Do You Take FOREVER to Finish a Mix?

Would You Rather Have a Workflow That Lets You Crank Out Quality Mixes in Two Hours?

  • Do you already know the basics of mixing but you still waste time tweaking the mix long after it's done?
  • Do you want to finish your songs faster so you can release more music and reach more fans?
  • Do you have limited mixing time and want to get more clients and finally quit your day job?
  • Do you want to be as productive as possible in the studio and produce faster without losing quality?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, don't worry - you're not alone.

When it comes mixing faster and more efficiently, I bet this scenario sounds familiar:

When you pull up a new track to mix, you always seem to struggle to get a good balance between all the instruments.

You know they're supposed to sit together in the frequency spectrum without clashing but all they're doing is fighting for frequencies.

You can't hear the kick drum from the bass and the rhythm guitar is masking the vocal. You try to get your snare to cut through your mix but all your EQ moves make it sound brittle and weak instead of powerful and punchy.

Your mixes aren't clear and every time  you finally finish a mix you think they either sound thin or muddy. browse around here You think that if only you had a little more time you could really get get that definition in your mixes.

In addition, your tracks sound all over the place because you're not sure how to tweak your compressors to tame each instrument.

Your drums either sound squashed and over-compressed or they overpower everything, including the vocals! With too many compressors to choose from you have no idea which one to use on which track, nor how much compression to apply to every instrument.

find out here now You're constantly overwhelmed with too many options and wish there was a more efficient way of getting your mixes to sound punchy.

You try to create depth in your song by giving each instrument space from both left to right and front to back but you're not sure what kind of reverb (or how much of it) you should be using.

Even if your mix is starting to sound good it gets away from you when you start fiddling with reverb and delay. You're never quite sure what the most suitable delay to choose for your guitars or vocals nor what settings you should use in your reverbs.

http://global-mob.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1510395277.3843960762023925781250 You don't really have a process for adding effects so you spend a long time adding various reverbs and delays without really getting anywhere. You know your mix is so close to being finished and you wish there was a more efficient way of getting it done.

But you try whatever you can anyway. You jump on Youtube to learn from random videos but they just end up wasting your time, giving you contradicting advice that doesn't give you a concrete path to follow.

In the end you've spent over 8 hours tweaking your tracks thinking that you're "mixing" but all you end​ up with is a thin sounding top-end, masked instruments  cluttered up with too much reverb and a low-end full of boominess.

Overall, you've spent all this time without having anything to show for it. You only have so much time to devote to your studio because of your responsibilities and you wish you could make better use of that time.​ 

Basically, you've wasted all this time mixing but you have no idea whether your mix is done; even worse, you feel discouraged about whether there was really any point in anything you just did! 

Maybe you just need to learn all the ways you can save time while mixing, and discover a solid mixing workflow from beginning to end?

Wouldn't you rather know exactly what you should do every minute of the mix instead of worrying about whether you're  wasting your precious time? Wouldn't it be easier if you could make split-second decisions to improve your mix in a fast and efficient way?

What if you could sit next to somebody like that? Somebody that tells you how they're balancing and separating all the instruments in the mix, why they're EQ'ing those frequencies, which compressor model they like the most on each track and what kind of reverb they like to use to blend it all together? And at the same time you're learning a fast and effective workflow to mix more songs in less time.

What if you could sit next to somebody while they mix and they tell you both their technical mixing shortcuts and their mental workflow to mix​ faster? Would you take that seat?


If you said yes, then I'm excited to introduce you to: 

Quick Mixing With Stock Plug-ins

If you want to learn how to mix fast and efficiently so you can create better mixes in less time, then I'm excited to tell you about Quick Mixing.

Learning to mix quickly is incredibly important today. Whether you're mixing your band's new single or working on an EP for a client, you still want results fast! In Quick Mixing I’ll show you how to take a song from a two-dimensional recording to a quality mix that jumps out of your speakers.

If you want to hang out with an experienced engineer and watch them complete a mix in less than two hours, all the while explaining their entire thought process, you'll have fun watching Quick Mixing.

Bjorgvin

​In case you don't know me that well, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson and I've been an audio engineer since 2006. I've taught thousands of home studio musicians and engineers how to make better sounding music since 2011.

I started mixing live sound but I've since progressed into studio mixing and producing.

The first few years of live sound mixing taught me one thing really well:

How to make great split-second mixing decisions on the fly that made the audience love the band on stage.

If you've ever done live sound you know that if a band sounds good they all compliment the musicians, but if they sound bad then it's you, the live sound engineer, that gets the blame.

My goal was to never get blamed for the shitty band on stage. So I learned to make every band sound great, however bad their performance was!

Since then I've translated these fast-paced mixing decisions into the studio. Mixing quickly is incredibly important to me because it lets me finish more mixes in less time, meaning I can have more clients and make more money. If you charge a flat rate for your mixes you'll basically have a higher hourly rate and make more money as a result.  

This fast and efficient workflow is what you'll learn inside Quick Mixing. You’re with me every second of the way as I mix a song all the way through. You'll learn to crank out great mixes fast and efficiently.

Best of all, I stop every 10 minutes throughout the video to tell you exactly what’s on my mind and what I’m trying to accomplish. It's like sitting next to a professional mixing engineer at work and getting to see all the tips and techniques in action.

Whether that’s balancing kick drum tracks to get the best of the boom and the beater, making each instrument fit in the mix with EQ, going through every compressor style to find the right punch or using amp simulators, reverb and delay to add depth to the song I'll explain my entire thought process to you.

There was so much that I learned, from where to boost and cut certain instruments in the EQ, and that I've been misusing compression all this time. How to set up the interface to show the stereo out plus the master track was a huge thing I got out of it too, and how to use the reference tracks.

Toby Sear 
Engineer

Learn to Mix

Follow along every step of the way as I mix a song from start to finish using EQ to separate instruments, compression to add punch and tightness, reverb to add depth and effects to take it that extra mile.

Discover a Workflow

Every 10 minutes my timer will go off and I'll explain my thought process on how I've been improving the mix by reducing muddiness, adding space, parallel processing and effects to make everything sit better together.

Become a Faster Mixer

After watching you'll have a concrete workflow and process to follow when it comes to what frequencies to attack when, which compressor to use in each scenario and how to make your mixes bigger and more spacious.

Learn a Fast and Efficient Workflow to Get to a Finished Mix Quickly

First, you'll watch a video on how I take a rough recording to a finished mix in two hours. You'll learn how to get a quick static mix right away, make fast EQ and compression decisions and how to instantly add depth and effects to your mix.

Now, I'm sure you can knock my rough mix out of the park, but the most important part is that you'll learn how to do it faster and more efficiently. If you take forever to finish a mix because you can't stop tweaking tiny details that don't matter, then Quick Mixing is for you.

The Productivity Playbook - Better Mixes in Less Time


Then, you'll learn how to create an efficient workflow that will make you a faster and better mixing engineer. 

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  • How to think like a productive and efficient mixing engineer to save time and money
  • How to make time for mixing music when you have a busy schedule
  • The power of deliberate and deep practice, even if you only have 25 minutes to spare
  • How to find pockets of time to improve your mixing skills
  • Important productivity tools and methods to stay on task and finish faster
  • How to use a mixing template to speed up the mixing process and eliminate distractions from too many plug-ins
  • The exact mixing template I use, and the workflow I use to make faster mixing decisions because I don't have to search around my DAW any more
  • How to use the Pomodoro System to boost your productivity while you're mixing
  • How to prepare for a mixing session and knowing what to do when you start the mixing process
  • An easy mindset for knowing how to EQ, compress and use effects
  • My 9-step process for taking a mix from a rough recording to a finished song
  • A special, step-by-step plan on how to schedule your time so you're always creating new mixes (even if you don't have any songs)

Plus: How to Shave Hours Off Your Mixing Time

Along with the Productivity Playbook, you'll create a mixing template that takes all the guesswork out of mixing, helping you make more musical decisions while you mix.

  • See exactly how to group and buss your instruments for a faster workflow
  • Learn what processors you should put on your master bus and your groups to get your rough mixes sounding good immediately
  • Learn the exact EQ filters that are in place for every instrument for instant low-mid cleanup without you needing to waste time EQ'ing the low-end every time
  • What effects busses you should create in your mixing template so you can easily create punch through parallel compression, width through stereo widening and depth with reverb and delay
  • How to create your own presets for your compressors so that all you need to do is to tweak the threshold to add tightness to your tracks
  • How to use the right plug-ins to speed up your mix workflow and to avoid wasting time constantly browsing your plug-in folder

If you've ever thought your mixes sound two-dimensional but you need them to sound more polished and professional; if you want to learn from somebody else’s fast mixing techniques while they explain their methods or if you just need a complete look at somebody’s session from A - Z to help you understand how you can improve your productions, then Quick Mixing is for you.

I had a good grasp of the use of the following: Parallel compression, use of EQ to shape your tracks- particularly the buses - reverbs and delays. The Sweet spot for plug-ins. Really helpful! I also noticed the importance of listening to your mix on several speakers.

Kolade Morakinyo 
Engineer

Here Are Some of the Quick Fixes for Common Mixing Problems You'll Also Learn Inside:


  • How to subtly gate kick drums to get rid of bleed
  • How to use EQ to compensate for any frequency loss from compression
  • How to use a sub-bass plug-in to add warmth, thickness and tightness to your low-end
  • Adding a woody snap to your snare that thickens up your drum sound
  • How to get rid of unnecessary high-end that makes your snare sound "brittle"
  • Knowing when to take it easy on the compression when the song needs to breathe
  • How to use amp simulators and parallel processing to breathe life into your bass and guitars (while also making your mixes sound wider)
  • How to use tape delay and EQ to create a 3-dimensional sound that doesn't add too much space to the up-front instruments
  • How and when to have fun with compression to level out a guitar-solo and using a side-chain to get the guitar out of the way of the vocal
  • How to use my absolute favorite reverb trick, the "3-Verb" blend to create natural space and depth in all your instruments where they all have a separate spot in the mix but they all sound like they're playing together in the same room
  • Why you make most of your hard-thinking mixing choices with only EQ and compression. The rest is just a bunch of fun
  • How to use parallel kick processing to add punch to the low-end
  • How to quickly decide which compression model is best for your mix
  • Using parallel distortion to add that tiny edge to your guitar solos

And last but not least, knowing when you're finished. Although 2 hours is plenty of time when you have a simple track, it's overanalyzing that really wastes your time.

In the end, you'll know when to walk away and call it a day.

Free Bonus - The Quick Mixing Checklist

Included in Quick Mixing is a checklist that includes  all the questions you need to be asking yourself as you're mixing.

Think of it as a series of tips delivered to you in the form of questions that spark your creativity and make you try new things in your mixes.​

You can use the checklist as you're mixing to keep you on track with your sessions, or look through it later and use it to cover your bases and make sure you're getting the most out of your mixes and masters.​

Examples include:​

  • Have you tried parallel routing on the electric guitar with an amp simulator panned to the opposite side to get a wider sound?
  • Have you used parallel compression on the vocal with a thick compressor and a low-mid boost to add extra warmth to your vocal sound?
  • Have you doubled your kick drum, filtered out the lows and aggressively boosted the high-mids to bring out the beater?
  • Have you used both a short and long reverb on your guitar mixes to blend both the electric and acoustic guitars together to give them separation?

And many, many more questions you can use to improve your mixes, masters and overall edited recordings.

It is great! Can you read thoughts? ;-) I just was looking for a list like that to help me improve my workflow, then you offered it - that is amazing! Thanks a lot!

Loved it! Helps me to organize my session by trying possible solutions, not just poking at a problem to see if it works

I believe it's a great go to list for all levels.

Anonymous Survey Responses 

This was very helpful and educational. I’m basically going back to stock plug ins. Really does have everything that I need without crushing my CPU!

1. Lots of parallel techniques
2. Great compressor model demonstrations
3. You introduced me to effects within LPX that I’ve never used
4. I finally got to see ducking in action
5. Sub bass..wow
6. EQ before and after compression

I’ll need to watch again and take notes because I missed a few items. I thought I needed a bunch of fancy plugins? All they did was confuse my with too many choices while creating issues and crushing my CPU.

You have given me a lot of great idea’s while opening me up to what LPX really offers

Mitch Stallings 
Audio Engineer

I purchased your Quick Mix video and believe it's one of the best that I have spent money on so far.

Adrian 
Mixing Engineer

Just seeing how you make on the fly decisions was useful. I suppose it also highlighted how each time we mix a song it will end up different. As ever, one of the main things that stood out is the importance of having good sounding and well performed tracks (which you have with this great tune) - from there it's so much easier to get an excellent end product.

Anthony Lee 
Mixing Engineer

Take it the Next Level With Quick Mastering and Quick Editing/Comping


Quick Mastering

In Quick Mastering we take the mix we did in Quick Mixing and add some mastering processors to the master bus to get it radio-ready and competitive while staying dynamic.

  • The Quick Mastering 4 plug-in chain that works on any great sounding mix
  • How to use a reference to get your master sounding like a professional record
  • Using multi-band compression to glue the mix together without squashing it
  • Using subtle linear phase EQ to make slight tweaks that make all the difference to your overall frequency balance
  • What you should look for in your stock metering plug-ins when you're mastering

Quick Editing and Comping

In the editing and comping section you'll learn the importance of making your tracks ready for mixing by tweaking and editing the multi-tracks to enhance the performance of the song.

  • How to really focus on hearing the changes in emotion of the singer
  • This one decision you make in the recording process to make your comping faster
  • How to quickly edit your drums and bass together to both conserve the groove while keeping the time
  • Why focusing on the most consistent instrument to edit to is your best bet instead of pulling everything to the click
  • How to speed up the editing process by NOT listening to the whole take?
  • The simple Logic grouping trick to make sure all the correct tracks get comped and edited together
  • Why being an OCD vocal comping maniac is best for the song
  • How to make sure you don't comp away the best part of each instrument
  • And why you should let your drummer drum around the click to keep the music human

Although I will be using the comping capabilities of Logic Pro X  you don't need to be a Logic user to learn how to make the most of your multi-tracks.

It's all about the mentality of getting the best performance from multiple takes and editing all the instruments together to create a great multi-track to mix. If your DAW allows you to do easy comping and editing you'll definitely learn something from this video.​

Plus: Logic Session files included

I'm including my Logic session files for any Logic Pro users out there to take an in-depth look at everything that I did in the session.

  • Every single EQ boost and cut that you can play around with to see how it affects the overall sound
  • All my compression settings as well as a hands-on look at each compressor type so you can A/B the differences between the models yourself
  • My Three-Verb settings and blend of instruments to the reverb to hear how the spaces interact with each other. You'll be able to play around with the different reverb settings to get a completely different mix if you want to.
  • All my parallel routing and bussing so you can get a feel for how simplifying your mix makes everything much easier
  • My mastering chain where you can fiddle around with my settings on how I take the mix from a great finished mix to a release-ready master

FAQ

Here are some quick answers to your frequently asked questions:

How is Quick Mixing delivered?

Do I need a specific DAW?

Can't I just Youtube this stuff?

How does the Custom Mix Tutorial work?

What if I don't have time?

What if I put in all this money and effort and my mixes still suck?

I only do [insert your genre here]. How will this course help me mix my genre of music?

I am a musician but need to improve my mixing skills to create better sounding rough mixes and demo tracks. Having read Owsinski's book, I liked your approach which is similar, i.e. giving specific examples and explaining useful techniques rather than just explaining theory. That is in my view the greatest challenge when it comes to mixing anyway. Every track and instrument is different, so it is very difficult to give advice which may apply to various circumstances. But I think you definitely achieved that!

Mathias Bantle 
Musician/Engineer

365 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

As with all of the Audio Issues products, if Quick Mixing doesn't live up to your standards I will happily refund your money, no questions asked.

You can watch all the videos, try all the tricks and even keep the videos for a full year before deciding whether you like them or not.​

""I take my guarantee very seriously. I am not interested in keeping your money if you do not get any value from what I'm creating for you. So if you’re not happy, I’m not happy."