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Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business

Mixing Music is a podcast hosted by mix engineer, Dee Kei (@DeeKeiMixes) and Lu Moreno (@MasteredByLu). A show about mixing techniques, audio production, mindsets, business advice, and all things Dee Kei & Lu have learned and will continue to learn through their music careers.

Unfortunately, we are no longer offering free mix feedback via email. If you would like for us to give us feedback on your music, please apply at mixingmusicpodcast.com

The Mixing Music Podcast is sponsored by Antares (Auto Tune), Plugin Boutique, Lauten Audio, Spreaker, Filepass, & Canva




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How to Hear Compression | What to Listen for and How to Use Compression
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We Need REAL Singers! (Auto-Tune Tips) | MMPOD Exclusive
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Multiband Compression vs Dyamic EQ with Sonic Scoop | MMPOD Exclusive
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What Is Your Sound? | Comparing Other Engineers and Defining Tonal Patterns
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Use Your Ears, NOT Your Eyes | MMPOD Exclusive
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Starting and Ending Mixes | What to Focus On and How to End Mixes Strong
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Expectations for Mastering with Al Schmitt | MMPOD Exclusive
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5 Essential Mixing Tips with Todd Peterson | MMPOD Exclusive
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How To Prep Your Sessions for Mixing | Setting Expectations with Artists
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Clean Up Your Effects with Help Me Devvon | MMPOD Exclusive
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The Compressor Everyone Is Afraid Of with Ian Shepherd | MMPOD Exclusive
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What It's Like Being a Full-Time Engineer | Hot Takes with True Peak Hour
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Do You Even Saturate? with Sage Audio | MMPOD Exclusive
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Should You High Pass Everything? | MMPOD Exclusive
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Vocal Production With Sendai Mike | A Day in the Life of a Vocal Producer
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Mixing is Easy? with Chris Lord-Alge | MMPOD Exclusive
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Mastering Misconceptions | MMPOD Exclusive
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The Secret to Going Full-Time with Music | Diversifying Income
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The Mastering Process | MMPOD Exclusive
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Mix Perspective with Alex Kapranos | MMPOD Exclusive
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From Audio Engineer to Producer | An Exclusive interview with David from Mixbus.TV
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Mix Bus Compression with Gregory Scott | MMPOD Exclusive
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Sample Rate and Digital EQ with Bernie Grundman | MMPOD Exclusive
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Calling Out ALL ENGINEERS! | Please Stop Doing this One Thing!!
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Mix Rejections with Dave Pensado | MMPOD Exclusive
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DI Guitars and Re-amping with David Wrench | MMPOD Exclusive
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Breaking Down the Biggest MYTHS of Audio Engineers! | Creating Success with Busy Works Beats
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Vocal Effects with Greg Wells | MMPOD Exclusive
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Attack and Release on Compressors | MMPOD Exclusive
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Things They Don’t Teach You in Music School | Advice for Audio Engineers in the Real World
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Reference Mixes with Dave Pensado | MMPOD Exclusive
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Little Changes for Big Results with Joe LaPorta | MMPOD Exclusive
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Secret EQ Tool to Help Your Next Mix! | Gullfoss by Soundtheory
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Mixing Comfortably with Michael Brauer | MMPOD Exclusive
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Stacking Vocals with Kuk Harrell | MMPOD Exclusive
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You Are EQing All Wrong! | The Importance of Subtractive EQ
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Can You Mix on Headphones? | MMPOD Exclusive
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Vocal Compression with Joel Hamilton | MMPOD Exclusive
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Understanding Compression | Macro-Dynamics vs Micro-Dynamics with Panorama Mastering
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Acoustic Treatment with Dave Pensado | MMPOD Exclusive
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Mixing 808s with IRKO | MMPOD Exclusive
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Making More Dollars Per Hour with Automation | Inside the Mind of Mark Abrams
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Respecting the Mix with Chris Gehringer | MMPOD Exclusive
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The Importance of Gain Staging | MMPOD Exclusive
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5 Mixing Tips to Try Today! | Lessons Learned From Watching Dee Kei Mix
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Loudness, Metering, and Musicality with Dave Kutch | MMPOD Exclusive
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How Many Monitors Do You Need? | MMPOD Exclusive
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Mixing Secrets from Leslie Brathwaite! | Mindset, Growth, and Advice from the Master
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Adding Impact to Music with Michael Brauer | MMPOD Exclusive
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One Plugin Can Change Everything | MMPOD Exclusive
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You Are Better Than You Think You Are | Confidence vs Ability with Braeden Flint
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Everything Affects Everything with Gregory Scott | MMPOD Exclusive
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Compression with Kevin Davis | MMPOD Exclusive
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The Most Important Skill to Go Full Time in Music | Hanging Out With Ben Wallick From Secret Sonics
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Learning to Listen with Marcella Araica | MMPOD Exclusive
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Fixing Phase Issues with Young Guru | MMPOD Exclusive
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Using Vocoder and Delays with Stargate | MMPOD EXCLUSIVE
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Widening Vocals and Using D-Verb with Dave Pensado | MMPOD EXCLUSIVE
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10 Reasons Why Your Mixes Suck! | Easy Ways to Improve Your Mixes with Braeden Flint
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Speaking The Language of Your Clients with Leslie Brathwaite | MMPOD Exclusive
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Creative Drum Sampling with Finneas | MMPOD Exclusive
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Speed Up Your Workflow! | The Importance of Proper Routing and Templates
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Mastering Lessons from Mike Bozzi | MMPOD Exclusive
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Mixing In a Car?! Ft Leslie Brathwaite | MMPOD Exclusive
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Techniques That Actually Help You Mix Better! | Using Advice from Grammy Winning Engineers
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You Are Doing Too Much! | How To Stay Focused During Mix Down
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Balancing Marriage as an Audio Engineer | Special Interview With My Wife
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The Art of Listening | Training Your Ears and Your Ego to Become a Better Mixer/Producer
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Stop Leaving Money On the Table | Systems with Brady from Sonido
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Becoming an Engineer in New York | Catching up with Chasestyle
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Running a Studio in Nashville | Interview with Sean Giovanni
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The Secret Art of Mastering | What is Mastering Audio?
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What Kind of Jobs Can You Get as an Engineer? | Different Careers for Audio Engineers
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The Truth About "Mix Tricks" | Understanding the Theory, Principle, & Practical
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Setting Up a New Room | Questions to Consider When Setting Up a New Music Studio
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How to Use Limiters | Everything You Need to Know About Limiting
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How to Find New Clients | Dee Kei Reveals His Secrets!
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Having Troubles Keeping Mixes Consistent? | The Truth About Different Mixes
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How to Get Paid as an Artist | Why Do Artists Fund Everything?
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My Favorite Vocal Compressors | Dee Kei's Current Vocal Chain
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Is Moving to LA Worth It? | Things to Consider Before Making the Move
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Looking Forward to a New Year | Setting Goals for 2022
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A Year in Review with Dee Kei and Lu
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The Secret to Accelerated Success | The Importance of Building Teams
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How Much Should You Charge for Mixing? | Different Factors to Consider
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How to Stay Excited About Mixing?! | Hanging Out with Jesse Ray Ernster
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Monitors and Youtube Channels I recommend | Life Update with Dee Kei
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Red Flags in the Music Industry | Avoid These Things!
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Should I Keep My Day Job? | The Truth About Going Full Time in Music
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Going Through the Mixing Process with Jeff Jackson
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What We Learned From Producing Bands | Recording Techniques for Live Instruments
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Are You Compressing Too Much? | Interview with Mixer, Tyler Scott
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Is Sonar Works and Room Correction a Scam? | We Have News For You...
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You're Bass is Killing the Mix! | Balancing Kick and Bass
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How to Avoid Burnout! | Balancing Personal Happiness with Customer Service
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Do This BEFORE Mixing Your Own Music! | 3 Reasons Why Mixing Your Own Music Sucks
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Let Your Audience Listen to Your Music! | The Importance of Modern Production Techniques
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How to Make More Per Hour! | Systems with Chris Graham
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Don't Ever Lose Files Again! | File Management and Hard Drives
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Creative Reverbs and Delays? | Adding Depth with Cool FX
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How to Charge for Mixing Online | Interview with Andrew about Fiverr
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Do LUFS Matter? | New Loudness and Normalization Protocols for Spotify
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What's the Best Computer for Audio? | All About Computers with Lu & Henry
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Don't Use Too Much Saturation! | How to Use Clipping vs Saturation with Bob Horn
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How to Properly Gain Stage | No More Distortion!
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Secrets from the Master | Interview with Bob Horn
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What is a Playback Engineer? | Interview with Dan Giffin
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Want to Mix Full Time? | Why Recording is the Key to a Career in Mixing
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Is Music Your Career or Hobby? | Defining the Difference Between Hobby and Career
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Vocal Production Tips and Techniques! | Get Better Vocals
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Mix Breakdown with Michael Van Wagoner! | BONUS EPISODE
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How to Make It In the Music Industry | Balancing Work and Life
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Don't Let Your Mixes Get Foggy! | Uncovering Masking Frequencies
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5 Things Overlooked by New Engineers! | Don't Forget to Do These Things!!
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Mixing and Mastering Plugins from Izotope
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Mistakes Make You Money! | The Power of Learning Through Mistakes
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Why is Antares the Industry Standard for Auto-Tune? | Auto Tune Unlimited with Henrik
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Lessons from Lu | Birthday Special with Lu Moreno!
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The Secret to Success! | Staying Open Minded and Curious
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Soundproof vs Acoustic Treatment | What's the Difference?
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Get Better FASTER! | 5 Tips to Help Improve Your Mixing
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USE YOUR EARS! | The Power of the Bypass
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Equipment We Use and Recommend | Gear Alert!
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What New Plugins Are We Using? | Plugin Updates
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Hanging Out with Chris Brown's Engineer, TEEZIO | Mixing, Monitoring, Just Chatting
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How Much to Charge for Your Work | INTRO MUSIC COMPETITION $100 PRIZE!
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Special Production Techniques, Touring, and Songwriting with Special Guests, SEGO
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Celebrating Black Music with Gary Biddy | The Beauty of Trauma and Truth
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Analog Vs Digital | The Final Conversation
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All About Dynamics! | LUFS, Compression, Loudness Wars, Etc
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How to Use Reverbs! | Pre-Delay, Types, Tones, etc
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Cutting VS Boosting | What to Do With EQ
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The Ultimate Advice for NEXT LEVEL Mixing | Use Your Heart, Not Your Ears
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How to Not Get Fired | 10 Rules of Studio Ettiquette
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How to Make Mo' Money From Music | Picking a Niche VS Expanding Your Skillset
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How to Start a Mix and How to Know It's Done | TEMPLATE GIVEAWAY!
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How To Grow Your Music Business | How to Advance Your Career
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I Bought New Plugins! | Plugins Update and Announcements
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How To Mix 808s | Low End with DJ ICEE
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Working with J Cole's Label, Dreamville | An Interview with DJ Icee
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What is Music Production? | All the Stages and Steps of Music Production
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How to Gain Confidence as a Music Professional | The Steps of Self-Improvement
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Choosing the Best Vocal Microphone | Mics 101
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The Truth about Home Studios | How to Get Better Productions at Home
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Why are Studio Monitors Important? | The Truth About Monitoring
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How to Get More Clients | Customer Service 101
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Learning How to Record with Shaun (@rawtechstudios) | Hip-Hop Audio School
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CHECK OUT THIS PLUGIN! | Gullfoss by Soundtheory
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ANNOUNCEMENTS | Dee Kei Had Another Baby!
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How to Mix Vocals to a 2-Track | The Truth About Mixing Vocals
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How to Convert More Clients | Adapting in the Recording Studio
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How to Market Your Music 101 | How to Think About The Business of Being an Artist
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Is Outboard Gear Important? | Dee Kei and Lu Discuss Using Analog Gear
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RETROSPECT IS A B*TCH! | How to Balance Confidence and Humility
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Lessons We Learned from Recording | How Tracking Has Helped Our Mixing
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How to Use Dynamic EQs | Why We Love to Use Dynamic EQs
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Mixes That "Translate" | The Importance of Checking Mixes on Different Devices
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Speed is EVERYTHING | Efficiency in the Studio
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My Top 3 Most Used Plugins | Thoughts on EQ, Saturation, and Compression
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How to Prepare Your Files For a Mix Engineer | Free Mix Prep Guide
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F*ck Your Excuses | Believe in Yourself
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How to Get Vocals Bright Without Getting Harsh | The Perfect Top End
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Gain Stage | Keeping a Low Noise Floor
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4 Steps to Better Music Production | How to Make Better Music
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Mixing Q&A | Warren Huart from Produce Like A Pro (Pt. 2)
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How To Get Better At Mixing | Should I Go To School To Study Audio?
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Quick Announcement & The Importance of Passion | Why You Need To Believe In Yourself
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Communication is KEY | How to Have Happier Clients
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How to Get Better Recordings | Warren Huart from Produce Like A Pro
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Song Breakdown | The Importance of Good Songwriting with Michael Van Wagoner
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Vocal Microphones, Headphones, & Finding Your Niche | FAQ with Dee Kei
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The Benefits of Moving to LA | Interview with Ryad Chaoui Part 2
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Dropping Everything and Moving to LA | Interview with Ryad Chaoui Part 1
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Free Resources and Online Class Available Now! | Get Real Sessions to Practice On
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Mixing Wyclef, YBN Cordae, & Many Others | Interview with Alejandro "TOCH" Fontanez
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Analog vs Digital | Why I Prefer Plugins (In The Box) Over Outboard Gear (Analog)
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Eq & Compression pt2 | Quit Using It so Damn Much.
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The Truth About Presets and Templates | Expanding Your Musical Repertoire
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Mix Breakdown | Funk, Lo-Fi, and Distortion with Salt
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Should You be Charging More? | Building your Music Business with Kaden Killpack
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Why Your Mixes Suck! | The Importance of Referencing and Critical Listening
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Signal Flow, Routing, Gain-Staging, Recording Vocals, & Recording Drums | FAQ with Dee Kei
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Being Efficient in the Studio | Using Bounce Butler with Chris Graham Mastering!
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NAMM Special | Visiting Different Companies at NAMM 2020
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NAMM Special with Grammy Nominated Mixer Jesse Ray Ernster (@jesseraymix)
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EQ Techniques | Discussing EQ with Shaun from Raw Technique Studios
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Mix Breakdown | Getting the Perfect Low-End with Nels and Meikan
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PLUGINS! | Some of Dee Kei's Favorites
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How to Make Money From Music | 3 Misconceptions About Music Careers
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What is Saturation and How to Use It | Make Your Mix SLAM!!
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Black Friday Purchases | Dee Kei Shares Some Personal Thoughts
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Why Monitoring is So Important! | The Most Important Gear in Your Studio
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Common Mix Mistakes to Avoid! | Watch For These 3 Things That May Ruin Your Mix!
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Mixing Misconceptions | What Is Mixing Pt2
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Lessons I Learned at AES 2019 | What Grammy Winning Engineers Have in Common
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Using Antares Plugins | Henrik Bridger Explains How Antares is Helping Producers and Mix Engineers Around the World
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How To Become More Effective By Using The 80/20 Principle | Brian Hood From FilePass & The Six-Figure Home Studio
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Should You Master Your Own Mix? | Streaky Mastering
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How to Get More Clients | Quick Ways to Increase Your Clientele
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How to Treat Background Vocals | With Leo Cashin
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The Importance of Confidence | How Believing in Yourself Makes Your Clients Happier
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The Importance of Social Media | Shaun from @RawTechStudios
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Common Mix Mistakes | Shaun from Raw Technique Studios
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How to Deal With Crappy Clients | Patience is Your Job with Juan Don
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Mix Breakdown | Talking with Jesse Ray Ernster About Burna Boy's New Album
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Distortion and Dithering | Ryan Morris
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Vocal Chain | How I Process Pop Vocals
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Charging Money | How to Charge Your Clients
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What is Mastering? | Ryan Morris
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Failure and Fear
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Networking | What We Do Is 95% People Skills
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How to Spend Your Money | What to Buy
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Motivation | How to Stay Motivated
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Compression and EQ
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Mix With the Masters | Lessons I Learned From Leslie Brathwaite
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Systems and Websites | How to Be More Efficient
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Studio Gear | What Equipment Should You Buy?
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So You Want To Be a Mix Engineer? | How to Get Started
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What is Mixing? | The Basics of Mixing Music
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Giving and Receiving Feedback | Why Most Feedback Sucks!
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Welcome to Mixing Music | The Ultimate Guide for Aspiring Mixing Engineers and Music Producers
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