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4 Ways To Make $1000 a month

Wishing you could add an extra side income using your music and audio skills? It’s now more possible than ever in large part thanks to both better tools to find clients online and more people making music than ever before. Today I want to share with you 4 ways to make $1000 a month or more using the studio and the skills you already have. Pick...

4 Laws of Acoustic Guitar Recording

When it comes to recording acoustic guitar even the best and brightest of us tend to get confused. We end up recording acoustic guitar tracks that sound either overly harsh or terribly boomy – or somehow both! I want to help you out. Today I’m sharing my 4 “laws” of acoustic guitar recording. Consider these tried and true starting points for getting...

Listened to my old recordings (and discovered something)

Confession: typically after I finish a music project, I move on and rarely listen to it again. Maybe it’s because I’m over the songs at that point and ready to move on to “bigger and better” things. Or maybe I’m confident that I can do a better job if just given a fresh start on a new project. Either way, I rarely get nostalgic and listen back...

Mix Backing Vocals In 10 Minutes

If there’s one rule for backing vocals in a mix it’s this: support the lead vocal, don’t compete with it. As much as I love doubles, harmonies, and any other type of background vocal (I used to sing in an all-male a cappella group for 4 years for goodness sake!) I never let them sit side by side with the lead vocal. They need to be tucked under. So,...

Mix Synths & Strings In 10 Minutes

When it comes to mixing synths and strings there are two things I focus on: air and stereo spread. Air has to do with the way you use EQ to place your synths or strings strategically in the sonic spectrum. Without addressing this your mixes will be dull and lack life. And stereo spread is critical to having a wide and balanced mix. Ironically, you’d...

Mix Guitars In 10 Minutes

The key to mixing guitars is understanding their role in the song. No matter how incredible of a guitar tone you got on recording day, the point of a guitar in the mix is NOT to occupy every bit of top end, low end, and mid-range available. Not only that but using the power of EQ to strategically create width, separation, and focus on your guitar...

Mix Bass In 10 Minutes

A lot of bass tracks sound bad. I don’t know why, but today I’m gonna help you get a better bass sound fast. Whether you are mixing bass guitar or bass synth these mix moves will help you get a cleaner, fatter, and thicker sounding bass in just 10 minutes. Specifically, I’m going to show you my 4 favorite bass mix moves that you can copy in your DAW...

Mix Drums In 10 Minutes

Let’s talk about how to get a great drum mix fast. Whether you mix with drum loops, virtual drums, or real acoustic drums today’s video will help you get your drum mix sounding great in just 10 minutes. What I’m going to show you are 3 of my all-time favorite drum mixing moves that you can use with your stock plugins and get a great drum sound quickly....

Mix Vocals in 10 minutes

Mixing vocals well is critical to making your song sound pro. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend hours just to get them right. In fact, today I’m starting a series of videos all on how to mix each element of your song quickly – in just 10 minutes to be exact! And to kick us off I want to show you how to mix your lead vocals fast. In this video,...

How Much Does a Song Cost to Make?

Contrary to what some might say, it no longer costs $10,000+ to produce a professional song. Affordable gear, powerful software, and the internet have all combined to create a true “revolution” in professional affordability and access for the home studio musician. Today I want to break down 3 specific scenarios of song creation (from complete DIY...

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