Then you've come to the right place! Bobby Owsinski (author of The Mixing Engineer's Handbook and 23 other books on recording, music and the music business) can show you how the best engineers make their mixes sound so good.
Your friends, clients and bandmates will love your next mix!
It’s happened to us all. We get a mix that’s just rocking out of our main monitors, yet when we play it on some tiny computer or phone speakers the bass instrument completely disappears. Here are some steps to take to ensure that the bass on your next mix will speak on just about any playback system.
Most compressor plugins today are based on the four different electronic building blocks that could be used to build a compressor back in the analog hardware days. Here’s a brief look at their characteristics, and what we can do with them.
Probably the single most important area that gets overlooked or neglected in most home studios is the listening environment. This post provides some quick, easy and inexpensive ways to quickly improve your listening environment.
I’m Bobby Owsinski, mixer, producer, and author of 24 best-selling books on music, recording and the music business (including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Music Producer’s Handbook and Music 4.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age), as well the creator of online courses like 101 Mixing Tricks, the Music Producer Formula, and over a dozen for Lynda.com. I'm also a contributor to Forbes writing on the new music business, and I've appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. Recently I also produced and mixed a #2 album on the Billboard Blues Charts, and a #5 on the iTunes Rock Charts.
I've collected mixing, production and music business techniques and advice from over 50 of my A-list friends from all different musical genres, and that's what you'll find in these courses - the methods and approaches that the pros use in the hit songs you listen to.
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"I applied 3 of your mixing tricks with complete success!!! i was so excited! Reverbs that dialed right in, and some great use of filters, creating really cool mixing landscapes. It’s really been the best nuggets of advise and steered me in really great new directions!!"