What if I told you that it's not entirely your fault that your mixes don't turn out the way that the pros do?
Yes. I'm serious... Look, I'm all for self-reflection and taking accountability for your own results, but how many times have you seen one of the top mixers in the industry use a certain EQ or compression technique and then tried it for yourself only to be miles off from the results that they produced?
Am I right?
You see, most of the sessions that the industry elite are working with have been recorded by seasoned engineers in incredible recording studios with tons of expensive outboard gear.
Trust me, it makes a huge difference...
In reality, outside of the top 2% of mixers, the rest of us mere mortals are dealing with sessions that may have a few good recordings, but overall lack quality (and in a lot of cases lack A LOT of quality).
The answer? You need to learn to deal with imperfect tracks. On one song it may be the drums, the next it may be the lead vocal, or a combination of many issues. The fact of the matter is if you don't practice mixing with less than stellar recordings it's going to be extremely tough to make your mixes stand out.
This is where The Mix Academy comes in.
Once inside the member's area, you'll find a wide range of recordings to work with. Some will be recorded extremely well, but almost every song we feature will present the exact challenges that you need to face in order to develop at any reasonable pace.
Sound intense? Fear not! I'll be there with you every step of the way presenting multiple ways to deal with these issues. I'm going to help simplify the process of mixing songs that present issues due to a sub-par recording process.
I've got you! So what are you waiting for? We've got work to do! 😉