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Bo Bice – November – Sennheiser/Neumann Mixing Contest Winning Entry

Sennheiser/Neumann just announced that I was the winner of their 2012 Bo Bice mixing competition, for the mix I did of Bo Bice’s song November. We were given the tracks from 3 unreleased songs from Bo Bice, and we could pick one of the three to mix and enter into

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Mix Automation – Beyond Volume

Using mix automation for more than just volume. In this article I want to share with you how I used automation for my award winning mix of Bo Bice’s song November.  This mix was done for the Sennheiser/Nuemann Bo Bice mixing competition, which was judged by a panel of top

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How to prepare for your recording session

  Barry Gardner is the sole mastering engineer at SafeandSound online mastering So you have booked your recording dates and hopefully they are a few weeks off so you can make preparations to get the most out of investment. Preparation for recording makes a lot of sense because it means

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Preparing your tracks for Professional Mixing

How to prepare your tracks for Professional Mixing Once you have decided that it may not be best to try to do it all yourself, and you think you have a song that is good enough to get professionally mixed, you need to prepare your tracks to send to the

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The Mixing Process

How to Mix a song – The Mixing Process Mixing is not something you can learn to do quickly.  It takes many years of practice and experience before you get really good at it, just like learning to be a great guitar player or singer.  My belief is that if

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Must Have Tools – The SPL Transient Designer

The “Secret Weapon” behind many great recording and mixes! Here is something that not too many people talk about any more, and thus many beginners might not know about.  But, it’s one of those tools that I can’t live without!  The SPL Transient Designer is a cool piece of hardware,

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3 New Mixing Projects

Just wrapping up a busy few weeks of mixing for 3 different projects. First, I mixed a set of 5 great songs from Travis Oberg.  Those are off to mastering and I’ll post links when he has something online that you can listen to. Then, I helped my long time

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Should you mix your own music?

Don’t underestimate the importance of great mixing! There is no denying that many artists are choosing to purchase recording gear and record themselves at home.  There are certainly many advantages of recording yourself at home, not the least of which is the potential cost savings versus recording at a big

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My Favorite Recording and Mixing Gear – Hardware

For recording & mixing, I love my analog compressors! There is just something about high quality, real hardware analog compressors, that just seem to make my job so much easier!  I have nothing against software plugins, and I have a huge assortment of plugins that I use extensively, including software

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Advice from Superstar Producer/Engineer Elliot Scheiner

Elliot Scheiner is one of the top producers/engineers in the world, with 24 Grammy nominations, 7 Grammy awards, 4 Emmy nominations,  1 Emmy award, 3 TEC Awards nominations, etc…. The list goes on!  Even if you don’t know his name, you have most certainly heard his work. Yesterday I had

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