Recording Revolution - REthink Mixing
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Instructor: Graham Cochrane
A Complete System To Getting Radio-Ready Mixes With The Gear You Already Have
If you’ve learned a bunch of mixing tips and tricks over the years, but still can’t churn out a mix that sounds as good as what you hear on the radio, it’s not a surprise…
You’re sitting there in your bedroom or basement studio, staring at your DAW, and trying every trick in the book to get your mix to pop like the pros. But nothing is working.
You know you should be using EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and all kinds of processing, but with each plugin you insert your mix starts to sound worse and worse.
Sometimes it sounds harsh, sometimes it sounds muddy. Either way it doesn’t sound like your favorite pro mixes.
And what’s worse, the moment you start to get things to sound half way decent in your room, you bounce down an MP3 of the mix, take it to your car to listen, and it completely falls apart.
All you want to do is to take your good recordings that you worked hard on, and finish them up with a solid mix that sounds great on headphones, normal speakers, car stereos…everywhere!
So out of frustration you start to wonder if great mixing is more than just the techniques and tricks you’ve learned, it might be about what gear you use.
So you start dropping some money on a few fancy plugin bundles or maybe even a pair of new studio monitors.
But of course that never seems to help. Your mixes still sound out of balance and amateur, which only leaves you feeling frustrated and desperate.
“Maybe I’m just not good at mixing,” you think. “Maybe I simply don’t have the ears to do this well.”
Tips And Tricks Aren't Enough. You Need A System.
You see here’s the problem with learning how to mix these days: there’s no plan for you to follow, just a bunch of fragmented tips.
But mixing isn’t just a combination of tips, it’s a methodical plan. It has steps. It has a flow, a strategy!
But so many of us home studio owners are sitting alone in our “audio caves” reading post after post and watching YouTube video after YouTube video, with no real vision or direction to take when it actually comes to mixing our songs.
So we just fire open our DAW, insert a bunch of plugins, do what we’ve seen other people do and hope that it all works out in the end.
And of course, it doesn’t. Our mixes never seem to sound like what we hear in our heads. And that drives you crazy!
Here’s the thing: I honestly believe that the home studio mixers of today are at a serious disadvantage to the top pros who are mixing our favorite songs right now.
Not because they have more expensive plugins or gear than us.
And not because they work in professionally treated rooms with perfect acoustics.
No, the reason you and I are at a disadvantage is because we are going it alone.
Here’s a secret: the pros all had mixing mentors!
That’s right, they learned by watching and copying others. No expensive equipment needed, just step by step instruction.