Are you Sick and Tired of Muddy Mixes That Sound Squashed to Death, Washed Out, and Lifeless?
As much as you want to buy that shiny new plug-in for $500 you already know that it won’t make you a better mixer.
You already have the plug-ins in your DAW that you need to get a great mix.
You see, every time I go through your survey responses after I ask what you struggle with the most, I see something along these lines:
“Understanding and efficiently implementing the mixing concepts specifically the EQ and the compressor part. As for example, how should I EQ guitars, drums and vocals such that each of them can be heard distinctly with all the details.”
“Understanding how to use compression, eq, reverb etc, and what to listen out for in a mix”
“My biggest issue at the moment is getting the snare to cut through the mix without putting too much high frequencies in it, because when I do, the cymbals get in the way and I get terrible bleed from them, also getting the snare sounding consistent but without over compressing it because it sounds artificial.”
“Creating space for each individual track with EQ. Also skillfully using compression. I just give up when it comes to compressing and reverb on vocals. pretty much”
To me it’s clear as day what you need and it’s not another expensive plug-in (as much fun as they are to play with!)
- You want to understand EQ to create separation in your mixes because so far you’ve just been sweeping around the EQ spectrum looking for a frequency you don’t know what sounds like .
- You want to use compression to make your instruments tight and punchy because they keep disappearing whenever you add more elements to your mix.
- From there you need to add depth and space with reverb and delay so your mix doesn’t sound flat and two-dimensional but so far you’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the reverb options out there and you inevitably end up either adding too much or too little.
- And lastly, when you feel like there’s a little extra missing it’s always good to add some secret sauce on top of everything with saturation.
Mixing With 5 Plug-ins is a 5 part course on mastering these five processors you need for a great sounding mix.
These are the five processors that you’ve been telling me you needed help with so I created my flagship course around helping you solve these particular problems.
In the videos we’ll take a song from a rough recording to a finished mix using only these 5 plug-ins.
Every video has two components:
- Explanations on what all the plug-ins do and how to use them in your sessions. I’ll give you a detailed overview of the frequency spectrum, I’ll tell you exactly how and when to use each type of compressor. I’ll explain some of the more complex buttons on your reverb and delay plug-ins as well as show you the different methods of using each style of saturation.
- Practical uses in a real world mixing session. After explaining what each plug-in does I’ll then use it in a session and give you some valuable techniques on how you can use these plug-ins in your songs.
I’m really proud of Mixing With 5 Plug-ins because I feel like it’s one of the best training I’ve done in the 7+ years I’ve taught recording and mixing through Audio Issues.
Throughout the years I’ve taught music production to thousands of engineers and musicians like yourself and I even have a “Feel Good” folder in my Inbox with all the positive thank you messages I’ve received throughout the years. It’s a great way to feel good about yourself whenever I start doubting whether I’m doing anything good.
Here’s what you get when you become a Mixing With 5 Plug-ins member.
We start with the Mixing With No Plug-ins video that teaches you to set up your session for a faster workflow, prep your tracks for mixing so you don’t run into problems later in the mixing phase and critical listening skills so you can start mixing with the end in mind, knowing exactly where you should take the mix before you even start.
From there we move onto EQ to help you create separation in your tracks. I teach you to bring out the best frequencies in an instrument while cutting the ones causing problems.
In our compression module we’ll put a compressor on every track to find the best setting for a punchier and tighter sounding mix. I’ll tell you what all the buttons on the compressor do and how to use the various compression emulations to get the best out of your instruments.
Reverb and Delay
After we’ve gotten a great static mix that sounds balanced with EQ and tight with compression we’ll move onto reverb and delay. I’ve modeled this video as a grab bag of tricks you can try in any of your mixes. Using effects and spaces is such a subjective thing that I’d rather give you more tips than you know what to do with so you can keep a toolkit of tips ready at your disposal whenever you need something to spice up the spaces in your mix.
The final plug-in in the series is saturation. Saturation can really help smooth out your mix by thickening up your low-end and smoothing out your highs. It’s not always appropriate to use so I will go over a few different saturation plug-ins and tell you when and where it’s a good idea to add it to your tracks.
Translation and Tweaking
A mix isn’t done just because you’ve put all the right plug-ins on it so you’ll also get a video that talks about how to get your mixes to translate to other systems. You have to make sure your mixes sound good on all speakers, not just your studio monitors so in the translation video I’ll give you a workflow on what to do do to make your mixes sound similar on every speaker system.
And finally, you’ll also get some much needed advice on when to call your mix finished and call it a day.
That’s the basic course but I’ve got some great bonuses to go along with Mixing With 5 Plug-ins, starting with our great Facebook community:
This is where you post your mixes for feedback from me and other members as you go along. It’s where we encourage each other and improve.
In addition to the Facebook community I have some brand new content called the Quickstart guide to Mixing With 5 Plug-ins, a short video that gives you a broad introduction and overview of each of the plug-ins we’ll be tacking in the course. This is great if you’re stressed for time and want easy and practical tips right away while taking the time to go through the rest of the course at your own leisure.
5 New Multi-tracks
I’ve added five new multi-tracks to the course (in addition to the one in the course and the second one in the quick start guide) so you don’t have to only mix the ones in the videos. These are multi-tracks from an album I’ve been working hard on that includes a lot of different instruments and styles.
From a folk rock song with a full 16 piece orchestra! If you want to tackle mixing real strings now’s your chance!
Even though I’m not using every single multi-track in the training videos I will be available inside the membership community to ask any questions you might have regarding these multi-tracks, how they were recorded and techniques on how to mix them.
If you plan on mixing these multi-tracks as a part of the course I’m also offering bonus weekly mix feedback sessions for any song you have. Every week I will take all the mixes you’ve submitted for feedback and critique them over the course of one hour. I’ll try my best to get through as many as possible, pointing out things that I hear in the mixes that could be improved and tips to help you implement those improvements.
The course closes tonight so you need to become a member today if you want in on the fun we’ll be having throughout the course.
Learn how to better use your EQ, compression, reverb, delay and saturation in your mixes.
Act now if you want all this training, plus the members community, bonus multi-tracks and mix feedback for any of your songs.
Go to www.mixingwith5plugins.com right now to become a member.
Looking forward to seeing you in there!