Produce and Mix or Produce then Mix?

I thought this topic would make a good, and short summer read — as I have been asked these questions so many times: The questions: When I mix as I produce, should I bounce out the dry stems or keep my channelstrip settings and FX? Should I keep my “production reverb”? Should I bounce my mix stems with or without …

TOP-5 UAD Channel Strip plugins

The best part about a channelstrip workflow is the ability to systematically build a sound and then to ergonomically jump back and forth between the parameters within the modules. Since EQ, saturation, compression, and filtering are all interdependent, the ability to make quick adjustments between these fundamental realms makes mixing fast, free and creative. In that light, here’s a look …

Mid Side Compression

Watch our recently recorded webinar on Mid Side Compression with Elysia Alpha Compressor

Analog Warmth: Mixing Consoles

It’s funny that we sometimes don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone — and then we spend lots of time and energy to get it back!  And we are really happy when we get it back. That’s the story with analog warmth. When all there was were consoles and tape machines, everyone complained that the consoles “colored the sound” …

Softube Tape Explained

Softube Tape is a new tape saturation/compression plugin from Softube that brings great sound, intuitive controls and some unique features not found on other tape plugins like dry/wet and crosstalk controls.

Slate Digital Virtual Tube Collection Explained

Slate Digital recently introduced Virtual Tube Collection – great addition to their Virtual Mix Rack collection of API-500-like mix rack. Virtual Tube Collection comes with 3 different flavors: Hollywood, London and New York inspired by classic vintage topologies and designs, and they all sound a little bit different. They are very easy to use: each module has two different models: …

Soundtoys Delay Techniques: Crystallizer and PrimalTap

While Soundtoys most popular delay plugin is Echoboy, Soundtoys bundle contains two amazing delay plugins: Chrystallizer and Primal Tap that are underestimated by many producers. In this 1-hour long video from our recent webinar Daniel Wyatt explains who you can use those plugins in your projects showing inspiring examples of unusual effects you can’t get from your regular delay plugin. …

Brand-new Cubase Certification Program

Mix:Master:Wyatt Online has become a Steinberg Certified Training Center (one of only two in US) and has announced a new 2-month online course: Mixing in Cubase and 6-month online certification program Ultimate Cubase Certification Program. Developed by multi-platinum, award-winning audio engineer and course designer Daniel Wyatt, the new Cubase Program is designed for intermediate and advanced level producers and audio …

Soundtoys update brings Echoboy Jr to the EffectRack

Soundtoys updated their effect bundle with free Echoboy Jr. now integrated into EffectRack.  Echoboy is one of most popular plugins that you can meet in any professional studio these days. And along with other Soundtoys plugins it plays important part in the mixing workflow we teach in our #1 Mixing and Mastering course.  Few months ago Soundtoys has introduced free …

10 Mixing Reminders

1. Listen to a part of a commercial track before you start mixing….wav, mp3 or spotifiy is fine. not the whole song…just a piece to calibrate your ears 2. Take a 5 minute break for every 45 minutes of mixing….literally stand up and walk around or stretch….leave the room if possible Don’t turn the volume up and down. Set a …