How To Create Space And Separation In Your Mixes [Video]

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6 Key Things That Separate You From The Best Mixers

Have a few years’ experience and a Pro Tools rig? You can probably make a mix sound pretty good. But the truth is… There are a lot of good mixers out there. And far fewer exceptional ones. You know… The ones plastered all over the Mix With The Masters website. The ones who charge $5K+ per track. The…

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Should You Go To Audio Engineering School? [Video]

Hey! This is Jason Moss from BehindTheSpeakers.com. Today I want to answer a question that I get a lot from my readers, which is—should you go to audio engineering school? And more so, what’s the best path for someone who’s coming up today, looking to make a full-time career or at least a part-time career…

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5 Simple Tips To Make Your 808s Clear And Punchy

808s are a pain in the you-know-what. It’s nearly impossible to make them cut through a mix. They disappear on laptop speakers. And they often compete with the kick and bass—causing a boomy, muddy mess. Ugh. If you’re struggling to make your 808s sound clear and punchy, you’re not alone. Don’t worry—these 5 tips will help. Read on to…

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5 Master Bus Mistakes That Are Destroying Your Mixes

The master bus seems almost…holy. Every guest on Pensado’s Place gets asked about it. Gearslutz members passionately debate it. “What’s on your master bus” has become a pickup line among engineers. I get it—the master bus is seductive. Stuff you do there affects the whole mix. Small moves make a massive impact. It’s also one of the best places to screw things up. In fact, mistakes made…

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The Quickest Way To Kill A Mix [Video]

Hey! This is Jason Moss from BehindTheSpeakers.com. Today I want to talk about the quickest way to kill a mix. This is a mistake that I see so many mixers making—especially ones that are just getting started, or are just learning about mixing for the first time. Now, what I see a lot of mixers…

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Mixing Vocals: 5 Powerful, Little-Known Tricks For A Killer Sound [Video]

Hey! This is Jason Moss from BehindTheSpeakers.com. Today I want to show you 5 powerful, little-known vocal mixing tricks that are gonna help you take your vocals from good to great. So this first one I call kick up the consonants. Now, the consonants in a vocal—the “k” and “p” and those initial transient sounds—are…

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Mixing Bass And Kick: 3 Simple Strategies To Eliminate Competition

Listening to your favorite records drives you crazy. The kicks always sound tight and punchy. But the bass lines are thick and solid too. In your tracks, that seems impossible to achieve. You’ve watched all the YouTube videos. You’ve bought all the plugins. But regardless of what you try, you can’t get the bass and kick to fit together. Sound familiar? Don’t worry!…

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Vocal mixing tip—don't forget a pop filter!

Vocal Mixing Tip: How To Easily Find The Perfect Balance

You’re nearing the finish line on your latest mix. The drums are massive. The guitars have balls. And that spot delay you spent three days crafting actually sounds pretty cool. But then…it hits you. Could the vocal be too quiet? You check a few references. Maybe a dB louder… You inch the fader up. Eh…now it’s too loud, right? You…

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