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Hey there,

Welcome to Audio Issues. I hope you like it here.

My name is Björgvin Benediktsson and it's my goal to teach you everything I can about home recording, mixing music and producing your songs.

This page has some of the best content from the 7 years (and counting!) of Audio Issues blog posts. It also has some links to recommended training and software that you might need.​

First of all, if you haven't signed up to the email list I highly recommend you do so. Included in your subscription is my free EQ course, Crush It With EQ, filled with over 70 EQ tips you can use right away.

You'll be joining over 10,000 happy subscribers that have improved their music and audio production from using my simple and practical production tips.​

Useful and Popular Posts From the Archives

Here are some of the most useful posts I've written throughout the years. Instead of sifting through the archives of hundreds of blog posts, start with these ones.

Home Studio Set-Up and Acoustics​

Making the Most of Your Equipment Purchases

Getting a Great Recording

How To Mix Your Music

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Need Some Specialized Help? Check Out My Services

If you need special help with your mixes check out my services for custom help. I can give you feedback and consultation on your mixes or help you mix your songs. Discounts on EPs and albums available.

Premium Training

In addition to all the free content above, I also have some in-depth premium training products for improving your recordings, mixes, using EQ and doing live sound.


EQ Strategies​ - The Ultimate Guide to EQ

EQ Strategies - The Ultimate Guide to EQ is a step by step guide that teaches you to understand and recognize frequencies.

Once you master EQ, you'll be able to create space and separation between all the instruments in your mix.​


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Mixing With 5 Plug-ins - Audio Issues Flagship Course

Discover How To Use EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay and Saturation To Create Incredible Sounding Mixes.

Mixing With 5 Plug-ins is a 5-week course on mastering the plug-ins you need for a great sounding mix.​ Click the link below to sign up to be notified whenever it opens up for new members.


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Quick Mixing With Stock Plug-ins

Do you take forever to mix? Then learn a workflow that lets you create quality mixes in less time.

If you already know the basics of mixing but still waste time trying to finish...or want to finish more mixes faster to release more music...or just want to be as productive as possible so you can create quality mixes for your clients without losing quality - and making more money per hour - then Quick Mixing is for you.


Step By Step Mixing - How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins

Get amazing mix results from any DAW using only EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation.

The #1 Best-Selling Amazon book Step By Step Mixing is my complete guide to the mixing process using only the five plug-ins you really need.


Drum Mix Toolkit - Kick the Habit of Crappy Home Studio Drums

The Drum Mix Toolkit is your one-stop-shop to getting professional sounding drums from your home recordings.

Unlock the expert advice from My 11 years of drum mixing inside the Drum Mix Toolkit.

I share all the tricks and techniques I've amassed throughout the years of transforming thin and weak home recorded drums into punchy and powerful drum mixes.


Live Sound Survival - Big Sounds Out of Small Systems

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If you would like to learn how to become a kick-ass, in-demand live sound engineer that all the bands want to know, even if you've NEVER run live sound before in your life, then Live Sound Survival might be for you.

Whether you're an engineer that wants to break into the live industry or a musician that just wants to know how to make their band sound better, this eBook is stock full of information on how to achieve those goals.​


Music Production Strategies 

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Transform your demos into polished productions by analyzing popular music productions from the last 40 odd years.

In Music Production Strategies we'll look at a diverse mix of productions throughout history. From the Simon and Garfunkel's 70's folk to Imagine Dragon's dubstep rock.

We'll look at ways you can use those songs t​o inspire you and give you ideas and structure that helps you finish your own productions.


Other Recommended Resources

I only know so much about certain style of audio but I can steer you in the right direction if you're looking for something else.

Dueling Mixes

Monthly multi-tracks and mix training from two experienced mixing engineers and educators

The Pro Audio Files

In-depth tutorials on genres such as hip-hop and EDM. Use coupon code 'audioissues' for 10% off any training.

Waves Plug-ins

I'm a big fan of Waves plug-ins. But i'm a bigger fan of their weekend deals. Get on their email list and get notified every time they have a special.

The Perception Plug-in

There aren't many plug-ins I regard as must-haves but Ian Shepherd's Perception plug-in is one. Use it to make sure your masters are actually sounding better. Not just louder.