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Final tips for widening your tracks!

This week's Into The Lair is a continuation from last week's where Dave gives four distinct examples of how to clear out the middle and get wider...

Fairfax Recordings Studio Tour (Part2!) – Pensado’s Place #130

The producer, engineer, and owner of Fairfax Recordings gather and talk about the studio's history, gear, and the music that was created there. This studio was formerly...

Gain Matching Plugins

Learn about “Gain Matching doing any processing”. While processing, EQ’ing, compressing or saturating, if it is not taken care of it can end up making the tracks...

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...

Lead Vocal Processing

In the 28th ITL, Dave goes over some of his favorite vocal processing techniques to use while mixing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3ZAc_Q4Ohg

Mastering EQ – make music sound louder, with LESS compression and limiting

Learn about Mastering EQ with Ian Shepherd. EQ is a great tool in a DAW which makes the music sound louder with less compression and limiting. While...

Vocal Compressor Options

Part 22 of 31 - Did you know that every compressor sounds different? Take a few minutes on your next mix to actually compare compressor plugins on...

Drum Overheads Automation

A simple trick of creating more energy and “excitement” in the chorus of a song is to simply automate the drums overhead. The key is to take...

How to make a song louder with Mastering

Learn more about Mastering.  The songs are made louder by using compressor, EQ and limiting on the track without making the track sound crushed or distorted. Often...

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...