Now an Amazon #1 Best-Seller!

Get Amazing Mix Results from Any DAW Using Only EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay and Saturation.

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    Do you have a hard time making all your instruments fit together in a busy mix? Do you struggle with EQ'ing each instrument to sit in their frequency range without getting in the way of everything else? 
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    Do you tear your hair out finding the right compression setting for each track? Do you overload your mix with unnecessary plug-ins and mixing tactics that get you nowhere? 
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    Do you have a hard time using delay and reverb without cluttering up your mix? Do you get confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer sounding mix? 

If you answered yes to one of those questions - don't worry - you're not alone.

Lij Shaw

Award winning Producer and Podcaster of Recording Studio Rockstars

"This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level! Björgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from ruff to radio ready!"

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Here's My Story of How I Learned to Mix...

Hi, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson and I run Audio Issues. I've written over 1,000 articles on music production since 2008 and taught thousands of home studio musicians how to produce, record and mix their music.  

Let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing when I first started mixing.  

I thought mixing was supposed to be fun and cool but I was just intimidated. All I was doing was randomly inserting plug-ins and processors on every track, shrugging my shoulders because I couldn't really figure out how anything worked.  

No matter what I did I couldn't make it sound better. I mean, the songs changed, but I didn't really know where I was going with the mix. There was no balance to the instruments and the vocals sounded glued on and fake.  

It just screamed "amateur."  

The reason why was simple. I had no plan of action, and no concrete steps to make my mixes sound like I wanted.  

Years later, after countless hours of recording and mixing, I know what I am doing.  

Mixing became fun.  

With simple EQ and compression tricks, I got punchy drums and full and balanced instruments. I started using reverb and delay to create space and depth for that professional feel. My vocals sounded better than ever as I started to recognize and eliminate problematic frequencies, adding some secret sauce with saturation and blending them into the mix so they wouldn't feel stuck on top.  

Throughout my learning process I realized that the plug-ins I kept coming back to when I needed to make the mix sound open and dynamic were these five processors.  

  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Saturation

Now that I've learned how to master these five plug-ins, I'm paying that forward by teaching you these mixing techniques you can use to improve your productions immediately.


The #1 Best-Selling Amazon book Step By Step Mixing is my complete guide to the mixing process using only the five plug-ins you really need.  

Björgvin Benediktsson


What People Are Saying


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Al C,

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"The tips in this book instantly helped me improve my mixes. It's well worth its price and freed me from the distraction of thinking you may need the latest plug-in effects to improve a mix."

Dave Michaels,

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“As a guide to the workflow of mixing, this book is excellent. I've been recording and mixing since the late 60's and I found this book to be concise, readable and full of solid information that can help anyone improve their mixing skills. Kudos to Bjorgvin for compiling this useful and easy to read instruction manual.......he left no 'stones unturned'. - Get this book

Nathan Moser,

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The book is extremely well organized. Not only does an do an excellent job at really simplifying complex subjects, but it thoroughly goes into details with examples."


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"This was one of the best reads on the subject of mixing. Straight to the point advise that you can actually use right now. I have read most of the other writings of the author and this brings it all together in one broad stroke."

Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins

Here's what's inside:

  • Learn to get organized and simplify your mixing process to create more mixes that sound better in less time
  • Learn practical EQ tips to make all of your instruments fit in your mix
  • Learn to use compression to create punchy and tight mixes
  • Learn to use reverb and delay to add space and depth to your mixes without cluttering up the song and making yourself sound like an amateur
  • Learn everything you need to know about saturation to add that secret sauce to your songs that makes people take notice of your skills
  • Learn an invaluable process to getting your mix to translate to any speaker or sound system

Step by Step Mixing covers the theory behind each processors while giving you simple to use, practical audio tips you can use to improve your mixes.

Once you've mastered these five processors above you’ll be ready to make a killer mix in your home studio, whether you’re working on demos for your band or mixing records for your friends and clients.

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