EP 7: Using Compression, Reference Tracks, & Coloring Sound

In this episode I’m answering subscriber-submitted questions in order to help you improve your mixes.


  • Using plugins to “color” sound
  • How certain plugins are eating into your headroom
  • Using reference tracks in the tracking and mixing stages
  • A common mistake people make when comparing their mixes to other recordings that can actually make their mixes sound worse
  • Compressing on individual channels rather than on a group
  • How to approach using compression in your mixes.

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