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Mixing While Producing…Should You Do It?

Before jumping into whether mixing while producing is a good thing or a bad thing, please take a second and let me know which workflow you prefer.   Many producers, myself included, love to mix as they produce.  The argument is that in EDM more than any other genre, mixing and producing are one in the same. The way you EQ, compress, distort and process a sound can turn it into a completely different sound.  So mixing becomes part of the sound design and the lines between the two begin to blur. In the end it’s a matter of personal …

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What Style of EDM Do You Prefer for a Course?

Which style of electronic music would you like to see made into a full course?  Watch the video with the audio samples and then use the form below to make your choice.  

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Introducing the Beat Tweaks Academy

It’s finally here.  After years of of testing, gathering feedback and suggestions from thousands from across the world, the Beat Tweaks Academy is ready for the world to see. If you want to learn how to produce, mix and master electronic dance music, become a professional producer, release your music and turn it into a career, then this is the place for you. When you sign up for the academy you get access to every Beat Tweaks course, exclusive content, member only resources and an exclusive community where we can all help each other out and where you can get …

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How to Use an Expander for Punchy Drums and Mastering

Sometimes no matter what you do, your drums are just not as big and punchy as what you hear on other tracks.  In this video, I’ll show you how to use an expander plugin to bring out the punch of the drums during mastering.   You can use the same concepts and use an expander to make your drum loops, kicks, snares, percussion and other instruments sound more punchy and give them extra attack and power. An expander plugin is kind of the opposite of a compressor.  While a compressor is designed to turn things down, an expander is designed to …

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Should You Buy or Upgrade to Izotope Ozone 8?

Should you upgrade to Izotope Ozone 8?  Ozone is one of the best mastering suites on the market today. Izotope recently released the newest version of Ozone, Ozone 8. It comes packed with features improvements. In this video we’ll talk about whether or not these features are worth the price and if it’s worth upgrading from Ozone 6 or Ozone 7.  

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The Better Way to Use EQ and Why You Might Be Doing it Wrong

When it comes to mixing and mastering electronic music, EQ is one of your most powerful tools. The problem is that it can also be your worst enemy if you don’t use it right.   You’ve probably heard people telling you to cut more and boost less with an EQ.  This video will go into why that’s good advice and how it applies to a mastering situation. Check it out.

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