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Free Mixing Checklist and a Quick Way to Clear RAM in OS X


Hey, guys. In this video, I want to introduce you to a blog post that I wrote that I think will help you tremendously. I use it as kind of a guide — a checklist of sorts for my mixing process.

Again, every song is going to be different. There are going to be some things that I would use this for, and again, some things maybe not so much.

But in general, I think this is a great guide for my workflow, and I would love to present it to you, let you read it, check it out, experience it for yourself, and then tweak to taste, but it’s called “How to Mix a Song and my Mixing Checklist.”

If you go check it out, feel free to please share it, but really it just breaks down from Mix Prep, Session Management, stuff that we’ve already talked about, all the way through to some of the plug-ins that I use, the rough mix process, thoughts that I’ll ask myself, etcetera.

So please, go check out this article, “How to Mix a Song, and my Mixing Checklist.”

Save it to your favorites, put it there when you’re first getting going with The Mix Academy. Check this out, reference it. I think it could be really valuable to you.

The other thing that I wanted to show you was a couple of apps that I use — really one app that I use. It’s up here, you’ll see it’s 15 GB. I have an iMac 5k, released early this year, 2015, whatever month you’re in The Mix Academy.


What this does is it will free memory that your computer uses, or stores, or has set to the side. Forgive me, I’m not a computer whiz, as much as I’d like to be at least.

What will happen is when I start working on a session and maybe I’ve got Chrome open. Chrome — Google Chrome eats a lot of memory, or any native app or anything that uses RAM.

Well, this will release that RAM once I’m done using those programs. So I can go Clean, or if you pay for the updated version, I think it’s a couple bucks, you can do the extreme clean, and it will run a clean sweep of RAM that’s no longer in use and relieve that for you to continue working with your DAW.

So, that’s a really botched explanation, but trust me, Memory Clean is a great one. Upgrading to the Pro version is awesome. There’s also Free Memory, and it actually may be in this list here… Maybe not.

But Free Memory Pro is I think another one. But there’s a bunch of them you can see here. I’ve only downloaded Free Memory Pro and Memory Clean. A buddy of mine who is much smarter than I am when it comes to the extra stuff with computers hit me up and said Memory Clean was the best one that he used, and so I trusted him.

So short and sweet video, but I hope you’ll check that out. Could come in handy. If you’re on a PC, I’m not familiar with any apps that do the same thing. I’m sure they exist, so please feel free to post that in the forums and help the people out who are working on PCs.

There you go, and more videos to come in the future! Thanks again.


David Glenn

David Glenn

David Glenn is a producer/engineer/musician based out of Orlando, FL. Credits include: Pablo Villatoro, Blanca Callahan (Group 1 Crew), Aimee Allen, and more. Learn more and get in touch at

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