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“I love your emails, really love them! I read them every week/day/when I get them. They always inspire me and I was struggling with a mix, wanted to quit music, you know how it is. And you know why? Because the way you teach is the same way you write those emails. You write and teach in a way that completely makes the concept or the task easy to understand. I just wanted to tell you that. Even though I have known these techniques for a while and are very familiar with them and I was looking for something more advanced, I found myself saying "wow, that's a great way to look at that" a lot...I think you are a great teacher and a great musician. Thank you for reminding me that I have at least grown a bit, but even more so, thank you for inspiring me and helping me to push forward, grow, organize, plan and to stay positive so many times through the writings in your emails. I really appreciate it!”

Daniel Po Home Studio Musician

"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 Chris Munson Home Studio Musician

"Thank you for spending the time to collate all this useful information on mixing in such an easy-to-follow way. Your written (I say written because I’m yet to dive into your videos!) teaching style is lucid, direct, and with an added sense of lightness and humour which I believe are incredibly valuable for us budding musicians and producers. In a digital age filled with information overload, “gear lust”, people selling snake oil, and those folks taking it all so seriously...your voice cuts through the noise (Lol) in the best way possible! "

Tim Curtin Beginning mix engineer

Thanks a lot, Bjorgvin Benediktsson.... Kindly allow me to over-estimate your importance in the growth of my musical career from an amateur into a pro... Your information has really molded my production skills into what my clients today call good music... Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

Andika Wilson Producer/Engineer

"Bjorgvin knows what we need to know, and he shares it all, in easy to understand, easy to digest bites. Bjorgvin is a great teacher, too, and that really lends to the level of training that is unfolding here inside EQ Strategies. If you are trying to wrap your head around EQ, how to apply EQ in order to get way better tracks and much better sounding complete songs, EQ Strategies is what you are looking for."

Kern Ramsdell Live Sound Engineer

I've been applying your techniques of mixing upon my music's (which I created in FL Studio) man I tell you,it really helped.. Truly speaking I've been trying my best to create a clear mix till I somehow subscribed.. And there, you helped me out.. Bless you man.. Keep up the good work.. peace

Aminiasi Qualo Morris Sikar Home Studio Musician

"I just wanted to take the time and say how much I appreciate you doing these posts for the small guys like myself, who have a great vision in becoming successful one day in music. With your advice my projects are greatly increasing in quality."

Giovanni Major Music Student

"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."

monospeaker Jose Diaz Home Studio Engineer

"Björgvin goes straight for the good stuff, with lots of tips and strategies you can implement right away."

joegilder Joe Gilder Musician and Owner of Home Studio Corner

"Bjorgvin is an expert at breaking down complicated subject matter with language and detail that readers of all skill levels will understand...jam-packed with useful techniques, tips, and strategies from which beginner to advanced audio professionals will surely benefit."

DanComerchero Dan Comerchero Founder/Editor, The Pro Audio Files


I’m Björgvin Benediktsson. I’m the musician, audio engineer, and educator behind Audio Issues.  I’ve worked as a live sound engineer, a broadcast recording engineer, a professional touring musician, a freelance mixing and mastering engineer, and an audio educator in both Iceland and the United States.

I’m the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins and the business parable, You Get What You Give: A Simple Story for Finding Success in the Music Business, and since 2009 I’ve been helping people like you turn your amateur demos into professionally produced records you can be proud to release.

I’ve helped thousands of home studio musicians and project studio producers like you make a greater musical impact in their lives by teaching them the skills needed to grow their hobbies and careers. We do this by offering simple and practical music production and success skills they can use right away to level themselves up – while rejecting negativity and gear-shaming from the industry. A rising tide floats all boats and the ocean is big enough for all of us to surf the sound waves.

Learn from my 15+ years of experience in the industry and my hands-on training at the SAE Institute. You’ll get easy-to-use, practical production tips about music production, and audio recording. In a nutshell, you’ll find everything you need to succeed with your music and audio career.

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“This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level! Björgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from ruff to radio ready!” 

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