Category Archives: Mixing

Produce Effects

How to Produce Effects (Part 6)

So far in this series we’ve gone over a ton of production techniques. (If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, definitely check out some of my earlier articles… they’re worth the read.) This week I wanted to focus a bit more on some of the fun stuff – producing effects within our mixes. Generally I…

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How to Produce

How to Produce Guitar (Part 3)

If you’ve been keeping up with the series, you already know what you should be listening for before you even press the record button. You should also be an expert on drums… and today, you’ll be a pro at producing guitars. Growing up as a guitar player, I’ve always paid attention to the chords, the leads,…

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Produce

How to Produce (Part 1)

The last article I wrote focused on the transition to producer-hood. After writing it, I received a ton of responses from musicians who couldn’t quite see the difference between the two. So today, I’m planning on clearing up some of the confusion. Someone Who Plays an Instrument When I talk about musicians, I’m talking about…

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Musician to Producer

Transitioning from Musician to Producer

So you’re looking to hang up your guitar, jump into that big comfy chair and twist a few knobs around, huh? Well, first you have to make sure it’s the right decision for you. Are you really willing to give up touring and live shows? Can you give up your creative control and allow someone…

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Perfect Mix

Six Tricks for the Perfect Mix

This article will not make you a perfect mixer. There’s not one (or six) trick(s) that can give you a “perfect mix”. If there was, we’d all already sound just like Chris Lord Alge and life would be boring. Every mix sounding the same. This is meant to help you out with a few things…

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Recording Yourself

Pros and Cons of Recording Yourself

If you’re anything like me you beam with pride when you tell somebody “I’m a musician!” Some people may mistake your sentiment for arrogance, but let’s be honest, playing an instrument is frackin cool. (Just like that sweet Battlestar reference right there.) Almost every producer I know started out playing in a band and recording…

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Record Producers

Alternate Jobs to Consider for Record Producers

Is your life as a Record Producer getting dull? Feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, unhappy? Of course not! Being a music producer is awesome. It’s quite possibly the best job there is. Other than ice cream taster. Or lego player wither. But alas, they’ll probably never respond to the 6,000 messages you sent them. So get back…

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Music Producer Pages

Music Producer Pages

The Importance of Facebook Music Producer Pages Last week I finished my How to Land a Band series and got a ton of messages from producers telling me that my article was extremely helpful. (I love to hear that, so keep em coming!) Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite working so well for them. After a few…

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Contacting Bands From Your Studio at Home

How to Land a Band From Your Studio at Home (Part 3) By now you should be feeling pretty confident with your ability to find the right band for your professional studio, or studio at home. If you still have some questions, you may want to go back and refresh yourself on Part 1 and…

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8 Tracking Techniques Used by the Pros

When working on a record, there’s a ton to think about. So for now, let’s simplify. Take your attention off of gear and mixing, and focus your thoughts solely on tracking. I’d like to share with you 8 of my favorite techniques to use during sessions. (Note: I layer my tracks, so apply these techniques…

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