Artist Blog

In this age of loud and compressed music, sometimes the basics get lost. One of the first things that really opened my eyes to mixing was the idea of panning and stereo placement. By panning certain sounds, an engineer has the ability to create space, depth, width, and when automated, some seriously awesome effects, so let’s get into it! First things first. Kick, bass and snare sit mono. Just… obey it, ok? Yes you can
I myself have been guilty of listening to Cardi B and Migos tracks on repeat, and I believe I’ve found one of the secrets as to why her tracks can be left on repeat. It’s not so much the mixes, which are always on point, and are some of the best I’ve come across as far as clear, loud, creative mixes, but rather the arrangement of the tracks themselves. As a case study of sorts,
On my Instagram, I’m often asked about production techniques, and how to get better mixes. Mastering always comes up as a topic of discussion, as there’s a lot of misinformation out there floating around on the internet. The only job of mastering should be to make a track sound louder. That’s it. A lot of people get caught up in making a vast mastering chain, thinking they’ll be doing a lot of processing on the
I want to take a minute to address drums, arguably the most important part of any modern hip hop or pop track (other than vocals). One of the worst things to experience as a mix engineer is putting your track on, and listening only to find your drums don’t punch like you thought they did! Let’s go over some possible reasons why. 1. They’re not leveled right! Your kick should be the loudest, most prominent
What is a Haas Delay? Haas Delay is the idea that by altering the opposing channel of a panned sound, we can achieve more convincing depth. To do this, simply create a send stemming from your panned source track, preferably pre-mix. Now pan that send bus to the opposite side, and delay the track by 1-30ms. An easy way to do this is to use the Ableton simple delay. Make sure that you link the