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Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Posted by in Mastering, Saturation, Ssh! on 20. Mar, 2016 | 7 Comments

Disclaimer: In revealing this secret, I’m refraining from judgment of the Award Winning Mastering Engineers that service using this technique. The use of this technique may upset some when they learn of it—don’t blame the messenger. Okay, here we go. I’m playing with fire by even discussing this outside of Professional Mastering circles. I’m about to blow the […]

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Posted by in Mastering, Ssh! on 18. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

Everyone is talking about professional mastering services. You’ve heard all sorts of buzz about how important mastering is. You probably heard that mastering is required to get that radio ready sound. Why is mastering so popular? What I have to say about mastering will certainly change your outlook! Is Mastering That Important? What happened to mixing? My Professional […]

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Posted by in Mastering, Mixing, Ssh! on 16. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

Have you ever compared your mix to professional mixes and masters? Sure you have! I’m talking about when you’ve just finished—or just about finished—your mix, and you want to see how it stacks up to some of the greats.   Chorus to Chorus You probably first tried doing this by skipping to some random part of […]

How to EQ Your Snare Drum Like A Mixing Pro!

How to EQ Your Snare Drum Like A Mixing Pro!

Posted by in EQ, Mixing, Ssh! on 11. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples while mixing. I can’t tell you “exactly” how to master equalization to get a killer professional sound, but I can give you some guidance and techniques to help you find the way while mixing and mastering. Let’s start with EQ’ing the top mic. Learn The Frequencies […]

Master Pro Snare Drum Microphone Placement!

Master Pro Snare Drum Microphone Placement!

Posted by in Recording, Ssh! on 09. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples during mixing.   If you’re recording your own drums, or recording as a service… Every part of the snare drum produces sound—including the side shell. It’s important to know which parts you want to record. In my humble opinion, you should record all of them […]

Need A Snare To Pop? Clip, Don’t Squash!

Need A Snare To Pop? Clip, Don’t Squash!

Posted by in Mixing, Ssh! on 08. Mar, 2016 | 4 Comments

  Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples while mixing. …finally, let’s discuss mastering the art of clipping. Most of the time audible clipping is not a desired or professional sound, so care must be applied to avoid making any clipping audible—unless the sound of clipping is your artistic goal. While analog—or analog modeled—clipping […]

Mix Professional Snare Sounds Without Samples!

Mix Professional Snare Sounds Without Samples!

Posted by in Mixing, Recording, Ssh! on 04. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

This is an introduction to a series on getting a professional snare sound without using samples in the mix. If you have ever recorded real drums, you probably noticed that they didn’t sound as big, clear, professional and mastered as the drums on some of your favorite records. The snare is usually the most lacking when recording […]

The Snare Drum Mix Saturation Secret Sauce!

The Snare Drum Mix Saturation Secret Sauce!

Posted by in Mixing, Saturation, Ssh! on 02. Mar, 2016 | 4 Comments

  This is part of a series on getting a professional snare sound without samples.   Saturation is one of the biggest recording and mixing secrets to getting a professional mix, because it’s rarely talked about, and it’s used regularly on recording & mixing services for  major label recordings and mixes. It should be very educational to inform you […]