Top-Down Mixing (Ft. Emmure)

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Sick of the individual instruments in your mixes not gelling together properly?!? Tired of your drums losing all of their punch during mastering?!? Ever wish that there was a quicker, more efficient way of getting your mixes from “raw and boring” to “polished and exciting”?!? Sounds like you need some Top-Down Mixing in your …

Mixing one of the best drummers in metal [ft August Burns Red]

This man is a straight up BEAST! Shells, rooms, mics, heads… all of that stuff definitely matters, but when it comes to drum sounds, the biggest factor is and always will be one thing: the player. There’s simply no substitute for a great player laying down a great performance – all the samples and editing in the world can’t replicate …

Vocal FX Mastery

Vocal FX Mastery (Ft. Architects)

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Ever heard the saying: “The Vocals Are The Center Of A Mix” ? Well… It’s 100% true. However, we’re not talking about a static, bone-dry, boring vocal in this case, but rather a vocal that’s swimming in pure emotion, slotting-in perfectly with the ambient vibe of the track in which it’s placed. The key …