Mix Magic & Sorcery

Compression and Level Matching

This might ruffle a few feathers because it goes against conventional teaching, but I think trying to level match something...

Talking Heads & Music Beds

Talking Heads & Music Beds

In addition to the FOH gigs, I’ve been doing a fair amount of audio post-production lately, and, in fact, if...

Mixing Without a Recipe

Mixing Without a Recipe

I see a lot of engineers and especially newer engineers get hung up on “recipes” for mixing where they get...

QuickTip – Backwards Gating

For a big chunk of my career I think I’ve had gates backwards. I’d adjust the Threshold so the gate...

Why Your Vocals Probably Need Compression

Why Your Vocals Probably Need Compression

Vocals are a topic I often end up spending a fair amount of time on during on-site training. Compression, in...

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