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How to Mix Great Records No Matter What Genre You’re Working In

One of the most frequent questions I get about Step By Step Mixing is:

“Will this help me mix my [insert super obscure genre here]?”

Whether I’m teaching a particular mixing philosophy, showing an EQ or compression technique, or justing talking about approaching your mixing in general, it’s the #1 doubt people have.

All I can say is that thousands of students have used my materials to improve their mixes, working in all sorts of different genres: from folk and rock to EDM and hip-hop.

In fact, I have a Spotify playlist of released records from my students that includes genres I don’t even know the name of!

The fact is that no matter the genre you’re working in, my approach to mixing is systematic in such a way that it works for everyone.

That’s what’s so great about having a mixing system instead of a bunch of tricks. It helps you throughout the whole process and enables you to tackle any song, in any genre, and come out on the other side with a professionally finished mix.

Are there particular techniques that lend themselves better to certain genres?

Sure, punchy parallel compression on the drums might sound more relevant on a rock song than a quiet folk song, but you can still use the same technique in EDM and hip-hop to create massive power in your beats.

Having the ability to mix any genre because you understand the fundamental approach to mixing a record – whatever the song throws at you – is an invaluable skill you need if you want to be a successful, multi-faceted mixing engineer.

I wouldn’t want you to be pigeon-holed as only the rock mixer, or the R’n’B mixer, or the pop mixer. I just want you to be the mixing engineer people come to because your records sound amazing.

That’s what Step By Step Mixing helps you achieve: Great mixes, no matter the genre.

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If you’re looking to join them in their success, get your copy of Step By Step Mixing right here.

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About Audio Issues and Björgvin Benediktsson

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.  Björgvin is the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing and the founder of Audio Issues. He helps musicians and producers turn amateur demos into professionally produced records they can be proud to release.

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.

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