My buddy Graham Cochrane recently posted an interview he did with Nashville mix engineer Joe Carrell.

’Twas epic.

They started talking about people’s addiction to plugins when Joe said something brilliant:

“Focus your attention on becoming a better artist.”

He’s not talking about playing guitar or singing. He’s talking about being a better MIXING artist.

As a mix engineer, you’re just as much a part of the band as the bass player.

Your instrument just happens to be a DAW.

If you focus your attention on bringing that song to life, rather than finding the perfect 1176 clone to use on the lead vocal, your mixes will instantly improve.

Just like a guitarist needs to practice regularly, so do we.

That’s why so many people have joined Dueling Mixes. They’re disciplining themselves to mix at LEAST one new song every month.

And they’re getting better and better.

If you want to join, we’d love to have ya.

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

P.S. If you haven’t watched Graham’s Joe Carrell interview yet, I highly recommend it.

Here’s the link: