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Welcome! Mixerman here. I’m a gold and platinum award winning mixer and producer, and I write books about recording, mixing, and producing to help Creatives like you succeed. Not because I can give you some magical list of secrets. Not because I can sell you on plugins that you probably don’t need. Rather, because I can offer you the critical tools to help you dramatically improve your records.
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Mixing is a game of confidence. But how can you mix with confidence, when you’re unsure of your mixing skills? The answer is, you can’t. Which is why I address how you think about mixing in Zen & the Art of Mixing 2021. So you can learn to work quickly towards a mix that does everything it should for the song. This will result in more confidence, which manifests as success and enjoyment.
There’s a reason why this is my most popular work.
The stated goal of MIXERMAN Musician’s Survival Guide to a Killer Record, is to convert recording decisions into musical ones and technical decisions into practical ones. Not only do I explain the musical strategies to make a Killer Record, I break the technical information to its core, so you can succeed regardless of your recording reality. So long as you have what you need to make a record, I can help you make it a Killer Record. People love this book.
Frankly, Zen and the Art of Producing is my most useful book, because I addresses your leadership first and foremost. You see, Producing is an Art in which your ability to read people can often trump your musical knowledge. Whether you’re positioned as musician, recordist, songwriter, or DJ, this book is like a one-on-one, personal lesson on effective producing. Watch out for Zen & the Art of PRODUCING 2021. Join my list. I’ll let you know when it drops.
In the summer of 2002, I began to chronicle my days on a Major Label recording session with a bidding-war band (unworthy of an opening salvo), an infamous producer, and a limitless budget. Every night, after a long session with this whacky band, I posted up the day’s events. As Metro reporter Gina Arnold put it, “Mixerman is supposed to be writing about recording techniques, but somehow, through that prism, he has hit upon a gripping story.” That’s right, the story went so viral, that it was even reviewed by random newspaper editors around the country. Which begs the obvious question: What would happen once my diary was discovered by the band, label, and producer?