LEVEL UP YOUR DIY-RECORDINGS AND MAKE YOUR BAND STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
level up your diy-recordings AND MAKE YOUR BAND STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Learn how to capture pro-quality, mix-ready tracks in your practice room. Remove the guesswork, make confident decisions and create truly exciting records that turn heads and connect with your audience!
Get started using the free Ultimate 10 Step
Guide To Successful DIY-Recording.
Learn how to capture pro-quality, mix-ready tracks in your practice room. Remove the guesswork, make confident decisions and create truly exciting records that turn heads and connect with your audience.
Get started using the free Ultimate 10 Step Guide To Successful DIY-Recording.
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1. Get The Gear You Really Need
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It all starts at the source. Put your microphones in the right place quickly, easily and with confidence, using this free Mic Placement Cheat Sheet.
The DIY-Route From Crappy Demos To Label Releases
Mixing Engineer / Producer
Hi, I'm Benedikt and I believe the self-recording artist is the future of the music industry.
I've been a self-recording artist myself! (if only I had a clue back then...)
Starting out more than 15 years ago I've been recording my own bands out of necessity and soon discovered my passion for it. I wanted to make creative decisions on my own, work on my own schedule and have as much time as I needed to get the takes that felt right.
Also, growing up within the hardcore/punk scene, we were part of a very strong DIY-culture and learned early on how to figure stuff out and make it work. So me and my bands recorded all of our early material completely on our own.
To be honest, my first attempts sounded pretty terrible and listening to those records now hurts a bit, haha. I didn't have a clue what I was doing! But I loved the freedom and just decided to keep going and learn along the way.
It was hard. Very hard. And it took me a looong time to get decent results. But then my band Bridges Left Burning got signed to Assault Records, an amazing record label releasing some of our favourite bands! And we did that with our self-recorded album! I still don't think it sounds very good (because I also mixed it myself at a time when I was not quite there, yet), but it was enough to get a record deal!
And then the next band came to me for production, we outsourced the mixing and they got features in big music magazines, support slots for huge artists and radio airplay.
At this point I knew the self-taught, DIY-route + professional mixing was the way to go. All of a sudden, the bands I was working with got picked up by labels, I kept practicing 24/7 because my dream was not to be in a band, but to be a mixer and after a few years my own mixes also started to sound really great and resonate with people. Before I knew it, I was full time producing and then full time mixing.
But most importantly: Years before that I had already figured out what it takes to record amazing sounding, mix-ready tracks on a budget in your practice room! On your own! And it just worked, over and over again!
My studio/online mixing service:
Records I've worked on have been released on labels like:
There are already lots of success stories and there could be even more if only people knew the stuff that I've learned the hard way over the years, before I became a professional engineer. I want to save you all the headache and make your next release a success story!
How to save yourself a lot of frustration and headache by unlocking your mixing engineer's superpowers
If you work with a professional mix engineer (highly recommended), the results he/she can get you are limited by the quality of the tracks you send there. Also, the whole experience and process can be amazingly pleasant and fast - or an absolute nightmare. Depending on your preparation, the communication, the file transfer and all of those things.
So if you want to save time, money, energy and avoid the back and forth, you need to get the sound and the files right the first time and enable your mix engineer to turn your songs into truly incredible mixes! Those people have superpowers! Help them use those on your record!
A mixer should not just rescue your recordings and turn shit into gold. He/she should take what's already great and make it sound incredible!
But why work with a mixer in the first place?
Well, because I absolutely believe that you can record on your own and get decent, mix-ready results pretty quickly and easily, but I really don't believe that you can learn mixing and mastering in a comparably short amount of time.
Sure, you can absolutely learn to mix on your own, but it takes years of practice, a well developed hearing, different tools and a much deeper passion for audio and all the technical aspects of it.
So, for those of you aspiring to become engineers, go for it and learn how to mix! But if you are a musician who wants quick, amazing results without all the headache, the combination of proper DIY recording and professional mixing/mastering can give you all of the benefits:
- work on your own terms
- make your own schedule
- take as much time as you need
- get truly professional results
- spend your budget effectively on the stuff that makes the biggest difference
- release new material quickly, easily and regularly
Now Go For It And Discover The Proven System That Will Help You Get Amazing Results - Without The Headache!
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