Presonus Live: Advanced Mixing Part 1 [Video]

In this video, I take the song that I started mixing in last week’s 1-Hour Mix video and dive deeper into some more advanced mixing techniques.

Most of the video is focused on mixing drums, several tricks I’ve picked up over the years to get a killer drum mix.

Ask Joe #66 – Record Guitar and Vocals Simultaneously

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Questions covered this week:

  • How should I use my 7 inputs when tracking drums?
  • Should I use 2 microphones on a lead vocal?
  • What’s the best way to record vocals and guitar at the same time?

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7 Great Drum Mixing Videos

Does mixing drums intimidate you a little bit?

Yeah, me too sometimes.

The trick to being confident with mixing drums (or any instrument for that matter) is two-fold.

First, you gotta spend a lot of time doing it. There’s no shortcut around it. The more you mix, the better you get.

The second part is equally important. You need to be constantly trying new things, especially if you’re just starting out.

Just yesterday I was emailing a guy who’s been a recording engineer for three decades, and he told me he is STILL always trying to learn new things. So cool.

Guess what? There’s not just one way to mix drums. I’ve never mixed drums the same way twice. (more…)

Ask Joe #54 – Should I Master While Mixing?

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Questions covered this week:

  • How much is too much acoustic treatment?
  • How should I build a web presence to showcase my portfolio?
  • Should I master while mixing?
  • How do I deal with electrical noise?
  • How should I go about recording drums with one microphone?

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