Stubby squashed your mixes!
As you snore away, dreaming of perfectly dynamic mixes with just the right amount of compression, the third Yuletide Trickster makes his way to your studio.
Stubby, or Stúfur as his brothers call him, is the third brother to come down from the mountain.
He’s a tiny little twat with a huge inferiority complex and he loves making everyone feel as minuscule as him.
He sneaks into your studio while you sleep and opens up the last mixing session you worked on. He finds the threshold of your compressors and pushes them all the way to the ground, making all of your instruments sound overcompressed and small.
When you wake up to finish your mix you can’t understand how the big and powerful mix you left just a day before has transformed into such a tiny tune.
But not to worry. The gift awaiting in your shoe today is an excerpt from my Mixing With 5 Plug-ins course that helps you understand what all the buttons on your compressor do.
After you watch this video you can reset those thresholds and get back to the big and powerful mix you had before:
If you’d like to get professional-sounding mixes you can be proud of, using only the five plug-ins you already have in your DAW, then head on over and join Mixing With 5 Plug-ins here.
The next Yuletide Trickster is a mean and scrawny one who’s going to suck all that warmth out of your mixes. If you’re worried that your mixes are sounding too thin, make sure you read our next email!