Quick tip 41
On a vocal try using one compressor with a fast attack to control the peaks and a second with a slower attack for tone and character.
Quick tip 42
Try closing your eyes and listening to your mix every once and awhile. We mix with our ears
Quick tip 43
Try using a
Quick tip 44
Learn how to troubleshoot! Don’t expect other people to solve your problems for you.
Quick tip 45
The higher the mic preamp gain, the more sensitive the microphone will be.
Quick tip 46
Use delays, vocal effects, and other ear candy to fill in the empty spaces of a song. This keeps the production
Quick tip 47
If frequencies are clashing and panning isn’t enough, try using a stereo width plugin to spread out a track even further.
Quick tip 48
Try using a high pass filter on the sidechain input of your compressor to let the bass frequencies pass through
Quick tip 49
Start to maintain a favorite samples folder. After you finish a song, take your favorite sounds and export them to a
Quick tip 50
You have to try a lot of things that won’t work before you can know what things will work.
Quick tip 51
Finishing the project should always be your number one goal. It doesn’t matter how good it sounds if you never finished it.
Quick tip 52
Mastering is always better left to a professional mastering engineer that has a fresh set of trained ears in a finely tuned room.
Quick tip 53
Try lightly tucking a quarter note delay into a lead vocal to thicken it up.
Quick tip 54
Track vocalists with compression, reverb, and delay to help
Quick tip 55
Try not to spend too long working on a single instrument, remember to
Quick tip 56
Don’t be afraid to stack multiple plugins and don’t be afraid to leave a sound untouched.
Quick tip 57
You really don’t need that piece of gear! Spend more time learning about the gear you have and actually using it.
Quick tip 58
Louder always sounds better. Make sure when A/Bing two signals that both are being played back at
Quick tip 59
Every DAW offers
Quick tip 60
Set aside time for experimentation where you try new processors, effects,