Everyone’s trashing Mariah’s performance. It was crappy but… If you have not sung in times square or something as big in front of hundreds of thousands of people with a live broadcast with no time to rehearse (this could be one strike for her, she has history, but we never will know) then just let’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A couple of weeks back, I uploaded a video on Youtube “3 must have FREE plug-ins”. I made a big mistake. One of three I mentioned, was free only for the limited time and was not available when I uploaded the video. But guess what, SoundToys is doing this great sale(?) for the great cause! For the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The rock/electro/pop band CliffLight released their new single Satisfy premiered on Earmilk site. http://www.earmilk.com/2015/11/02/clifflight-releases-ethereal-new-music-video-for-satisfy-premiere/ Mixed by me, fully ITB and both online/onLocation mixing process. It started with online, the producers were somewhere fancy in the world listening to the stream while I mixed. Skype session to go over tweaks. Then finalized onLocation, they joined the party […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is one of not-so-great videos I made. Why? Because this topic is JUST TOO HUGE!! There are still discussions which sounds better or worse, for what reason. Some people speak from experience, some from knowledge which might be biased. I still am too a bit biased and willing to spend $$$ for vintage analogue gear […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is something I keep in my mix template. Have you ever experienced, that you spent hours fine tuning the tracks and balancing all the sounds, only to find out that your mix doesn’t even compete to the commercial mix? Before I found this technique, I felt like this all the time. Tried different techniques […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Free plug-ins are awesome. We all tend to praise for more expensive stuff. SSL models, NEVE models, TubeTech models, or super complicated digital monster plugs. But… Do you really need it? Well, I’m not saying that you don’t need them. Definitely nice to have. But instead of spending too much money on plugs, how about starting with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Waves released a new plug-in last month. Usually there’s a sneak peek of soon-to-be-released plugins, but this time they kept quiet about this new plug-in. Not fully clear yet, but they seems to be working on a series of plug-ins that they call “Cobalt” and from my understanding, Cobalt series will be analogue emulation kinds. First […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Struggle was real. When I was at Berklee College of Music studying, it was try&error days. Everyday I worked to make my mix 1% closer to what Pros’ mix sound. While copying techniques I learned from the teacher/books/web, there were few thing that I could achieve with one or two try, but with most of those I was like “How […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How do you start your song? When talking about writer’s block, I’m always having it. Always seeking for inputs but it’s not easy to come up with something new and cool all the time. Buying sample packs inspires me, and reason I use Native Instruments Maschine is because it gives me inspiration whenever I play with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Avid released new iPad controller ProTools|Control Avid finally released long awaited iPad control surface ProTools|Control. Ever since Avid acquired Euphonix, they have been one of the leading control surface manufacture. I believe Avid started making pro-quality DAW control surfaces with ProControl system that I used to own and love, then released ICON (D-Command, D-Control, Discontinues), S6 series, S3, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.