How to Get Your Mixes LOUD

From day one, you’ve faced this issue.

You’re working on a song, it’s sounding great in the studio, so you bounce it to CD (or your iPod) and proudly walk it out to your car to have a listen.

Then you become painfully aware how quiet the mix is.

You turn the volume knob on the car stereo as far to the right as it will go, and the mix still isn’t loud enough.

What to do? (more…)