What’s the Batting Average of Your Mixes?
Let me ask you, how many times are you happy with your mixes?
If you’re starting out, you might hate every single one of your mixes up to this time, including the one you’ll do tomorrow.
If you’ve been mixing for a while, you might finish a mix every once in a while that you really like. But the rest of them? You’re anxiously unsure about their quality.
Don’t get me wrong, they sound decent. You can hear all the instruments clearly and nothing truly stands out as being bad.
But you can’t help but wonder whether you can make it better. You have trouble finding the right reference tracks to see whether you compete with your favorite commercial releases so you deal with this nagging suspicion that you haven’t done everything you can to make your mix as good as possible.
And remember, this isn’t Baseball where a 30% batting average makes you a major league player. Just imagine if you listened to a 10-song album where three of the songs sounded great but the rest sounded like a muddy mess?
You could never be proud of that! The three good mixes would be judged against the seven shitty mixes you made on the same record, making you look inconsistent at best, apathetic at worst.
So…because you don’t want to be remembered as the Mario Mendoza of mixing, you want to get better.
So you take another listen to your mix. This time you wonder if you can improve the drums better, so you learn some techniques from my Drum Mix Toolkit and sure enough, your drums sound punchier and more powerful.
You might even decide to invest in improving your mixing skills even further and grab my Mixing With 5 Plug-ins course to help you finally understand everything around EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation.
But even after applying those mix improvements, you’re still nervous about whether your mix is good enough.
You wish somebody could tell you exactly what you need to do to make your mix as good as it needs to be. You want to feel confident in releasing your music without worrying about whether it’s good enough. You just want to know it’s good enough.
If that sounds like you, you’re in luck.
If you want somebody that can help you improve your mixes with custom mix training that helps you improve from A to Z…where everything is personalized and focused on the exact music you’re working on, not on some random multi-track that you don’t care about, then my custom mix training is for you.
My 3-Part Custom Mix Training includes:
- Three hours of one-on-one video coaching calls where we discuss your specific production problems and I answer any questions you might have around recording, mixing, mastering or audio in general. I recommend breaking this into three, hour-long calls so we have a before, during and after phase during your mentorship. This helps me understand exactly what your problems are in order to give you the necessary tools to improve your productions. It’s my goal that at the end of the program you will experience a noticeable improvement in your mixes.
- In between each call I’ll make custom mixing videos to elaborate and explain any specific mixing techniques you need help with, using your own multi-tracks so you can learn to mix them better yourself.
- Recordings of all your coaching calls to use for future reference so that if you want to refresh your memory on a specific technique after a year, you’ll be able to do that easily.
If that’s something you’re interested in doing, contact me here and let me know you’re interested.
We’ll get started from there.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Keeping Track, Music Mixing