I love this.

One of my new VIP members, Thom Daugherty, is a pro guitarist. He’s toured with a bunch of cool acts, and in the last few years he’s gotten into mixing.

He left this comment in the VIP forums the other day:

“The only reason I wanted to learn how to mix was because I decided it’d be the only way the things that I produced would come out sounding the way I’d envisioned when it was all said and done.  In the year and a half that I spent on the road, I read every article I could get my hands on, and bought a lot of tutorials, but Joe’s Understanding EQ and Understanding Compression are the ones that made this entire thing make sense to me.  I’ve learned a TON from Joe.”

I love his reason for learning how to mix. He wanted to take matters into his own hands.

He’s taking the proverbial bull by the horns, rather than being a musician who relies on someone else to get great recordings.

And I’ve heard some of Thom’s latest mixes, and they sound great. He’s got a good ear for mixing, and through learning from some of my tutorials, he’s learning how to better use the tools to make his mixes sound like he wants them to sound.

It’s a beautiful thing.

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That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

Joe Gilder
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