For Home Studio Musicians Looking to Skyrocket Their Mixing Skills...


Your Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That's Helped Thousands of Musicians Like Yourself Make Pro, Radio-Ready Mixes in Their Home Studio, Using Only EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and Saturation

"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." -Al C.

Step By Step Mixing is For You If...

You're exhausted with your trial and error mix process that keeps you second-guessing yourself about whether your music sounds any good. 


If you're tired of individual tricks and wished you had a clear set of instructions on how to make your mixes sound like the professional records you love so much...If you just want a clear A - Z process on making awesome mixes, then Step By Step Mixing is your clear and concise reference guide for better sounding music in your home studio. 

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    Easy Workflow: Learn to simplify your mixing process with organizational techniques that help you make your mixes sound better in less time.
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    Practical and easy-to-use EQ and compression techniques that help you make dynamic and punchy mixes that sound great on every speaker.
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    Discover effective reverb, delay and saturation techniques that add space, depth and secret sauce to your music without cluttering up the mix and making you sound like an amateur.

"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 rough to radio ready!"

Lij Shaw  //  Award-Winning Producer of the Nashville Based Toy Box Studio and Podcaster of Recording Studio Rockstars

What are people saying about Step By Step Mixing?

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I’m a singer, songwriter, producer and now after reading this I’d finally call myself a mix engineer as well.

Before reading this I felt like I had a pretty ok understanding of mixing and just needed to fill in the gaps, but after reading this I realized that I didn’t know much at all.

I got so much out of this. This is truly a fantastic book for any new, aspiring or even seasoned mix engineers. I’ve always wanted to just sit next to some pro MEs to see how they did it and I finally feel like I had that chance.

Every page is filled with great info and at no point did it ever feel like Björgvin was trying to fill pages. Literally every page and word was extremely helpful. Keep em coming Björgvin. Great Stuff!


Tino Grigoriou

Home Studio Musician

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As an audio educator myself I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach this fascinating subject. I found Step by Step Mixing to be an enjoyable read, which focuses on the important parts.


As Bjorgvin mentions in the introduction, this might be the 20% of processors and plug-ins that actually do 80% or more of the work that needs to be done. I loved that he started with a chapter on mixing with no plug-ins. I always do that with my students, and it has proved to be a good method.


I can safely recommend this book to anyone that mixes music, whether a novice or a seasoned pro.


Haukur Palmason
Music Production Teacher and Percussionist

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If you're new or, not so new and just need a refresher for mixing with your DAW, or perhaps you have questions about why your mix doesn't sound like the ones you listen too? This book is an absolute MUST READ. 


Stop guessing, or struggling with trial and error methods. Clear concise, step by step, solid advice from a Professional whom is willing to share with you, his talents and experience.


You will find yourself reading this book more than once as it also becomes a quick reference for each of the topics and techniques that are covered.


Great read at a Fantastic price! Buy it Now, your mixes will improve. Read it a few times and your mixes will get even better, really!


Dave Columbo
Musician/Mixing Engineer

Here's What You'll Learn From Step By Step Mixing:

Get a Great Balance and a Fast Static Mix

  • How to set up your session for a faster workflow so your mix is done sooner. If you want to use processing like bus compression effectively this is the prep work you need to follow
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    How to listen critically before your mixing even starts. Before even slapping on a plug-in, it's good to be familiar with all the little things you'll find in every performance
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    Learn to use busses and groups to make your mixing easier so you can get great balance and a solid rough mix faster than ever
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    How to mix with headphones if you don't have studio monitors or need to keep quiet in your studio, without sacrificing the quality of your mixes

Create Separation Between Your Instruments With EQ

  • How to set up your session for a faster workflow so your mix is done sooner. If you want to use processing like bus compression effectively this is the prep work you need to follow
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    How to listen critically before your mixing even starts. Before even slapping on a plug-in, it's good to be familiar with all the little things you'll find in every performance
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    Learn to use busses and groups to make your mixing easier so you can get great balance and a solid rough mix faster than ever
  • How to use filters to clean up your low-end, fix your muddy mixes and get rid of harsh high-end
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    The time-saving EQ bus method that helps you mix faster with strain on your CPU
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    How to use EQ to bring out the best of the drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals
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    How to get rid of muddiness, reduce boom and add presence and sparkle to a mix using JUST EQ
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    The two-step process you need to tighten up guitars while making them cut through the mix, using my low-pass filter and bell boost trick
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    The underused frequency area where you can bring out the character of the keyboards without masking the rest of the instruments in your mix
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    How to use a shelving EQ to get rid of vocal muddiness and how to EQ a vocal-heavy song so that the backup vocals don't overpower the lead vocals
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    The most important, but overlooked aspect of using EQ to rebalance your mix to hear the separation between all the instruments in your song
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    How to keep the mid-range in check so you don't get boxy kick drums, honky guitars, muddy bass or nasally vocals.
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    Take the guesswork out of EQ with over 70 different tips on exactly when and why you should cut and boost each instrument.

Create Punch and Tightness in Your Tracks With Compression

  • How to understand every button on your compressor to effectively add punch and power to your mix.
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    How to use the ratio to squeeze your drums and make them thicker, punchier and more powerful
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    The two most important knobs on your compressor and how they affect the entire sound of your tracks.
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    Working these knobs wrong will make your instruments sound dull and lifeless
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    How to use full-band AND multi-band compression effectively (and knowing why you should be using it in the first place)
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    The sneaky way to use presets to speed up your mixing (while still tweaking them for the best results)
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    How to use serial compression to get the best of both worlds that are better than the sum of their parts. This is an incredible trick for big, in-your-face vocals
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    How to know which compressor style and emulation to use on each instrument. If you've wondered about the difference between VCA, FET, or OPTO you'll know EXACTLY when to use which one
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    The easy way to use parallel compression as an insert instead of a send to make your punchy parallel compression even easier
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    How to rebalance your EQ after compression to keep everything going smoothly. Compression alters the volume and loudness of each track so careful rebalancing is key to keeping your song consistent every time you add a new processor to the mix.

Add Depth and Space in Your Mix With Reverb and Delay

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    Exactly what all the crazy settings on your reverbs do and how you can use them to add space and depth to your tracks
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    How to know which room reverb and mode to use, and how they affect the feel of your mix
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    The easy way to add an all-around reverb to instantly create space in your mix
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    What you should NEVER add reverb to in a mix. Adding too much reverb to everything will result in a washed out mix. Make sure you keep these few things dry
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    How to use short and weird reverb settings to make bigger snares
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    The importance of correctly routing your drums for a more interesting drum soundHow to use sends to place your instruments in the mix according to how much impact you want them to have
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    Do you make these mistakes when creating separation between electric and acoustic guitars? Learn how to separate acoustic and electric guitars with different reverbs based on what they're playing
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    How to use modulated stereo delays to to keyboards. This subtle trick will add depth to your keyboards without cluttering up the rest of the mix
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    How to place backup vocals behind the lead using reverb and delay
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    The incredibly important aspect of how and why to EQ your reverbs for a cleaner mix
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    When to use mono instead of stereo delays and how to blend separate reverbs together in a mix

Add Warmth With Saturation and Make Your Mix Translate to Every Speaker

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    The best way to use tape saturation to make your mixes smoother and warm
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    You step-by-step approach to knowing whether to use saturation on a track
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    How to give your kick drum more low-end more thickness and weight
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    How to use multi-band saturation to give your snare drum more bite to cut through a busy mix
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    Using parallel saturation to create subtle thickness and warmth
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    How to add warm tape emulation to bring out the acoustic guitars in your mix
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    How to use use saturation to dirty up your keyboard patch to make it more interesting
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    Your easy process to find which saturation plug-in is the best to use to make your tracks stand out
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    The importance of slight automation tweaks to bring out the best in each track
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    How to check your mixes on multiple systems and what to look out for so that they translate everywhere. I walk you through my process of checking the final mix on three different monitoring systems and the notes I take to make my mix sound the same on each one.
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    How to fix mix translation issues when your mix sounds like it has a blanket over it
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    A simple way to bring the snare back into the mix when it sounds glued on top
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    How to make your keyboards sound smooth by eliminating honkiness and EQ'ing them to fit better in the context of the mix
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    How to make your mixes sound exciting without excessive tweaks.
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    And finally...how to know when to quit and call your mix FINISHED!

Who am I and Why Should You Trust Me?

If you're fighting to make all your instruments fit together in a busy mix, can't figure out the best compression settings for your tracks, or don't know how to use effects like reverb, delay and saturation without creating a washed out, cluttered mess of a mix, then don't worry, I completely get it.


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.

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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.


Enjoy!
Björgvin Benediktsson

Step By Step Mixing #1 Amazon Best-Seller

#1 on Amazon in Music Recording & Sound.

Outranked the engineer of The Beatles on Amazon!

Better Mixes With 5 Plug-ins, Or Your Money Back

As with all of the Audio Issues products, Step By Step Mixing comes with a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee.


I promise that following the workflow inside my eBooks will help you create more professional mixes from your home studio. After reading them you'll know exactly what to do to transform your amateur demos into powerful and professional mixes.


There is a reason my students have told me that my training has "instantly improved their mixes." Your fans will love the new professional sounds you're releasing, and you'll impress every new client that comes to your studio because you'll easily show them how good you can make them sound.


You can even read the book before you make up your mind. You can try all the tricks and keep the training for a full year before deciding whether you like them or not. If at any point you decide that my eBook didn't skyrocket the quality of your productions, simply email me for a full refund, no questions asked nor strings attached!


"I take my guarantee very seriously. I am not interested in keeping your money if you don’t learn anything from what I’m creating for you.


So if you’re not happy, I’m not happy. Simple as that."


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This book has a very down to earth approach for mixing. The step by step approach is extremely helpful and keeps you from getting lost in the process. It is evident that Bjorgvin has a lot of experience, and is able to share it in a useful way.


Lenny Bernstein

Home Studio Musician

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This book was refreshingly helpful in demystifying a topic that I’ve been trying to figure out for years. I thought I would have to completely change my life to attend audio school. But with Bjorgvin’s help, I have been able to turn a hobby into the beginning of a freelance career. THANK YOU!


Emily
Home Studio Musician

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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.


Shaka
Project Studio Producer

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Get Step By Step Mixing today and instantly start making better mixes.

Choose your package below and take action to improve your mixing skills in your home studio without buying any more unnecessary plug-ins or expensive gear.

the Step By Step Mixing System

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    Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins eBook (PDF/Kindle Format)
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    Better Mixes in Less Time eBook: The Productivity Playbook for Mixing Engineers (PDF/Kindle)
  • Mixing With 5 Plug-ins Video Course: 4+ Hours of in-depth, companion videos to the book teaching you EQ, compression, reverb, delay and saturation.

Books also available on Amazon.

Better Mixes...Guaranteed

Step by Step Mixing System + Masterclasses

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    Step By Step Mixing PDF/Kindle eBook
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    Better Mixes in Less Time eBook: The Productivity Playbook for Mixing Engineers (PDF/Kindle)
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    Mixing With 5 Plug-ins Video Course: 4+ Hours of in-depth, companion videos to the book teaching you EQ, compression, reverb, delay and saturation.
  • Crazy for Me Mix Masterclass:  Advanced mixing techniques from "Crazy for Me."
  • Parallel Processing Masterclass: The secret technique behind the final 10% of your mix

Better Mixes...Guaranteed

step by step mixing System + bonus courses

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    Step By Step Mixing PDF/Kindle eBook
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    Better Mixes in Less Time eBook: The Productivity Playbook for Mixing Engineers (PDF/Kindle)
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    Mixing With 5 Plug-ins  Video Course ($99)
  • Crazy for Me Mix Masterclass:  Advanced mixing techniques from "Crazy for Me."
  • Parallel Processing Masterclass: The secret technique behind the final 10% of your mix
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    Drum Mix Toolkit Workbook and Video Course
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    Expert Home Vocals Workbook and Video Course

Better Mixes...Guaranteed

What more are people saying?

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If you want to make killer mixes in your home studio that translate to every speaker system, whether you're working on demos for your band of mixing records for your clients, grab Step By Step Mixing right now. You'll learn simple to use, practical mixing techniques that help you get better mixing results immediately, using the five plug-ins you already have in your DAW.