EP81 | Mixcritmonday Papa Roach Edition

EP81 | Mixcritmonday Papa Roach Edition

For this mixcritmonday episode we’re changing things up and critiquing 3 of your mix submissions for this month’s Nail the Mix competition.

Wondering what it takes to have us pick your mix for our top 20? Pay attention, because we’re going to explain the attention to detail you should strive for. Also, it’s time we sat down and had a serious talk about whether you’re mixing for the song and artist or for yourself. This is info that will serve you well for all your mixes, not just Nail the Mix entries.

When you have really good post production sounds you shouldn’t need anything more than a clipper and a limiter to get them to really cut through.” – Joel Wanasek


– What it takes to make A level mixes
– The importance of mixing for the artist, rather than yourself
– Understanding the competitive nature of radio
– Getting ambiences to gel in your mixes
– Mixing with genre in mind
– Making sure a song’s intro doesn’t eclipse the rest of the song
– Balancing guitar tracks
– Making electronics work in your mixes
– Properly using eq automation to create consistency
– And much, much more


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Comments 2

  1. This was the first time I have heard one of your podcast. I loved it. I thought hearing a mix then listening to your comments about it was valuable and informative. I can’t wait to learn this genre from you. I am going to eat it up like candy.

  2. I wound up mixing the song last night. Still need to address automation of guitars and vocals/FX, etc., to really make it all gel. It sounds pretty darn on par with the reference. I’m very happy with the results.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on how I can improve and what I did well.

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