The #1 Technique My Students Use for Professional Mixes
If you’re anything like my coaching students, you’re looking to achieve some, if not all, of these things:
- Getting the kick and bass to groove together
- Adding warmth to your bass and presence to your guitars
- Adding depth to your vocals without making the reverb stand out
And getting a three-dimensional sound overall so your mix sounds spacious. Not just from left to right with panning, but also from front to back and inside the three-dimensional image that creates.
One of the biggest wins you can make with your mixes is to start using parallel processing to add that extra 10% your mix is lacking. If you’re not using parallel processing, you’re doing your songs a serious disservice.
When I do 1-on-1 coaching sessions with students, we walk through the multi-tracks they’re working on and I give them tips on how to improve. If they don’t have songs to work on, I supply them with practice tracks that are just right for them.
100% of the time we talk about various parallel processing tricks they can use to fill out their mix and make it more professional.
I’m guessing you haven’t gotten around to figuring out the secrets of parallel processing and that’s ok.
You may not have the means for personal coaching right now, but luckily for you, I spell out my parallel processing methods in the Parallel Processing Masterclass that’s included inside the Mixing With 5 Plug-ins course.
Here’s what Patrick, a former student had to say about adding parallel processing to the bass:
“…adding parallel compression to the bass was a complete eye opener. I’m realizing now that the bass sounded hollow prior to doing that. Mixing in some compression completely filled in the hollowness with wonderful, fat, meaty energy. So the bass now sounds super solid.”
If you’re ready to learn the power of parallel processing, whether you’d like to do it on your own or through custom coaching, check out the details of what we have to offer here.
Tomorrow I’m going to reveal what the #1 most important gear you can have in your studio. It’s not a brand-new fancy microphone, a crazy cool plug-in, or even the best pre-amp on the market. Check your inbox tomorrow