Enter to win a critique of your mix!

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Focal author Mike Senior has generously offered to critique one lucky winner’s mix this month!

Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specializes in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget.

Mike has recently shared some of his secrets for mixing on a budget in his book, Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio. The book also has extensive on-line resource pages that provide hundreds of in-depth audio demonstration files, a library of free multitrack projects for mixing practice, detailed budget-friendly hardware/software recommendations (including the Mixing Secrets Freeware Top Ten), and lots of links to further reading.

You can see examples of critiques of mixes Mike has done here!

To read a sample chapter, click here!

So, what on-line resources can you not live without?  Answer by commenting below, and enter to win a critique of your mix!!!

Submit your comment by September 30th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on October 1st. A valid email address will be required for entry. We will only contact you if you won!

 
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  • Coincidental said on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Sound on Sound forums, KVR, Soundcloud…

    Of course the thing I _really_ couldn’t live without is the weather forecast. I use metoffice.gov.uk for what it’s worth :-)

  • John Hamilton said on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Since I’ve been using Cubase since 1997 I find the Cubase forum invaluable. I also use YouTube a lot for instruction.

  • Brian L said on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    I used to make fun of Twitter users, not I would honestly be a nervous wreck if I didn’t have the Twitter app on my phone so I can stay up to date constantly. I know I am ashamed too.

  • Brandon Baker said on Sep 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    use U tube and Fl studio

  • Brandon Baker said on Sep 25, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Mostly used are UTUBE, FL studio…

  • Eddie said on Sep 23, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    I am pretty fond of creative commons sample sites.

  • Don Hill/Millipede said on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    The resources I use most are YouTube, Nick’s Tutorials and Ableton OP. All are very clear and hands-on.

  • Chuck Naffier said on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Am I having internet issues, or why can I not find the sign-up button/page?

  • Darren George said on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    To be honest, YouTube is the greatest web resource for me. It has tutorials, videos, instrumentals, and allows me to promote my productions

  • Darren George said on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    To be honest, YouTube is the greatest web resource for me. It has tutorials, videos, instrumentals, and allows me to promote my productions

  • Simon Yapp said on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Sound on Sound is generally useful
    cubase forums are really useful too.

  • Alberto Ricca said on Sep 22, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    As a young, almost untrained producer, it’s always interesting getting some advices from such a name. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Scott Brukwinski said on Sep 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    This Book is the best and it rocks and the you Tube is the best.This is a great opportunity for me in the music bussiness and I want to Thank You.

  • John Volanski said on Sep 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Since Sonar is my go-to DAW software for tracking and mixing, I really like the Cakewalk forums for figuring out Sonar-specific techniques or for solving problems. However, for all around recording/mixing/mastering info, the SOS magazine and SOS website are hands down the best resources out there on a continuing basis.
    John J. Volanski
    Author of the book Sound Recording Advice

  • Eric Robert said on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    The sound on sound site, youtube, the articles of prosoundweb

  • evenafter said on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Great opportunity!

  • andy gabrys said on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    At this point, I think the online resource I can’t live without and visit daily to check things out is Youtube (although since Spotify hits the US it is blowing my mind lately!).

    Although a while ago I picked up Mixing for the Small Studio – its a great book, and I am on my 8th or 9th read through – and haven’t made my way through the really extensive online materials that come with it. On the list!

  • Jonathan Talbott said on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Audio Undone is an essential resource I can’t live without.

  • Wil Key said on Sep 19, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    I am always discovering online web resources. But one of the best online resources for me as an engineer has been the sound on sound articles. Something about the writing and focus of those particular articles seem to always offer a tip or approach that I end up using regularly over the years.

    I am always open to getting feedback on how to make my mixes even better, but rarely get the opp. So I would welcome the chance to have that.

    Thank,

    -WIl

  • Kam said on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    The online resource I cannot do without, seeing as I am a ‘bedroom’ producer with a wild imagination, are quality free sample sites such as soundsnap. This is extremely useful to me as I cannot always afford the studio time required to record all the crazy ideas that pop into my head :)

    Cheers!
    Kam.

  • Johnny Zapp said on Sep 15, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Music Connection
    EQ
    Audio Undone

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