EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

Welcome to MixCritMonday, the show where we critique YOUR mixes. This month we discuss common pitfalls in guitar production and mixing. “Pay attention to what you think you’re hearing versus what you are actually hearing.” – Eyal Levi WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Cutting out harshness without dulling the guitars Where to locate harshness in guitars How much distortion is TOO much distortion …

EP18 | Kurt Ballou

EP18 | Kurt Ballou

Kurt Ballou is known for having one of the rawest most brutal signature production styles. His records burst with pummeling grit, yet they’re always punchy and huge. We sat down and discussed the method behind his sonic madness with a focus on guitar tone, as well as how he built and maintained his career. One of the most prolific producers …

EP17 | Ola Englund

EP17 | Ola Englund

“I’m always trying to up my game.” -Ola Englund In the modern music industry musicians and engineers must learn to wear multiple hats in order to succeed. You might have to balance your time as a guitarist, songwriter, mixer, videographer, and blogger just to make ends meet. That’s the new normal. In this episode Ola Englund (The Haunted, Feared, Ex-Six …

TT4 | Drum Mixing Tips and Tricks

TT4 | Drum Mixing Tips and Tricks

We discuss some of our favorite drum mixing techniques. If you don’t have a great drum mix, you don’t have a mix. This can be intimidating because there are so many moving pieces to deal with. The first thing you need to get right is your overall balance. Without that your drums will either lose energy or sound disjointed. Once …

EP16 | Special Guest Josh Newell

EP16 | Special Guest Josh Newell

Luck is the meeting place of preparation and opportunity. Nobody knows that better than Josh Newell, who is regarded for his genre spanning work with artists such as Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Cynic, Intronaut, Celine Dion, and more. On this episode we discuss how Josh Newell has managed to work his way to the top LA production circles, the difference …