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Aug 1 2022:The 7 Deadly Sins of Mixing ("The mastering engineer's pet peeves")
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Jul 23 2022:How LOUD You Listen To Your Mix Matters! (The "magic" number?)
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Jul 13 2022:The ONLY 4 Ways to Get Your Music Heard (...Or: how real artists actually get fans and listeners)
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Jul 10 2022:Why You SHOULDN'T Learn Mastering
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Jul 6 2022:Avoid The #1 Mastering Mistake (How Revisions SHOULD Work.)
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Jun 17 2022:The 5 Most Common Compression Mistakes You’ll Make
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Jun 11 2022:Top 5 Recording Mistakes You Will Definitely Make (link not available)
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May 31 2022:“Fixing It In The Mix”. If you’re gonna try, here’s how to do it.
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May 20 2022:Best 21st Century Record Release Strategies For Getting Your Music Heard
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May 5 2022:Top 10 Reasons Your Mix SUCKS.
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Apr 30 2022:How to Compress EVERYTHING: A FREE Comprehensive Guide
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Apr 19 2022:How to Get More Work in Mixing and Music Production
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Apr 10 2022:Is Music Streaming Worth it for Musicians?
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Mar 28 2022:10 Worst Pieces of Common Mixing Advice
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Mar 20 2022:Why it's so hard to make money in music. (And what to do about it.)
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Mar 15 2022:Are There Objectively Good Mixing Techniques?
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Mar 3 2022:The 4 Main Mix "Shapes" (...what's the frequency curve of your mixes?)
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Feb 17 2022:Great Songs with Bad Mixes?
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Feb 10 2022:A Much Better Way to Release Albums in 2022. Plus: Using YouTube as a Musician (with Josh Turner)
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Feb 3 2022:My Biggest Mistakes in the Studio
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Jan 29 2022:Loudness Targets for Mastering (...It's not what the streaming services tell you.) FIXED AUDIO
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Jan 21 2022:The 5 Keys to Keeping Perspective in Your Mix (link not available)
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Jan 9 2022:"Mix Matching" and "Master Mimicking" (The best ways to get better, fast)
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Dec 30 2021:How to Use Frequency Analyzers (The Right Way)
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Dec 17 2021:Is Quantity Better than Quality in Music Production? Producer Hyperbits on his Path to 50M+ Streams
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Dec 10 2021:Legendary Grunge Producer Jack Endino on Recording, Mixing, Mastering and "Setting Himself on Fire"
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Dec 4 2021:Bad Arguments for Super High Resolution Audio, Rebutted!
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Nov 29 2021:Mix Bus Processing: How to Compress, EQ, Limit and More (...Without Destroying Your Mix)
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Nov 27 2021:Making Money in Music with Brands (ft. Tommy Zee)
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Nov 15 2021:Gain Staging Demystified (...How To Set Ideal Levels for Recording and Mixing)
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Nov 2 2021:How Much Does Gear Matter in the Studio?
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Oct 26 2021:Releasing Good Music Isn't Enough (To Get You Noticed)
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Oct 21 2021:How To Master Albums (...Full of Very Different Sounding Tracks)
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Oct 11 2021:Two Secrets for HUGE Sounding Mixes
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Oct 2 2021:The Most Important Frequency Ranges for EQing Kick and Bass
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Sep 25 2021:Better Editing Can Improve Your Mixes More Than Compression or EQ
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Sep 16 2021:Is Your Mix Just Different, or Actually Better? Here's How to Tell
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Sep 8 2021:The Most Overrated Studio Gear (and the Most Underrated)
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Aug 28 2021:The Secret Science of Stacking Compressors
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Aug 23 2021:How to Parallel Compress EVERYTHING: A Comprehensive Guide
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Aug 12 2021:3 Key Takeaways from Producer and Electronic Artist TAETRO
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Aug 9 2021:3 Key Mixing Takeaways from 7X GRAMMY-Winner Brian Vibberts
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Jul 30 2021:3 Key Takeaways from Award-Winning Mixer on Mixing Soundtracks and Orchestral Elements
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Jul 22 2021:Top 3 Insights from Multi-Platinum Mixer Koen Heldens
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Jul 16 2021:Top 3 Music Production Insights from Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL)
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Jul 8 2021:Top 3 Takeaways from Grammy-Winning Mixer Quentin "Q" Gilkey
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Jul 6 2021:The Top 5 EQ Myths, Busted!
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Jun 17 2021:You’re Not Automating Your Mix Enough!
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Jun 10 2021:For a Career in Music, You Need Lots of Little Victories
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Jun 3 2021:Dial In Your Effects BEFORE You Mix?
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May 27 2021:How to Get More Stereo WIDTH in Your Mixes
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May 20 2021:How Your Ears Will Lie To You (And What to Do About It)
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May 13 2021:Why Pre-Production is the Key to Great Records
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May 7 2021:How to Mix Your Own Tracks (And Why You Maybe Shouldn't)
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Apr 30 2021:Mixing From Scratch Isn't the Only Way (A More Modern Approach to Mixing)
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Apr 22 2021:A Much Better Way to Talk About Sound (What do "Warm" and "Punchy" Really Mean??)
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Apr 16 2021:Top 10 Reasons Not to Become an Audio Engineer
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Apr 8 2021:Why Super High Resolution Audio Makes No Sense
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Mar 26 2021:How to Deal with Mix Revisions (Should They Cost Extra?)
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Mar 18 2021:Does Dither Really Matter?
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Mar 11 2021:Everything You Wanted to Know About Sidechain Compression (...but were afraid to ask)
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Mar 4 2021:How to Use Saturation on the Mix & Master Bus
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Feb 25 2021:The 6 Most Common Mix Problems (And How to Fix Them)
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Feb 18 2021:1 Big Tip for Much Better EQing
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Feb 11 2021:1 Big Tip for Much Better Masters (...And Mixes!)
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Feb 4 2021:How Much Should a Mix Cost?
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Jan 28 2021:Should You Pursue Your Passion into a Music or Audio Career?
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Jan 21 2021:How & Why to Use the RATIO Control on Your Compressor
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Jan 14 2021:Pre-Fader vs Post-Fader Reverb and Effects
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Jan 7 2021:Preparing for Mastering: What Files (And Levels) Do I Need to Send to the Mastering Engineer?
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Dec 31 2020:How to Make Your Studio or Music Work into a Real Business (Not a "Job")
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Dec 24 2020:Don't Release an Album... Do This Instead!
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Dec 17 2020:Do You Need Multiple Versions Of Your Master for Streaming Services, Vinyl and More?
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Dec 10 2020:Why I Stopped Stealing Music (and Plugins) and How It Helped My Career
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Dec 3 2020:Dealing with "Problem" Mix Clients Who Have "Demo-itis"
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Nov 26 2020:The 2 Most Important Factors in Studio Success (Happy Thanksgiving... Episode 100!)
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Nov 19 2020:How to Get More Depth In Your Mixes
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Nov 12 2020:"Rich Kids in the Music Industry": Is Money Really What Makes Success in Music?
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Nov 5 2020:How to Fail Your Way to Better Mixes
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Oct 29 2020:The 2 Biggest Mix Balance Mistakes
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Oct 22 2020:The 2 Biggest Reverb Mistakes
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Oct 15 2020:To Succeed in the Studio, Should You Diversify Skills or Niche Down?
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Oct 7 2020:Top 3 Mixing Insights from Michael Brauer
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Oct 1 2020:Top 3 Mix Takeaways from Maria Elisa Ayerbe (4x GRAMMY Nominee)
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Sep 24 2020:Top 3 Mix Strategies from Jacquire King (3x GRAMMY-winner)
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Sep 17 2020:3 Top Mixing Mindsets from Jimmy Douglass' MixCon Masterclass
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Sep 10 2020:3 Major Takeaway's from Luca Pretolesi's MixCon Masterclass
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Sep 3 2020:How to Use Low Cut Filters
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Aug 27 2020:Don't Call Them "Mastering Engineers", Call Them This Instead
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Aug 20 2020:How Many Mics Do You Really Need to Record Drums?
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Aug 13 2020:Do you Have G.A.S? (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
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Aug 6 2020:How Long Should it Take To Mix a Song? And How Long to Master a Track?
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Jul 30 2020:Overcoming Analog Audio Envy
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Jul 23 2020:The Biggest Reason Most Albums Go Nowhere
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Jul 16 2020:Advice for Studio Assistants in the 21st Century
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Jul 9 2020:How To Avoid Audio Snake Oil
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Jul 2 2020:Multiband Compression Vs. Dynamic EQ
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Jun 25 2020:Music Publishing and Artist Management with Ben O'Connell of Songtrust.
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Jun 18 2020:Dana Nielsen on Mics, Making the Most of Mixing from Home, Remote Recording & More
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Jun 11 2020:How Much Does Talent Really Matter?
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Jun 4 2020:How do you know if your mixes are good enough?
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May 28 2020:Is Mixing REALLY That Important?
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May 21 2020:Should You Compress & EQ Your Mix Bus Or Leave it For Mastering?
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May 14 2020:Why You Need a SYSTEM for Mixing
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May 7 2020:How Loudness Will Lie to You: All About Level-Matching Music
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Apr 30 2020:The Art of Mixing Hip Hop Records, with Koen Heldens [XXXTentacion, Dr. Dre, Timbaland]
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Apr 23 2020:Mastering Gone Bad! Why I Don't Trust Cheap Mastering Engineers
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Apr 16 2020:Are YouTube Videos Making Your Audio Skills Worse?
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Apr 9 2020:Thom Russo on Rick Rubin, Winning 16 GRAMMYs & Latin Music Production.
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Apr 2 2020:Should You Mix Your Own Recordings? Should You Master Your Own Mixes?
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Mar 26 2020:BONUS Livestream Q&A Episode: Successfully Doing Audio in a Downturn
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Mar 19 2020:The Problem with Going to School for Audio, Music & The Arts
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Mar 12 2020:EQ Mindset: Boosting vs. Cutting
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Mar 5 2020:Using EQ to Perfect Your Room and Speakers (w Martins Popelis of Sonarworks)
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Feb 27 2020:Should You Take Out Debt to Build Up Your Studio?
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Feb 20 2020:How to Finish Your Mixes Faster
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Feb 13 2020:Ask These Questions Early for Better Recordings
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Feb 6 2020:This Is What Separates Successful Musicians & Producers From Everyone Else
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Jan 30 2020:The Most Important Pieces of Gear In the Studio
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Jan 23 2020:The Problem with DIY
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Jan 16 2020:What is Mid-Side Processing? When, Why & How to Use It
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Jan 9 2020:Is There Such a Thing as "TOO MUCH" Studio Time? Probably.
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Jan 2 2020:How to Finish Your Mix BEFORE Your Start It
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Dec 26 2019:How to Pick the RIGHT Studio Monitors
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Dec 19 2019:Don't Release an Album! Do This Instead.
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Dec 12 2019:"Honing In" — 1 Key Strategy for Much Better Mix Balances
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Dec 5 2019:SHOULD You Get a Sub for your Studio?
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Nov 28 2019:Your Record May Suck Unless Do THIS [SSP048]
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Nov 21 2019:Top Tips for MUCH Better Low End [SSP047]
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Nov 14 2019:Unpaid Studio Work? When to Work for Free and When Not To [SSP046]
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Nov 7 2019:How to Build ANY Kind of Studio for Just $5,000 [SSP045]
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Oct 31 2019:The Very Best Places to Learn Audio & Music Production [SSP044]
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Oct 24 2019:Learn to Actually HEAR Compression
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Oct 17 2019:EQ Before or After Compression? Plus: Multi-band Compression Principles [SSP042]
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Oct 10 2019:Money For Your Music: Earning Revenue from Sync Licensing for Film, TV, Games, Commercials & More [SSP041]
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Oct 3 2019:Live Sound vs The Studio — with Marc Urselli [SSP040]
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Sep 26 2019:The Secrets of Mix Bus Compression... Demystified! [SSP039]
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Sep 19 2019:Advanced Compression Techniques: Parallel, Sidechain and Serial Compression [SSP038]
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Sep 12 2019:Breaking Through Music Production Plateaus, ft. Ian Temple of Soundfly [SSP037]
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Sep 5 2019:This is What Happens When You Learn an Instrument [SSP036]
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Aug 29 2019:Getting Better, Faster at Music and Audio (Practice vs Talent in the Music Business) [SSP035] (link not available)
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Aug 29 2019:Getting Better, Faster at Music and Audio (Practice vs Talent in the Music Business) [SSP035]
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Aug 22 2019:Are You an Amateur or a Professional Musician? How to Tell. [SSP034]
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Aug 15 2019:Reading Meters vs. Reading People: Empathy & Art in Music Production with Nicolas Vernhes [SSP033]
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Aug 8 2019:Making Major Music Hits: The Importance of Artist Development with Mark Needham [SSP032]
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Aug 2 2019:The Future of the Loudness Wars, A.I. in Music Production, 360 Sound, and more [SSP031]
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Jul 25 2019:The Most Important Tool In Your Studio Might Just Be Your Reference Mixes.
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Jul 18 2019:"Your Audio is Amazing and Nobody's Happy!" [SSP029]
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Jul 11 2019:Adding Color to Your Sounds with Maor Appelbaum [SSP028]
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Jul 3 2019:Staying Creative While Having a Life, with John Congleton [SSP027]
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Jun 27 2019:Growing a Bigger Better Studio, with Joel Hamilton [SSP #026]
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Jun 20 2019:Don't Be Afraid of Recording Your Effects! With Nic Hard [SSP #025]
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Jun 13 2019:What Matters MOST In Any Mix: The 80/20 Rule Of Audio Engineering [SSP #024]
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Jun 6 2019:Studio Business and the Craft of Mixing with Manny Marroquin [SSP #023]
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May 30 2019:Q&A: Monitoring Levels, Brauer Mix Buses, Landing Audio Jobs and More [SSP #022]
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May 23 2019:Audio Engineer Salaries and Jobs: How Much Do They Earn? [SSP #021]
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May 16 2019:Overcoming the Fears of Mixing with Michael Brauer [SSP #020]
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May 9 2019:The Independent Musician's Guide to Investing [SSP #019]
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May 2 2019:What (Almost) Everybody Gets Wrong About Bit Depth
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Apr 25 2019:Growing a (Massive) Music Fanbase on YouTube with Scott Bradlee of Postmodern Jukebox [SSP#017]
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Apr 18 2019:The Realities of Hip Hop & Music Production with Paul Willie Green Womack [SSP #016]
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Apr 11 2019:Producers, Musicians: Make $1000s More Each Year By Doing your Taxes Properly [SSP #015]
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Apr 4 2019:Do Sample Rates Really Matter? How to Make the Choice (With Science!) [SSP #014]
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Mar 28 2019:21st Century Music Business with Ariel Borujow [Keys N Krates, Galantis, CID] (SSP #013)
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Mar 21 2019:Better Ways to Produce Music with Ben H. Allen [Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective] (SSP#012)
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Mar 14 2019:Should you Go to School for Audio, Music, or Other Arts? [SSP #011]
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Mar 7 2019:What Makes a Hit Song? The Stats Behind Music's Biggest Tracks [SSP #010]
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Feb 28 2019:How to Make (and Keep) More Money in the Music and Studio Business [SSP #009]
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Feb 21 2019:A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Powerful Drum Sounds in the Mix with Mike Major [#008]
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Feb 14 2019:Networking and Landing New Clients with Eyal Levi [007]
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Feb 7 2019:Getting Your Music Mastered? What You Need to Know with Joe Lambert [006]
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