How to Master A Song (My Current Mastering Technique)

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in video: Avril – Another Step In this video I show you how I approach mastering my mixes these days. Though I am not a mastering engineer, it’s not uncommon to send my mixing clients a version of the song that has some mastering done to it. […]

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7 Tips to Help Get Your Mixes Finished (and Faster Too!)

One of the biggest struggles we engineers face is not knowing when to call it quits. There seems to always be “just one more tweak”. But in reality, spending an inordinate amount of time on a mix doesn’t actually make it better, it just makes it “different” and most likely it will make it sound […]

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My New Favourite Mix Bus EQ and Oh Yeah, It’s FREE!

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel songs in video: Avril – Reciprocate Adam Carter – What You Deserve It takes me a while to incorporate new tools into my workflow because I have to get used to them and how they sound.  So whenever I do find something that fits my style and taste, […]

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Simple Concepts for Thicker/Fatter Claps and Snares

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: Avril – No More In this video I talk about the simple approach that I used in order to make the clap/snare sound wider and fuller.  Though I am not doing anything revolutionary here, I am trying to help you understand why I am doing […]

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13 Advanced Concepts for Creating Depth in a Mix

The concept of creating depth always seems to stem from the use of effects, you know, using delays, reverbs and things of those nature. So why is that when we try to use these effects processors, our mixes sound flat and washy but not three dimensional like we are lead to believe? In this article, […]

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How to Mix Harmonies Around Lead Vocals

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: am1r – Good Enough If you know me and my mixing style then you know that I like to keep things relatively simple and I follow that trend when I’m mixing harmonies or background vocals. In this video I show you how I was able […]

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Vocal Automation Tip for Coming Out of Choruses

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: am1r – Nothing But the Best Often times when you’re mixing vocals and you are coming from a high energy chorus into a low energy verse, the verse vocals get lost in the transitions.  This is more apparent when the verse vocal starts even before […]

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A Minimalist Approach to Mixing Vocals

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: Avril V – Looking My Way One of the hardest things to overcome in the mixing world is learning when not to do things – espeically when mixing vocals.  Now since mixing music is very subjective so is the practice of minimal mixing. In this […]

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How to Fix Vocal Timing Issues the Tedious Way

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: Avril – No More Yep, you read the title correctly – this is the long and tedious way to fix vocal timing issues.  But when used correctly you can really fix and sometime save a performance. I understand that this method is not going to […]

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Simple Automation Technique for a More Musical Mix

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: am1r – Formula I know that automation can be a very intimidating aspect of mixing music, especially when you are new to it. But in this video, I show you one simple technique that you can use and apply immediately to your mixes. Have you […]

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This One Phase Tip Could Save Your Next Mix

Subscribe to the Modern Mixing YouTube Channel Song in Video: Avril V – Looking My Way A lot of times when we are mixing recorded drums, it’s common practice to go through them and make sure that the phase is in check.  This keeps our drums sounding solid and also helps to retain punch as […]

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Plugins Do Make A Difference

The popular trend on the net these days is… “You can get pro level mixes using only stock plugins” The problem is I haven’t seen one pro yet that exclusively uses stock plugins.  So that statement is pretty much rubbish. I’m not saying you can’t get a good mix with stock plugins because I’m a […]

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