Why HAAS and other bad stereo tips are ruining your mix, and what to do instead.

Why HAAS and other bad stereo tips are ruining your mix, and what to do instead.

Stereo is a huge part of every modern song/mixdown. We all use it, and listen to it everyday. However, not many people know that using the wrong kind of stereo widening techniques can severely damage your song. Read on to find out what to avoid, and what to do instead.

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Top 10 EQ tips...and 3 more

Top 10 EQ tips...and 3 more

I remember a moment when i thought i witnessed an EQ phenomenon. I was about 17 years old. I used to play drums in a reasonably successful band at the time. Our producer was in the studio with us and was directing the recording engineer. At one point he said “sounds ok, but i think it has a touch too much 1Khz”. My ears pricked up, and i thought, you are kidding me right. People can’t just hear a frequency and know exactly what it is. Or can they....

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Tommy Trash Method

Tommy Trash Method

A while back I did a colab with my long time friend Tommy Trash (under my alias TAISUN). It was a fun experience writing it. Tommy and I had been meaning to do a colab for years. Way back since we used to live together in Australia. We had remixed each other, but never a colab. So, we finally put some time in in the studio. It is always extra fun writing when it is with one of your best mates. I can’t recommend it enough. There were plenty of good times, laughs, and whiskeys. However, there was also lots of hard work, and even some learning. Some of the main things that I picked up from working with Tommy were….

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Layering Tips

Layering Tips

Layering is pretty much the opposite of my last blog post on Separation. In this case, you are trying to combine sounds and make them fell like they all come from the one instrument (most of the time). However, just like separation, you also don’t want the sounds to fight with each other. I generally use a combination of Instruments, Transposing, EQ, Overdrive, Compression, Stereo processing and space. Here’s how.

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Separation & Clarity

Separation & Clarity

How do you get all your sounds to be clearly separated and defined in your mix? Good separation can give your mix clarity, punch, depth, and also power. Here's some tips.

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