How to prep files for mixing

When sending tracks for mixing, please try to follow these guidelines.  It will help avoid confusion. 1) Name your tracks simply.  I don’t need to know that it’s “Barry’s Rickenbacher Lapsteel Guitar Left”, or “Drum Room Mid Side Ribbon 2”.  Simple is better because when there’s 72 tracks on the…

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Why bother mixing for mono?

Just heard a song by someone.  Great little tune, nice wide stereo field.  Sounds really good.  Until you hear it in mono.  Then all the guitars disappear.  Gone.  Who cares?  Who listens in mono?   Well, because as recording/mixing engineers, our job is to make sure that our products sound as…

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2014….Thanks everyone!

2014 was a really great year.  It has been the busiest year I’ve had since before the Great Recession started back in 2008 or so. Lots of recording this year, and TONS of mixing, which is always my favorite thing to do.  I updated the “clients” page as best as…

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At “work”.

Photo by Sarah Miller 11/4/14 with the Baker Thomas Band

“He does not fuck around.”

It’s not every day, or even every month,  that I get mentioned in any kind of press….which is fine….I’m happy behind the scenes, but this popped up today in an interview with Rick Barton of the band Continental in the Noise…and it cracked me up! Noise:  Let’s talk a little…

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