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My Secret Weapon for Powerful and Professional Mixes

If you’re looking for a secret weapon to make your mixes powerful, punchy, and professional, you’re going to like this week’s video.

Using parallel processing is not a new technique to make your mixes sounding more professional, but if you’ve been confused about parallel compression on the whole mix, here’s my approach to make my mixes louder and more professional.

In this video, I’ll show you how this trick works both in hip-hop and hard rock.

Tl;dr (and didn’t watch because I’m lazy…)

  • Use parallel compression busses to add power and fullness to your mixes.
  • Parallel compression on the instrument and vocal tracks can add loudness and power from the bottom up instead of limiting your mix by cutting off the peaks.
  • Compressor settings:
    • Slow attack and fast-ish release
    • Blend underneath
    • Use different compressor emulations for additional color.

If you’d like more in-depth mixing techniques, personal coaching to release your songs, and mix feedback to keep you improving every month, my Audio Issues Insiders membership is opening up for a limited time this weekend only.

And if you become an Insider this weekend, I’m giving you free access to my $97 EQ Strategies – Ultimate Guide to EQ course as well.

This course will teach you how to master the frequency spectrum so you can create separation between your instruments and balance in your mixes.

If you don’t like being an Insiders member, you can cancel at any time, and I’ll even let you keep the EQ Strategies course just for trying it out.

In a way, it’s like getting EQ Strategies at 60% off!

Check out the details here and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

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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.

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