Here's What You'll Get From Audio Issues
You’re here because you want to improve the sound of your music. Look no further.
At Audio Issues you'll learn simple and practical audio production tips you can use right away to improve your music from your home recording studio.
If you want to make your music jump out of the speakers, my goal is to help you do that. My dream is for you to email me out of the blue one day and tell me you won an award for your music because I helped you make it sound successful.
Audio Issues believes in a society where people strive to understand each other better through the power of great sounding music.
We help home studio musicians and project studio producers 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.
- Positivity - We reject the negativity of the "gearsluts" of the universe who try to drag people down instead of building them up. We believe you can make music from your home studios and we strive to give you the confidence you need to proudly release and promote your recordings, whether you're a home studio musician producing your own music or a professional engineer working with clients.
- Practicality - We strive to create music production training that is straight to the point so that you can use it right away to make improvements in your music. We try to simplify complex subjects so that you can see real progress without feeling like you're taking a boring university course, and we also strive to keep the price of our training affordable so that it's practical for you to find education within your budget.
- Playfulness - We don't take ourselves too seriously and you shouldn't either. Life is too short and everybody should enjoy it with a self-deprecating smile on their face. We try to make our tutorials, trainings and content humorous and fun so that you feel entertained and informed at the same time. Music production is the marriage of the heart and the brain, and like every odd couple, hilarity and heartbreak often ensue.
Basically, if you think this video is funny, you align with our mission and values and we can be friends.
By the way, my name is Björgvin Benediktsson, audio engineer, musician, and entrepreneur from Iceland currently living in Tucson, Arizona. I am the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins. and I help home studio musicians like yourself make a greater impact with their music by teaching them how to produce themselves.
In addition to being an audio educator, I am an expert in online impact through authority building, thought leadership and email marketing. At Audio Issues you'll learn from my 10+ years of experience in the industry and my hands-on training at the SAE Institute.
You'll learn from my mixing mistakes instead of wasting time making your own so you can become a more successful home studio musician in much less time than it took me. In a nutshell, you'll find everything you need to improve your music productions.
Thousands of home studio producers like yourself have learned from my training. Since 2006 I've written over 1,000 articles and tutorials on audio production, both on Audio Issues and for other audio publications such as MusicTech magazine, Audiotuts+, The Pro Audio Files, and Recording Revolution to name a few.
As a musician and audio engineer I know first-hand the frustrations of recording your own music.
When I first started out I used to move the mic around aimlessly because I had no idea how to record an instrument. Whenever I hit record I ended up with a terrible sound and I couldn’t figure out how to get a good take.
My songs just screamed “amateur!"
Even worse, when I tried to mix my poorly recorded tracks together I just ended up with muddy mixes that sounded like somebody had thrown a blanket over the speakers. There was no balance between the instruments and the vocals just sounded glued on and fake. I thought mixing was supposed to be cool but I was just intimated by the amount of software options and plug-ins I was supposed to use.
Today, after countless hours of recording and mixing, I know what I’m doing.
I know exactly where to point the mic to get the sweet spot of the instrument and how to get a good take from a musician. I get the most out my equipment and with simple EQ and compression tricks I’ve learned to mix punchy drums, balanced instruments and full-sounding vocals. I learned how to use effects to create space, separation and depth to make my songs get that professional sheen you hear on radio-ready mixes.
Now I’m paying it forward by offering practical recording and mixing advice you can use to improve your productions immediately.
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Whether you’re looking for a tutorial to create separation in your instruments with better EQ, training on transforming your puny home studio drums into punchy and powerful beats or a course on using the five most important plug-ins to make better mixes, I’ve got you covered.
What Do Other Engineers and Musicians Say About Their Audio Issues Experience?
I definitely enjoy getting my daily thought-provoker in terms of mixing, new ideas and fresh inspiration. You writing and sharing for free is a tremendous effort for the community.
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.
Man, your writing is so direct and simply stated. It hits home hard with me every single time; the advice is so spot on. Thanks for writing and inspiring/helping others to be creative, too!
So glad I’m on your mailing list. I hand off most of my music for mixing and mastering because I can’t be good at everything, but the more emails I read, the more I think about doing it all myself. Thanks and keep on keeping on!
Press and Interviews
The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast interviewed me about the single most important marketing strategy to succeed with your home studio business:
Audio Skills Podcast interviewed me about mixing drums. Take a listen below:
The Envato podcast interviewed me about my eBook, How to Record Great Music…With Whatever Equipment You Got!
- Show 190 – AES 2012 recap and more!
- Show 177 – Ryan tries REAPER; Recording Strategies; and more!
- Show 158 – Audio Interfaces revisited
- Show 146 – Line2Amp Vs ProRMP and more
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Björgvin Benediktsson - Audio Issues