Are Opportunities a Matter of Luck?

A lot of people use the saying opportunities are “a matter of luck.” In actuality, it’s not as entirely random or unpredictable as it may seem. Opportunities can increase by being strategic where you put your efforts. You can put yourself in a position to receive more of the types of opportunities you are looking … Read More

The Philosophy of Mixing

By description, mixing sound is very simple: It’s manipulating the balance of one sound to another in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing (moving knobs and buttons, basically). Over the years, I’ve come to see it as more than that. It’s still as simple, but a different philosophy. I see mixing (of all types) as telling … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Sound Editing & Mixing?

Sound editing and sound mixing are two jobs that go hand in hand, but can be performed by different people with a different skill set/expertise, or the same person. The New York Times used the definitions in an article, “In layman’s terms, sound editing is about collecting the sounds needed for a film. Sound mixing … Read More

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Troubleshooting an Audio Career

One of the most fundamental concepts we learn in audio is signal flow. Signal flow is the path an audio signal takes from input to output. In a very simple recording system, the path may look like this: Troubleshooting is the process of problem-solving. What is the problem, and what is the source of it? … Read More