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Bass Drum EQ & Compression – Mixing Kicks Professionally

Hello and welcome to the Bass Drum EQ & Compression – Mixing Kicks Professionally guide. I will show you how to mix a bass drum professionally and make it cut through the mix. First, I will post the YouTube video and below it I will give a quick explanation of what I did in the video, but in […]


Fat Snare Drum EQ, Compression & Reverb – Mixing Snares Professionally

Hello, today we’ll see how to get a fat snare using snare eq, compression and a couple of reverb plugins. Any VST plugin will do, even stock ones, you don’t need to get the ones I’m using in the video. Since I’m using a plugin that you may not use, I’ll explain exactly what it […]


Presonus Studio One 3 – Official YouTube Video

Hello, I’d like to let my readers know that Presonus Studio One 3 is out. Presonus has uploaded a mini-video on YouTube that shows you the main enhancements of this fantastic DAW. My first impression out of this video was: Why did you change the GUI? Why Presonus why?!! Why did you fix what wasn’t broken?! I love this interface! Fortunately for me, […]


How To Master A Song At Home – Mastering Is Hyped [Controversial]

Welcome to the How To Master A Song At Home – Mastering is Hyped post. We’ll talk about mastering music and I will share with you some personal opinions of mine about mastering audio. Before I share with you my mastering tutorials I’d like to express some thoughts about mastering and first and foremost explain: What is Mastering and we can […]


Audio Headroom – How To Create More In Your Mix

Welcome, today we’ll talk about audio headroom and how we can create more of it in our mixes. It’s really easy to do and it can be accomplished with stock plugins too, so there’s no need to use third party ones. Before we dive in we must understand that headroom can be achieved during recording and mixing. […]


I Am So Moved By Your Message – Thanks Cody

I’d like to dedicate this post to Cody, that sent me a message that really moved me. Messages like this help me continue doing what I love. Sharing and caring! Cody if you’re reading this, I’d like you to know that you are the real MVP 😀 I removed your surname for security reasons. Cheers to you […]

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1176 Compressor Waves CLA Tutorial – Basics

Welcome to the Waves CLA 1176 Compressor Tutorial. This is going to be a basics tutorial that will mainly show the controls of the cla-76 compressor. In the video below, I assume you know the compression basics such as Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release. If not, please check out this tutorial first: Compression Tutorial. If you […]


Mixing Rap Vocals With Waves Plugins Tutorial

Welcome to the brand new Mixing Rap Vocals With Waves Plugins guide. We’ll talk about how to mix rap vocals with using EQ, Compression in Series, Delays and Reverbs. The audio stems were not recorded by me, but downloaded from the list of sites here. This is purely a mixing session and while the tracks were […]

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