HOFA‑College’s tutors have analysed more than 21,000 student mixes. We draw on this practical experience to identify the five most common mistakes made by beginners.
In this episode, Eddie Bazil discusses using Transient Shapers in place of EQ and provides six practical examples.
Paul White explains the basic concepts behind FX chain order and gives examples of how these guidelines can be broken in order to achieve new and unique audio outcomes.
The experimental production behind St Vincent’s album Daddy’s Home made for an unusual and challenging mix.
We explore some ways in which creative mixing can add life to a sample‑based production.
Make your mixes easier by getting the bass sound right from the start.
Traditionally educated in the art of recording, Bainz has had to adapt to Atlanta rap’s studio culture. Here, he talks us through his mix of Young Thug and Gunna’s hit single, ‘Ski’.
Paul White explains the basics of Auto-Tune and demonstrates 7 tips to help you create a variety of alternative textured soundscapes.
Burna Boy’s second album Twice As Tall saw his brand of Afro‑fusion top the charts all over the world. Jesse Ray Ernster tells us the remarkable story of how it was mixed.
Eddie Bazil takes us through some of the different uses for Dynamic EQ, including enhancing drums and vocals and separating elements within a mix.
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Audio files to accompany SOS May 2021's Saturation Stratgeies workshop.
Despite the challenges of producing the album remotely, Dave Fridmann’s work on the latest Mogwai album saw the band top the charts for the very first time.
We try to improve a gypsy jazz mix, and discover that even the best references need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Saturation effects can be used in different ways to make mixing easier. Find out how...
Eddie Bazil of Samplecraze explores the various ways that delay effects can be used and applies these techniques to a finished composition.
Bands are still recording music even though they can’t use professional studios or play together — and this means new challenges for mix engineers.
These audio examples accompany April 2021's Lockdown Mixdown article.
Olivia Rodrigo stormed the charts earlier this year with her breakthrough single ‘Drivers License’. LA’s rising star Mitch McCarthy talks us through the mix.
Why let guitarists have all the fun? Stompboxes can be inspirational mixing tools.
Eddie Bazil gives us an introduction into the creative use of Phasers, with practical examples using drums, vocals and synth pads.
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