Have you been in this situation:
You are mixing in your room, maybe with some basic treatment, and whenever you take your mixes outside of the studio, they turn out a little bit harsh, just a bit too bright?
There's just a little bit too much high end in your mixes.
Are you happy with the placement of your computer screen?
Have you ever wondered if it actually affects the quality of your stereo image, your phantom center?
Like what difference does it make if the screen is actually in front of your speakers, rather than behind them?
And is it a...
Maybe you’ve noticed that I finish each of my Youtube videos with the phrase:
“Let’s keep learning to trust our ears.”
But if you’re anything like me, at some point you’ve probably also thought that that’s really dumb advice.
What does “trusting...
Here’s a ballsy statement that I’m sure we’ve all had at one point or other:
If people don’t listen to music in super well treated rooms with fully optimized speaker setups, then why mix in a treated room in the first place?
Doesn’t it make more sense to mix in an...
If you missed my live YouTube session this past Monday, come check it out!
I hung out with Bobby Balow of Raytown Productions, talking about all things low end translation from a home studio.
From room acoustics to understanding speaker calibration, subwoofers and multi-band compression, we...
If there's one thing I WON'T tell you in any of my videos or emails, it's that you absolutely HAVE to treat your room.
In fact what I've learned over time is that for most people, just doing the basics is often enough. It's those first few measures that tend to bring the largest benefit.
You know that feeling you get when, after a late night of mixing, you get into the studio the next morning, feeling all excited, bubbly inside?
Cause you can't wait to hear how freakin' AWESOME the mix sounded you were working on last night?
So you make a quick cup of coffee, boot up your...
A common trick to getting more out of your speakers and hearing better is to simply turn down the volume and mix at a low level.
It's certainly true that this will help you make better balancing decisions, hear punch, compression and dynamics better all around.
But the reason is not that you are...
Have you ever wondered what impact it has on your studio sound if you open or close the door?
Today I'll show you why it's probably best to just keep your studio door closed, and why it has nothing to do with improving acoustics.
In fact it's all about reducing the variables that change the...