why you would want to use compression on your bass guitar tracks. Even out the volume...

The Mix Buss Half Rule

Part 4 of 31 - Whatever processing (if any) you do on the master fader (mix buss), cut it in half and learn to live with it....

Vocal Delay Techniques

Mixing Engineer Dave Pensado of Pensado's Place teaches you how to do some unique delay techniques on lead vocals in the 35th edition of "Into The Lair".

Using Reverb on Lead Vocals

In the 30th Into The Lair, Dave Pensado goes over how he likes to use Reverb on lead vocals while mixing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2Un8XodIE

80’s Snare Drum Trick

Dave Pensado from Pensado's Place shows you a common recording studio trick of gating white noise on a snare drum to enhance and/or change it's character and...

Avoid The Solo Button

Learn to avoid the solo button while mixing your tracks. Just pretend that the solo button does not exist on your DAW. Other than some institutional utility...

Room Mic Compression

This video is about mixing sound with the sound microphone. He takes the room mic and mixes it with his other tracks from the drums. He compresses...

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

Vocal Cleanup

Part 16 of 31 - One hallmark of an amateur mix is an un-edited lead vocal. Mouth noises and distracting breaths both take away from the polish...

Enhance your music production with Novation Ultranova

There is certainly something to be said about this synth, especially if you are into music production or sound design. It could be easily priced...