Do You Want To Create Balance, Depth and Separation In Your Recordings and Mixes?

This story will probably sound familiar to you:

You move the mic around aimlessly because you don't really know what sound you're looking for. And whenever you hit record you always end up with a sound you're not 100% happy with.

It doesn't matter whether you're recording one musician or a full band, you never know how to capture that great take.

You've listened to a lot of great music that you know was created in a home studio. But somehow, yours doesn't sound the same.

The guitars have a little less bite to them. Your drums never sound as fat and punchy as you want them to and somehow you can't get a good vocal sound that jumps out of the speakers.


Your instruments sound boxy and boomy even when you think they're "right at the source." It doesn't matter how you point the microphone or position the musician, you always end up with a "amateur home recording sound."

And when it's time to mix you always have a hard time getting all your tracks sounding good together. You struggle with balancing your mix, getting separation between instruments and ​making your songs pop out of the speakers.

Don't worry, you're not alone.

And the good part is: you definitely don't have to stay that way. 

You can get great sounding recordings at the source by knowing a few key things about your microphones and the instruments you're recording.

And once you've gotten great recordings, mixing will become easy for you. No more slapping plug-ins on and wondering what to do.

With a plan of action and being able to visualize the end of your mix before you even start you'll start churning out better sounding songs where everything is clean and clear, punchy and tight.​

With a simple and effective set of recording techniques and following a straightforward plan of action for every mix – everything becomes easier.

Today I want you to discover those tips, and make your sessions effortless and easy.

Introducing Recording & Mixing Strategies

​Recording & Mixing Strategies is an in-depth tutorial package dedicated to every aspect of the production process.

Here's what you get:​

  • A no-nonsense explanation of all the equipment you need to record great audio.
  • Recording tips to record ANY instrument, from rock drums to classical piano.
  • Techniques for making all your instruments fit in the mix.
  • How to achieve a polished and professional vocal sound.
  • Getting a tight low-end and controlling a bass heavy and muddy mix.

Recording & Mixing Strategies take you through the whole production process...

...First you set up a home recording studio and learn:

  • How to make the most out of your equipment, even on a tight budget.
  • How to set up your home recording studio that works to your advantage.
  • A secret way to get expensive recording programs ridiculously cheap.
  • Find out how you can use a small mirror to make your monitoring more accurate.
  • Techniques on how to get the very best out of your room. Wipe the “home recording” sound out of your home recordings. Using just ONE of these tips will make your home studio sound that much closer to a pro studio.

Then You Learn Practical Recording Tips to Tackle ANY Instrument..

  • The biggest bang for your microphone buck. Get these 9 microphones and you’ll be set to record whatever you need. Page 5 – 7
  • Use this one rule to get great sounds out of average microphones. Page 28
  • Use this one simple formula to control the amount of room sound in your recordings. Page 29
  • 7 easy stereo technique for a wide and spacious sound. How to get phase-perfect stereo recordings every time with only one technique. Page 33
  • The little known drum recording technique that produces great results, even in the worst rooms. Page 46

Once You've Gotten Great at Recording...

…Mixing Strategies Teaches You a New way to Mix.

  • The easiest way to simplify your mix.
  • How to tackle depth and width in your mixes.
  • Techniques to recognize what drives your mix.
  • The 3 easy ways to make your mix sound exactly like you want.
  • Techniques to carve out a space for each instrument.

Once you’ve visualized your mix, we’ll concentrate on the low-end…

  • How to control a bass heavy and muddy mix.
  • 35 practical tips for a punchier drum sound.
  • Need a tight bass sound? Discover this simple way to place the microphone to get the exact frequency you want.
  • The 3 easy steps to a thundering tom sound
  • What exact compression ratio can squeeze just the right rock sound out of your drums.
  • How to get a bigger mix without adding clutter and muddiness. Page 36

Then we’ll create an awesome guitar mix…

  • Discover why a “dull and lifeless” guitar recording can actually make your guitars sound better. Page 16
  • The subtle EQ fixes for a cleaner bass sound.
  • The reason your guitars will muddy up your mix. Page 25
  • Over 25 In-depth and advanced guitar mixing tricks to guarantee a greater guitar sound.

Before you get the best stereo image possible…

  • Advanced panning techniques for a better stereo image
  • The only step you need to get a clear stereo image. Page 7
  • The one strange but effective way to make your panning more creative. Page 11

Followed by the 9-Step-Guide to a professional vocal sound.

  1. Editing out breaths, background noise and bleed.
  2. Subtle compression
  3. De-essing
  4. Subtractive EQ
  5. Processed, creative compression
  6. Make-Up EQ
  7. Doubling
  8. Reverbs and effects
  9. The extra mile

I know how important a great vocal sound is so you’ll also get…

  • Tips to add more meat and bones thickness to scrawny singers using only EQ.
  • The In-Your-Face Frequency that’ll push out the character of ANY vocalist.
  • An in-depth guide to vocal EQ.

Last but not least, how to finish up your mix like the pro’s

  • Production analysis of hit songs
  • The 4 ways you can spice up your production
  • How to recreate the master EQ of your favorite commercial record.
  • How to use reference tracks to improve your mixes
  • The one mixing processor that separates the amateurs from the professional. Page 41
  • How to get your mix ready for mastering.
  • Why NO Mp3 Should be allowed inside a mixing session(and how it might be seriously damaging your final mix).

Free Bonus: Exclusive Interview Package About Recording

In addition to all the great info inside Recording & Mixing Strategies, it also come with interviews with industry professionals.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

Slau Halatyn - Piano Recording

Slau Halatyn on Piano

Slau is an experienced professional engineer working in New York. He has years of experience in the recording industry and knows his way around a piano.

We discuss every aspect of piano recording, from the best microphone to use, why you shouldn't worry too much about acoustics and how to make a piano sound great! 

Randy Coppinger on Vocals

Randy has 16 years of experience working at Disney, recording some of the most famous cartoon characters of all time. He has worked with some of the most talented people in entertainment. 

We discuss his experience with recording voice-overs, using various microphones for different vocalists and the value of a great performance

Jayamal Jayaweera Musician/Engineer

​The Strategies Bundle Plus made me understand the impact each mixing element had on the overall mix. It helped me get the required presence and balance of the various instruments in the mix by using EQ effectively. Now, the mix is much more balanced and sounds more professional when compared with commercial music.

Jim Lade Musician/Composer

Mixing Strategies is the most straight-forward book I have read on mixing. Totally devoid of unnecessary technical information and jargon, this book is full of helpful, concise information. The no-nonsense book on audio mixing

Jim Z Music Producer

​Mixing was a big mystery to me. Your thoughts and instructions on EQ and such helped me get over that curve. My music sounds more polished and professional now. The difference between someone like you and the local guy who thinks he knows it all is your spark. You really have a zest for music production that is hard to explain.

THANK YOU for your E-books. The information on mixing drums ALONE was well worth the money. I would listen to other peoples "mixes" which were typically a lot of guesswork, reapply using your principles, and come out with a far better product each time. The most recent song that I did sounds SOOO good, you can hear all the instruments clearly, there's no mud, the drums are tight and punchy, the kick is dead on, and the Toms are deep and thunderous.

Chris Munson
Home Recordist

Extras: Videos on Recording & Mixing (2+ Hours)

With the Recording & Mixing Strategies Video Package you also get 11 additional videos about the various aspects of recording and mixing.

Recording Strategies Videos

The 6 step process for getting it right at the source - The 6 point process of making sure you get a great sounding instrument into your DAW. It’s not just about pointing your microphone in the right spot, it starts even before you plug in your mic.

  • The importance of getting the sound right before you even pick up your microphones
  • How to convey emotion and meaning into the musician's performance to get a great take
  • The MUST-KNOW things to keep in mind when recording ANY instrument
  • The two tricks you can do to get a good headphone mix. One is reverb but the other one might surprise you.
  • Why your pre-amps are possibly the least important part of your recording chain...

How to find the right microphone for the job - A technique rooted in the economic theory of revealed preferences tells you how to find the best sounding microphone for the job. If you have multiple microphones and you don't know which one to choose this method will take all of the guess work out of your process, making you secure with your mic selection.

  • Why comparing two microphones is easy, but throw a third in the mix and you'll need this technique to help you pick the best one for the job

Acoustic Guitar Strategies: A crash course in acoustic instrument recording - In this video we compare four different acoustic guitars to find the one for the job. In addition I show you various microphone techniques and how the acoustic guitar sounds depending on where you point the mic. Finally, we conclude with some simple stereo mic techniques. Of course, many of the techniques in the acoustic guitar video are easily applicable to many other acoustic instruments.

  • What you can learn from listening to four different acoustic guitars and how they would work in different genres of music
  • Where to point the microphones when you want more mids, body, low-end or string sound
  • How the "sweet spot" earned its name as the best starting point for recording acoustic guitars
  • Why you would want to try an unorthodox technique like miking the guitar by the guitar player's ears
  • The easy "no-phase-worry" technique for recording stereo acoustic guitar
  • How to make sure you get your microphones in phase whenever you use a spaced pair (for guitar or any other instrument for that matter).

How to shop for the best quality gear online and make sure you're getting EXACTLY what you need - My exact process for shopping for gear so I make an educated decision that leads to less buyer's remorse and makes you actually get quality stuff at the price you're willing to pay.​

  • The exact method I use to save hundreds of dollars every time I buy new equipment
  • What filters to use when narrowing your searches down online
  • How to make sure the user reviews aren't a bunch of idiots that don't understand the gear
  • How to find expert reviews to get an unbiased and professional opinion on the product you want
  • How to pick between two almost identical interfaces (the answer will be different for everyone...)
  • The best way to do microphone research when shopping for a new mic

Bonus - How to Record a Full Band In The Studio

Included with the Recording & Mixing Strategies Plus Bundle is a free bonus, "Recording Los Borders Live in the Studio" 

It's an in-depth report about one of my trips down to Mexico to record Los Borders, a really fun funk fusion band.

It covers, among other things:​

  • An illustration of the pre-production process I did before I even got on the flight to Mexico. Being prepared before you even get to the studio is half the battle.
  • The importance of tuned drums and experimentation with overhead techniques.
  • The trick to a balanced bass guitar sound.
  • What to do when you run out of microphones...
  • Doing your research into microphones and which ones work on certain instruments better than others.
  • Taking your test recording levels and making them even better.
  • How we ended up recording 7 band members at the same time and nailing 9 songs in 5 hours!
  • Extra Bonus - Free multitrack of one of their songs, consisting of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute and percussion.

Mixing Strategies Videos

How to edit your tracks so that they're tight while retaining that human feel

  • Knowing when to edit your performances and when to let it slide
  • How to edit a track when everything weaves around the click track
  • How editing your tracks makes for a more enjoyable mixing experience

How to visualize and simplify your mix - My method for knowing what I want out of a mix before I even start mixing.

  • How to plan the ultimate mix
  • The easiest way to simplify your mixes
  • How to approach different genres, from busy EDM mixes to sparse acoustic tracks
  • Using panning to create a stage for your instruments where everybody has a part of the spotlight

Three videos on mixing drums - From hard hitting toms to gated reverbs

  • 35 practical drum mixing tips for a punchier drum sound - the video version
  • How to cut the boxy mids, boost the juicy lows and boost the crack in the highs to get a thundering tom sound
  • How to route your DAW to create the elusive 80's Gated Reverb sound

Quick Guitar Tips for a Cool Guitar Production

  • Using modulation to create subtle depth in guitar lines
  • Using delays and panned reverbs to add space to solos
  • EQ'ing the guitar to find its character frequency and make it sit with other instruments

The 9 Steps to a Professional Vocal Mix

  • In depth discussion on using editing, EQ, compression, reverb and delays to mix your vocals
  • Using stereo delays to create a thick, double-tracked vocal sound that doesn't sound artificial
  • Using multiple compression models in series to get a warm and consistent vocal sound that cuts through the mix
  • Adding big reverbs to vocals that sit don't clutter up the main vocal track

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  • Mixing Strategies eBook
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  • Exclusive Interview Package

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    eBooks + Video Package

    • ​Recording Strategies 
    • Mixing Strategies
    • PDF, Kindle & iPad Format for all eReaders
    • 11 Videos With Practical and Easy To Use Tips on Creating Quality Productions
    • Bonus - Recording Funk Fusion Live in the Studio

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    • Recording Strategies 
    • Mixing Strategies
    • PDF, Kindle & iPad Format for all eReaders
    • Exclusive Interview Package
    • Free Bonus - Recording Funk Fusion Live in the Studio
    • 11 Videos With Practical and Easy To Use Tips on Creating Quality Productions
    • Bonus - Recording Funk Fusion Live in the Studio
    • One Hour Production Session - I help you with whatever you need in your sessions, from recording your own band to making your mixes sound better

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    What Else Have People Said?

    I like training that is simple and to the point. Bjorgvin has done just that with “Recording Strategies”. It’s pretty much a field guide to solid recordings in the home or project studio. Pick it up and you won’t be disappointed.

    Graham Cochrane
    The Recording

    My weaker point was the technical aspects about recording so I needed very objective information about recording and mixing strategies so these books were exactly what I needed. Reading these ebooks is the best and fastest way to improve the way you produce music. 

    Luis Maza 
    Music Producer

    Great information is what this day and age are all about. Yours is delivered in an easy to digest manner that really gets the point of an idea across.

    Jose Diaz 
    Home Studio Engineer

    Bjorgvin is an expert at breaking down complicated subject matter with language and detail that readers of all skill levels will understand. Recording Strategies is no exception. It is jam-packed with useful techniques, tips, and strategies from which beginner to advanced audio professionals will surely benefit.

    Dan Comerchero 
    Founder of The Pro Audio Files

    Rather than giving us a boring 400-page text book, Björgvin goes straight for the good stuff, with lots of tips and strategies you can implement right away.

    Joe Gilder 
    Home Studio Expert at

    Excellent books: clear, concise and to the point. The “quick tips” approach to mixing and recording makes the books easily understandable and clear. So, thank you again for your books!

    Vincent Dubroeucq 

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    About the Author

    Hi. I’m Björgvin Benediktsson. I’m an audio engineer, musician and founder of Audio Issues. I’m an Alumni from the SAE Institute and have worked in the audio industry since 2006.

    Since then, I’ve been involved with projects in the field of live sound as well as playing, recording and mixing a wide variety of music. I’ve written countless tutorials on audio production on numerous blogs and websites, as well as at my personal website, Audio Issues.

    Additionally, I’ve taught classes on music production and audio engineering, teaching the technical side of recording and mixing in addition to hosting workshops on live sound.

    Bjorgvin Benediktsson

    Let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing when I first started doing audio and music production.

    I used to move the mic around aimlessly because I had no idea what I was looking for. And whenever I hit record I always ended up with a terrible sound. Whether I was recording a musician or a full band I was never secure with the best way to approach the recording session.

    What’s more, I had no idea how all my equipment worked. I didn’t understand my audio interface or whether I was recording loud enough. I’ll tell you, even my DAW terrified me with all those different plug-ins and processors I needed to figure out.

    It gets even worse.

    Even when I tried to mix I had a hard time. 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. I know exactly where to point the mic. I get the most out of my equipment, and my DAW does everything I want it to.

    And what’s even more important:

    Mixing became fun. Using 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. And besides that, my vocals sounded better than ever as I started to recognize and eliminate problematic frequencies.

    Now, I'm paying that forward by offering concrete recording and mixing advice you can use to improve your productions immediately.

    One Hour Production Session

    With the Production Plus Package you'll get access to me like a personal trainer. Whatever it is you need help with when it comes to audio and/or production we can tackle it in the hour-long call.

    Once you purchase the Production Plus package I will email you directly and we will set up a good time for you to call. In this email you can ask me any questions you might have about production, send me your mixes for feedback or give me a general sense of whatever it is you need help with.

    Every person is different and will need different personalized help so it's my hope I can really focus on giving you in-depth, personal help to make your next productions any better.

    Here are just a few of the things I can help you tackle in our Production Plus Session:​

    • Home studio acoustics and getting the best monitoring out of your room
    • Simple tips to make your home studio sound better to get your instruments sounding great at the source..
    • Mix coaching and mix critique for your latest mixes. Send me a few of your mixes and let me know what you've been struggling with and I'll give you some helpful pointers during our session.
    • How to set up a home studio business and get more clients in your local area if you want to break out and start recording bands.
    • And anything in between!

    Looking forward to hearing what you're struggling with!

    Here’s why Recording and Mixing Strategies work. They’re easy to follow and give you results immediately. Just simple and easy to use, practical tips that you can apply to your sessions right away.

    A clear guide through the audio production process is like a treasure map. It’s easy to churn out a golden mix if you have the map that takes you there.

    • Recording Strategies is filled with shortcuts to great recordings without the tedious technical explanations.
    • Mixing Strategies offers simple to use tricks to make your drums, guitars, vocals and low-end sound tighter and cleaner.
    • And as always, a 100% money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.
    • By using the tips found within Recording & Mixing Strategies you can take your productions to the next level.