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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.

Hi, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson and I run Audio Issues. I've written over 1,000 articles on music production since 2008 and taught thousands of home studio musicians how to produce, record and mix their music. 

Let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing when I first started mixing.

I thought mixing was supposed to be fun and cool but I was just intimidated. All I was doing was randomly inserting plug-ins and processors on every track, shrugging my shoulders because I couldn’t really figure out how anything worked.

No matter what I did I couldn’t make it sound better. I mean, the songs changed, but I didn’t really know where I was going with the mix. There was no balance to the instruments and the vocals sounded glued on and fake.

It just screamed “amateur.”

The reason why was simple. I had no plan of action, and no concrete steps to make my mixes sound like I wanted.

Years later, after countless hours of recording and mixing, I know what I am doing.

Mixing became fun.

With simple EQ and compression tricks, I got punchy drums and full and balanced instruments. I started using reverb and delay to create space and depth for that professional feel. My vocals sounded better than ever as I started to recognize and eliminate problematic frequencies, adding some secret sauce with saturation and blending them into the mix so they wouldn’t feel stuck on top.

Throughout my learning process I realized that the plug-ins I kept coming back to when I needed to make the mix sound open and dynamic were these five processors.

  • EQ

  • Compression

  • Reverb

  • Delay

  • Saturation

Now that I’ve learned how to master these five plug-ins, I'm paying that forward by teaching you these mixing techniques you can use to improve your productions immediately.

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.

Here's What You'll Learn Inside:

  • Learn to get organized and simplify your mixing process to create more mixes that sound better in less time
  • Learn practical EQ tips to make all of your instruments fit in your mix
  • Learn to use compression to create punchy and tight mixes
  • Learn to use reverb and delay to add space and depth to your mixes without cluttering up the song and making yourself sound like an amateur
  • Learn everything you need to know about saturation to add that secret sauce to your songs that makes people take notice of your skills
  • Learn an invaluable process to getting your mix to translate to any speaker or sound system

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Better yet, if you absolutely loathe using the Kindle, I'll send you a PDF version of the Ebook for free if you send me your Amazon receipt. That way you'll have it on your Kindle if you want, but you'll also be able to easily reference it on PDF whenever you want.

Once you've bought the book on Amazon, just ​reply to any of my emails with a screenshot of your receipt and I'll email you a free PDF copy.

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#1 Best-Seller on Amazon

Andrew Amelang Music School Owner

Awesome job! It's easy to read, clear, concise, warm, and chocked full of tips while at the same time staying pretty accessible. You have a great writing voice. I've been buying music books since I was a kid (currently 58), and I can honestly say that's one of the more useful and helpful books I've read. Does exactly what the reader should expect it to do, and does it thoroughly but in an easy to read and engaging manner. Kudos.

Nathan Moser Graphic Equalizer Productions

Really enjoying the book. The way you organized it really helps me retain everything I am reading. I just want to say thank you for being one of the people who keeps me motivated to continue my dream to hopefully have a career in mixing.

Olle Hedman Musician/Engineer

I think this is an overall great book with many good points and handy little tricks. It is very simple and Björgvin describes things in an understandable way...the book explains in a great way the most important aspects of mixing, and provides plenty of great advice. As a complementary book to other, more detailed books it is great, by helping you to focus on the right things and giving you a roadmad to follow while mixing.

"Why Don't You Just Sell the PDF Separately?"

I want Step By Step Mixing to reach as many readers as possible because I really believe the content will help other musicians and engineers create great mixes. Selling it on Amazon will help me reach and help more people like you.

Thanks for your support. Enjoy the eBook!

Björgvin