October was a special month here at Dub Narcotic Studio. We advertised our very first Mix Advice with Bob Schwenkler. This is free personalized mixing advice from the person who single handedly took Dub Narcotic Studio from a private, K-artist-only myth of a studio, to an accessible-to-all haven of 2” tape, tubes, and ribbon mics. (Want to improve your home mixes too? Sign up at the bottom of this post!)
Omer Gal of Cookie Tongue was one of this month’s five Mix Advisees. He sent a really cool track our way, “Brothers and Sisters”. When asked what he thought about the current state of his mix he said it just didn’t sound good enough, that it still sounded like a demo:Brothers and Sisters ORIGINAL
Bob gave Omer a great list of specific improvements he could make to get things sounding better. A half hour chat later and Omer was ready to head back to his project and see what he could do with it. Us here at Dub Narcotic were certainly expecting an improvement, but what he came back with gave us quite the surprise. It sounded so much clearer and well-produced!Brothers and Sisters REMIXED
You hear them apples?
Then guess what happened? Ephriam Nagler, Dub Narcotic’s Chief Engineer took Omer’s song, worked his mastering magic on it, and really made it pop. Take care with your speaker volume, this one’s louder!Brothers and Sisters MASTERED
Think that mastering is a black art and wonder how it can take a song from blah to WOW? Want to know exactly what Ephriam did to make Omer’s mix really stand out? We don’t have space for it here, but subscribe to Dub Narcotic’s Make Amazing Home Recordings and Ephriam will tell you all the moves he made, right down to his EQ settings. Enter your e-mail address here:
Once you’re signed up you’ll also have the opportunity to register for Mix Advice with Bob where you’ll get free personalized advice on your own mixes. Ephriam will be continuing to master one featured Mix Advice track per month then spilling all the beans about the choices he made. You’ll be getting recording, mixing, and mastering “secrets” that most professional recording engineers only share with their trusted colleagues.
Thanks to everyone who participated in October’s Mix Advice and congrats to Omer. Happy home recording!