Step By Step Mixing – How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plugins

How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plugins

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Discover the proven step-by-step mixing process that’s helped thousands of musicians and producers confidently release their records.

> Simplify your mixing process to create better mixes in less time
> Understand EQ so you can make all of your instruments fit in a busy mix
> Discover exactly how to hear and use your compressors to create punchy and tight mixes
> Add space and depth to your mixes with reverb and delay without making your mix sound washed out
> Use the special saturation secret all the pros use to make your mixes stand out (without overloading and distorting your mixes!)

Do you want to finally transform your rough demos into professional mixes you can be proud to release?

▬ Do you fight to make all your instruments and tracks fit together in a busy mix?
▬ Do you struggle to hear compression, and how to use it to create tight and punchy mixes?
▬ Do you have a hard time using reverb and delay without cluttering up your mix?
▬ Do you get confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer mix?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, don’t worry – You’re not alone.

Hi, I’m Björgvin Benediktsson, Audio Engineer, Icelander, and Author of Step By Step Mixing.

I’ve worked as a live sound engineer, a broadcast recording engineer, a professional touring musician, a freelance mixing and mastering engineer, and an audio educator.

Since 2009, I’ve been helping people like you transform their rough recordings into professional records they can be proud to release through my website Audio Issues.

But let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing when I first started mixing.

No matter how many Youtube videos I watched or plug-ins I bought, my mixes never sounded good enough.

There was no balance to the instruments and the vocals sounded glued on and fake.

If you’ve randomly added plug-ins to tracks, tweaked presets that didn’t fit, and selected inappropriate effects that weren’t suitable for your song then I know how you feel.

It was all just so intimidating.

Put simply, my mixes screamed “Amateur!” because the truth is…

▬ If you have no plan…
▬ No system to follow…
▬ Or a workflow to make your mixes sound like you hear in your head…

…you’ll waste time mixing in circles, never getting to a final, finished record you can proudly play for people.

15 years later, after countless hours working on audio and helping thousands of musicians and producers confidently make music they could be proud to release, I’ve created a fool-proof process for pro mixes.

And throughout the years I realized that the plug-ins I kept coming back to when I needed my mixes to sound open, dynamic, and professional were these five processors:

• Equalization
• Compression
• Reverb
• Delay
• Saturation

And once you follow this step-by-step mixing process, mixing will become easy for you. I guarantee it.

So if you want to…

• Know exactly what to do at every step of the mixing process
• Create separation between your instruments and master the frequency spectrum, even if you have a bunch of tracks
• Hear the subtle nuances of compression and how it can add punch to your tracks and power to your mixes
• Add spacious reverbs and subtle depth with delays without making things sound too far away or washed out
• Add warmth to your mix with saturation to make your mixes sound more professional, without worrying about overcooking your tracks

…then the Step By Step Mixing process is exactly what you need to create professional and release-ready mixes using only the five plug-ins you really need.


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