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35 Essential Mixing Tutorials from 2015

It’s been an exciting year. Putting together this roundup reminds me how lucky I am to be surrounded by a group of not only super talented audio engineers and producers, but great educators as well.

We also launched our new streaming tutorial website this month. It’s an instant and all-access way to learn from Matthew Weiss and David Glenn, and we’ll be expanding soon to include tons of exclusive courses and workshops from all of our contributors.

We’re excited to keep bringing you tons of free articles and videos in 2016. One of the best ways you can support us (did we already mention the membership site?) is by sharing this roundup on Facebook or subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Have a great new year and enjoy these videos. Sorted by release date.

Tons of useful tips for using automation in a mix.

How to add sparkle to a lead vocal in a Pop-EDM mix.

How to add texture and depth to a synth lead with delay time modulation.

Tips for managing multiple low end elements in a modern rock mix.

How you can smash a drum loop using compression, saturation and more in a mix.

How to sample and clean up a kick drum from a stereo master.

Tips for using parallel compression to add weight to a kick drum.

Tips for mixing and managing multiple low end elements in a mix including kick drum, synth pads and sub bass.

David Glenn demonstrates a recent ambient snare drum sound he created with reverb, delay and saturation while mixing a single for the band Sing Love Worship.

How you can add a custom reverb sound to your mix with convolution.

How to use effects and automation to create an extended vocal reverb tail and delay throw on a lead vocal in a Pop mix.

Tips for mixing layers of background vocals.

The fifth video in the Ask Weiss series. This question comes from Alexander Hartung: “I like the Future House style of bass. The problem is, I always see in tutorials that people mix the sub parts to mono, but if you listen to the music, the bass is mixed wide in the panorama field?!“

Mixes that sit still are boring. Drums within mixes that sit still are even worse. In this video, Producer/Engineer David Glenn walks you through his process for creating excitement and adding dynamics to a set of programmed drums.


An explanation and visual breakdown of dithering.

Tips for isolating and enhancing drum transients in a mix.

Tips for creating depth in a mix.

Some thoughts and ideas around clarity in a mix.

Five things that can help get a great sounding mix.

An analysis of different types of compressor plugins including CLA-2A, VC 160, FET and FG-401.

A video on the power of using stock plugins in a mix.

Tips for utilizing EQ on the stereo buss to polish the entire mix.

A video of a recent custom mix critique by David Glenn.

How you can route a snare drum when parallel compressing a drum buss to get even greater control over your drum sound.

Tips for recreating some of the effects in the new Waves Butch Vig Vocals plugin using free plugins.

Using combinations of effects to create a dreamy piano sound.

Tips for adding impact to downbeats and different sections of your mix.

A recording of a recent one on one private lesson with david glenn all about mixing vocals.

A tutorial on various effect combinations you can use for parallel processing on a drum buss.

How to emulate a string section with a guitar slide.

Dan Comerchero

Dan Comerchero

I'm Dan, Founder of The Pro Audio Files and Quiztones ear training apps. Connect with me on Instagram here.

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