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Mixing Acoustic Guitar (13 Tricks The Pros Use)

The acoustic guitar is one of the most widely used instruments in the music industry. It’s found its way onto countless records and continues to be a weapon of choice for all songwriters. Despite its prominence mixing acoustic guitar can be a difficult task for the beginning engineer.   When I was first getting started…

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  Setting up a space to record your music at home can be a daunting task. When I first began building my own home recording studio I had no idea where to start, with endless options and brands to choose from.   I made countless mistakes errors spending thousands on unnecessary gear or equipment that…

15 Best Reverb VSTs of 2019

15 Best Reverb VSTs of 2019

  With so many different styles of reverb and endless companies creating plugins, it’s harder than ever in 2019 to find the best reverb VST for your mix. To take away the bulk of the search, I’ve narrowed down the options to a list of 15 of the best reverb plugins out there for the…

17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

Mixing lead vocals can be one of the most difficult concepts to grasp for the beginner engineer and indie musician. When I was first starting out I struggled with this and it drove me crazy. No matter how much I treated my vocals I just couldn’t get them to sit properly in the rest of…

7 Professional Tricks for De Essing Vocals

De Essing Vocals

  De essing vocals is a highly underrated technique in mixing and many engineers don’t utilize it to its full potential. This is unfortunate as sibilance caused by things like esses or Ts can be an audio engineer’s nightmare.   These artifacts may not be an issue when recorded but can become amplified when the…

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