Unpopular Opinion. Beginners Should Be Mixing Through Headphones.

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I said it. I stand by it. People will scoff at it, despite countless examples of respected engineers mixing amazing sounding records this way. Heck, people are even mastering hit records through headphones. But you don’t hear people talk about it as much because people still buy into the lie that it’s impossible. Instead, they defer back to the tried … Read More

The Importance Of Arrangement: Masking And Blending

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Listen to “Blackened” by Metallica from And Justice For All. From a critical listening standpoint, this works better if done using studio monitors or mixing headphones (like the OLLO S4). But if you know what to listen for, this will work anywhere. While it’s not peaking out very obviously through a lot of the mix, during the middle breakdown (around … Read More