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Ep 010 - 10 Steps to Mixes That Translate - Part 1

10/29/2018
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Do your mixes lack power and presence when you hear them on other speakers? What went wrong? This episode is the first in a two-part series in which we break down what elements can be holding your mixes back from translating to other systems and what you can do to fix it.

Duration:00:16:59

Ep 009 - Mastering Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Dynamics

9/17/2018
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Proper control of the micro-dynamics and macro-dynamics will always help your music sound its best, and in this episode, we cover what you need to know to bring these two forms of dynamics under your control to better help your music pop from the speakers.

Duration:00:08:04

Ep 008 - An Acoustic Primer: The Secret to Better Mix Decisions

9/3/2018
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One of the biggest differences between famous studios and your setup at home is acoustics. But isn't acoustic treatment expensive and too difficult to understand? Nope! In this episode, we break down what you need to know.

Duration:00:14:17

Ep 007 - How Reference Checks Will Save Your Music

8/20/2018
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Of course your music sounds good on your monitors or headphones: it's where you made it. But all too often, your mix just falls apart when you play your song back on other speakers. In this episode, we'll explore two powerful tools you can use to make your music sound great on every speaker and headphone.

Duration:00:10:01

Ep 006 - The Truth About Mastering

8/13/2018
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What does a mastering engineer actually do? And why won't anyone talk about it in simple terms?! In this episode, we explore what the big mystery is and why it's so confusing. And along the way, we cover lots of practical examples of what a mastering engineer actually does in a session.

Duration:00:14:05

Ep 005 - The Trick to Perfect Reverb

8/6/2018
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Reverb seems like a lame plugin until you know how to use it right. Unfortunately, it's not always intuitive to identify your best reverb plugin, route to it properly, and enhance it with effects. Fortunately, that's what we covered in this episode.

Duration:00:11:03

Ep 004 - Plugins and Production Efficiency

7/30/2018
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Badly sorted plugins hurt you more than you'd think: you repeatedly waste time and get taken out of your creative groove. But you can beat this forever by doing just a little housekeeping.

Duration:00:07:12

Ep 003 - How to Become Better

7/23/2018
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In this episode, we cover what you can do if you feel you weren't born with enough talent. There are steps you can take to overcome this, and the best time to start is now.

Duration:00:09:54

Ep 002 - Polishing Your Mixes with Dirt

7/16/2018
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In this episode, we explore how adding a little grunge and distortion to your tracks can actually help your songs sound more polished and professional.

Duration:00:06:38

Ep 001 - Leveraging Presets to Maximize Productivity

6/22/2018
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In this episode, we take a brief look into how the habit of saving effects presets and instrument patches helps you work faster and better stay in your creative groove in the future.

Duration:00:06:07