Category Archives: Nail Your Mix

Reference Tracks for Mixing – How to Choose the Best Reference Tracks

Choosing great reference tracks is vital in order to achieve a great mix. Let’s be honest here: you’re not a master mixer and you won’t magically transform your track’s sound from average to amazing without a little help. Hell, even the pros use reference tracks for mixing, so why shouldn’t you? Read on to find out… Read More »

Automating Delay Plugins – 3 Methods to Add Depth to Your Mixes by Using Delay Automation

Static mixes might be good-sounding, but they are often not very interesting. For this reason, it’s necessary to take the extra mile while mixing, and automating your  plugins to add depth and interest to your mixes. Here’s three different methods to add spice to your tracks by automating delay plugins. In these examples, I’ll be… Read More »

Effective Listening Skills – Make the Most of Your Music by Monitoring Correctly

Effective listening skills are vital for any music producer to be able to produce a good sounding record. It’s recommended to take advantage of a variety of monitoring levels, to avoid staying static and make sure the music sounds good at every volume level. The following three monitoring levels have different purposes in making music.… Read More »

5 Stereo Widening Techniques – Get Stereoized!

Stereo widening is a somewhat mystical subject. The term “wide” is widely used (pun intended) by mixing engineers all over the world. Though when listening to a wide-sounding mix, it’s not entirely clear how the mixer achieved such a sound to impress the listener. Here are 5 stereo widening techniques to help you take your productions… Read More »

In Search of the Best Small Studio Monitors – Get the Most Out of Your Monitoring

Studio monitors are no doubt the heart of every studio, big or small, because aside from your own ears, they are the most important tools to use. It is crucial to find the correct kind of monitoring system for your studio, depending on your room size, technical requirements and personal preference. Read on to learn… Read More »