Will I ever properly understand compressors?
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I’m not sure I’m good enough to mix my bands music for release?
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How do I translate the reference mix to my mix?
I want my mix to have a "sheen" without being harsh
I just can’t get the low end right.
I know the theory but I can't make it work on my mixes.
Information overload from a 1000 different voices can leave you feeling confused and frustrated with mixing when it should be fun and exciting and where we can create new music that make people dance, laugh, cry and get goosebumps!
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I am a BBC trained, mixing and mastering engineer based in Basingstoke in the UK. I started recording and mixing music in the mid-’90s from a small home studio until eventually landing my dream job working from the famous BBC's Maida Vale Studios and Broadcasting House in London.
I’ve worked with a wide variety of recording artists from Beyoncé and The Black Keys to The Cure and Rod Stewart and have been credited on records by Corrine Bailey Rae and KT Tunstall amongst many others.
I now run an online mixing and mastering business Music Mix Pro in the UK working with unsigned rock and indie bands from all over the world.
I also write regularly for the Production Expert blog and appear on the Production Expert podcast. I've also been interviewed on the Working Class Audio podcast and the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast.
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