For Home Studio Musicians and Bedroom Producers Looking to Fix Their Muddy Mixes...
How To Create Separation Between Your Instruments and Balance in Your Mixes
Master the EQ Spectrum So That You Can Hear the Right Frequencies to Create Clean and Clear Mixes
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Remember the last time you spent hours on your mix. Did you feel defeated by how muddy and weak it sounded?
If so, after this message you'll learn how you can finally fix your muddy mixes and get closer to the professional sound of your favorite records.
From: The home studio of Björgvin Benediktsson, author, mixing engineer, and founder of Audio Issues.
If you try to create depth, balance, and separation in your songs, but you don't know how to make your mixes stand out and explode from the speakers like your favorite records - you're not alone.
If you're like most of my students, you run into the same problems every time:
- You can't fit all the instruments together because you don't know where they sit in the frequency range.
- You clutter up your low-end because the bass constantly clashes with your kick drum.
- You don't know how to separate the guitars from each other so they just sound like a muddy mess.
And most importantly, you can't get that big present vocal sound you hear from your favorite artists.
You're getting fed up with mixing because your songs never sound professional enough.
Mixing feels like a never-ending balancing act.
When you focus on the low-mids, your mix sounds muddy.
Whenever you add high-end, your mix sounds harsh.
You don't know how much you should boost or cut frequencies to get the sound you hear in your head.
You've tried all sorts of different techniques you've read in blogs or watched on Youtube, but the more you jump from one trick to another, the more contradictory the advice feels. Some people tell you that you should only use subtractive EQ, even though you feel like boosting makes everything sound better.
The problem is, you're scared of damaging your mix because you're never sure whether you're doing the right things to make your mixes clean and present.
You wish somebody would just tell you where the EQ sweet spots were so you could move on.
Instead, they say you should only use this plug-in, or that method, when all you want is real, actionable advice.
Even when you know for a fact that you're making your mix sound better, you can't stop EQ'ing because you never know when you're done!
I understand your frustrations completely. I've been there.
Let Me Give You My EQ Shortcuts...
Hi, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson and I'm the musician, mixing engineer, and audio educator behind Audio Issues.
I'm here to help you turn your amateur demos into professionally produced records you can be proud to release.
My mixing techniques have helped thousands of musicians and producers gain the confidence and skills to make professional mixes they can be proud of.
They've used their mixing skills to successfully release their own records and some have used their new-found mixing skills to get paying jobs from their home studios.
I’ve created over 1,000 tutorials on audio production, both for Audio Issues and for other audio publications such as MusicTech magazine, Audiotuts+, The Pro Audio Files, and Recording Revolution to name a few.
EQ is the #1 Most Important Processor for Better Mixes
I didn't always know how to EQ...I used to really suck at it.
When I first started out, I had no idea how to use an EQ to make clearer mixes.
EQ was like a foreign programming language that only cool engineers understood.
- My kick drum kept clashing with my bass guitar.
- My guitars masked the vocals
- My entire drum sound always sounded like a harsh, exhausting mess.
If I tamed the harshness in my mix, it just sounded muddy instead.
Let me tell you, my first audio job started off as a disaster...
Way back in 2006, I randomly found myself hired as a sound engineer at this small venue called The Old Library. It was a cool spot, but it had a terrible reputation for its sound. It was the venue bands were forced to play if there was absolutely nowhere else to go.
Little did they know that they weren't exactly hiring someone who knew what he was doing.
I got thrown into the deep end and I did NOT know how to swim...
That's when I met my first nemesis...
The simple, four-band EQ on my mixing board.
I had no idea how - or where - I should boost or cut frequencies to make the bands sound better.
So I used the only method available to me then: Trial and Error.
Learning to EQ by desperately twisting knobs back and forth in a dimly lit venue isn’t the best way to learn to EQ. I could hardly see what I was doing!
And since I didn’t have a clue, there was a lot of fumbling around in the dark.
Sure, any time I tweaked the EQ, the sound of the mix changed.
Sometimes for the better, but most of the time for the worse.
After a while, I learned how understanding frequencies was like learning the right chord progression for a song, or the right scales to use during a solo.
Understanding frequencies was like having a cheat sheet for making your mixes sound good!
But it wasn't until I had spent hours behind that mixing board and studied what each frequency sounded like that I finally got it:
EQ is the MOST IMPORTANT mixing processor for creating separation and balance in your mixes.
EQ helped me transform that music venue from its reputation for having terrible sound to becoming an in-demand spot where all the coolest bands wanted to play.
But I wouldn't have been able to make those shows sound so great if it wasn't for the EQ.
Understanding EQ wasn’t a choice, it was a necessity to make anything sound good.
I learned that EQ can help you in any mixing situation.
Since then I've mastered the frequency spectrum.
I've learned how to wipe the mud off even the busiest mixes, leaving them clean, clear, and professional.
Today, my kick drum doesn't clash with the bass guitar anymore. Instead, they work like a well-oiled rhythm machine, keeping the mix clean and thick in the low-end. I know exactly how to EQ the instruments out of the way of the vocal while keeping everything clean and present.
When you learn how to EQ, the rest of the mix easily falls into place.
Once you discover how to fix the EQ problems, your mixing skills will skyrocket!
That's what happened to me, and that's what I want to help you accomplish as well
All it takes is a little knowledge and a blueprint of where to go.
What if I told you that you're so close to figuring out the frequency spectrum?
Do you want to carve EQ pockets for your instruments?
With only a few EQ tweaks you can finally get your instruments to really punch through.
Do you want to add definition to your tracks?
EQ will help you make everything fit together for a cleaner mix.
Even if you're only a hobbyist, you still need to master the frequency spectrum
EQ helps you create
- Clarity between your drums and bass...
- Separation between your instruments and your vocal productions...
- And balance between the lows, mids, and highs...
Once you learn how to EQ, you can wipe out the boxiness and mud from your mixes.
Forget about thin sounding vocals, boomy bass, or harsh guitars!
With the correct EQ moves, you can make every instrument sound exactly the way you want it to.
- EQ helps you create punchy low-end and sparkling highs.
- EQ helps you separate guitars and vocals so that you hear them distinctly in all their detail.
- EQ cleans up your low-end, making the kick drum and the bass help other fill out the lows instead of clashing to create a muddy mix.
In short, EQ clears up your mix and creates a full frequency balance.
And you know what? I have the only thing you need to achieve that.
Introducing: EQ Strategies - Your Ultimate Guide to EQ
The Only EQ Guide You Need to Create Balanced Mixes That Transform Your Amateur Demos Into Professional Records
Your Ultimate Guide to EQ is your step by step guide to using EQ to create separation between your instruments and balance in your mixes.
Get EQ Tips to Create Separation and Balance in Your Mixes so You Can Transform Your Home Studio Demos into Professional, Radio-Ready Productions.
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100-Page PDF eBook
An in-depth reference book with everything you need to know about understanding frequencies and mastering the EQ spectrum.
6-Part HD Video Course
Learn how each frequency sounds like and where to find it so you can make your tracks jump out of the speakers.
For Beginners and Advanced
Get easy to use, practical EQ tips you can use right away to improve your mixes, whether you're just starting out or not.
"If you are trying to wrap your head around EQ, how to apply EQ in order to get way better tracks and much better sounding complete songs, EQ Strategies is what you are looking for."
"Bjorgvin knows what we need to know, and he shares it all, in easy to understand, easy to digest bites. Bjorgvin explains filtering, boosting, cutting, notch filters, bell curves, and “Q”, how to “sweep” or find frequencies that need cutting, and so much more, and all of it in very good detail, with audio examples. “EQ Strategies for EQ’ing a song”...This important video is an hour of deep EQ teaching, so please do not skip this part! Bjorgvin opens up a real multi-track session and goes through the tracks, one at a time, and explains exactly what each EQ is doing. Bjorgvin begins with a quick “before and after” play, without EQ and then with EQ, just to demonstrate how powerful EQ really is. The difference is nothing short of incredible. Bjorgvin is a great teacher, too, and that really lends to the level of training that is unfolding here inside EQ Strategies. If you are trying to wrap your head around EQ, how to apply EQ in order to get way better tracks and much better sounding complete songs, EQ Strategies is what you are looking for."
-Kern Ramsdell, Engineer and Reviewer from Home Recording Weekly
What Will You Learn From Your Ultimate Guide to EQ?
How to Understand What Frequencies Sound Like
- How EQ works and where you can find all the frequency problems you encounter in your mixes
How to Use EQ Effectively in Your Mixes
How to Use EQ to Make Your Drums Punchy and Powerful
- How to EQ kick drums to get rid of muddy resonances while keeping them thick and punchy
How to EQ a Thick and Powerful Bass
How to Add Weight, Body, and Presence to Guitars Using EQ
- How to EQ groups of both acoustic and electric guitars to give each one their own space in the frequency spectrum
How to Make Pianos, Keyboards, Horns and Strings Sound Great
How to Make Your Vocals Cut Through the Mix With Presence and Power
- How to use mid/side EQ on backing vocals to make room for the lead vocals in a dense vocal mix
How to EQ the Mix Together and Create Separation Between All the Instruments of a Busy Mix
- The opposite way you should EQ depending on how many instruments you have
- How to add character and sweetening to the mix with EQ
- How to get clarity in the low-end without losing weight in your mixes
- The only mantra you’ll need for great EQ fixes
- How to use the analyzer to find where your instruments are clashing
- The importance of using EQ on reverbs to avoid cluttering up your mix
- How to use EQ to get your mixes to translate to every speaker system
"A few of the tips I got from the course really did make a noticeable difference in a couple of projects I am working on."
"The impression I got from the Course, and from your site in general, is that you are one of the rare few who has both the ability to understand complex technical concepts and the ability to effectively communicate them in common, everyday language. A few of the tips I got from the course really did make a noticeable difference in a couple of projects I am working on. The course gave me a good sense of your style and the fact that there so much useful information for free led me to believe that the stuff you have to pay for must be really great (which I later found to be true)...I am very impressed with everything. The quality of the material is fantastic and the publications are beautiful. The graphics, the layout, the videos are all very impressive. It really is a lot for the money and I am really excited about learning. Thank you very much."
David Cox, Home Studio Musician, and Engineer
"really changed the way I approach music: like EQ'ing the reverb and delay effects themselves to avoid conflicts on different frequencies."
"The EQ Course was eye-opening in many ways. Having had basically no previous information on mixing, the course really gave me a sense of how essential EQ'ing is to the process. It helped me take my mixes from muddy and boomy to fairly clear, and definitely helped me get some punch into kicks and basses. Some really basic things that I hadn't even considered, which really changed the way I approach music: like EQ'ing the reverb and delay effects themselves to avoid conflicts on different frequencies...it does an effective job of squeezing much information into little time, and the formulations are clear and pedagogical. The amount of useful information I gained from the course was impressive and I am extremely grateful for having been given these gems!"
Maximillian, Home Studio Producer
"I'm able to get a clean and tight low end on this song I'm working on."
"The EQ tips that have helped the most have to do with the bass guitar and kick drum. I'm able to get a clean and tight low end on this song I'm working on. I cut some of the mud out of the kick and bass, then I let the kick have a little extra 50 Hz and added a little bit around 800 Hz on the bass guitar. That made the low end clear and punchy. This song has an acoustic guitar as one of the main instruments and I decided to put an HPF up to 200 Hz and added a little bit around 3 kHz and it sounds good so far. This is a great guide to get things moving in the right direction!!! Thank You!!!!"
Jeff Smith, Mixing Engineer
"A superbly comprehensive and humorously written book by someone with lots of practical experience,"
"An immediate and hugely practical understanding of the frequency spectrum and fantastic examples of positive and negative aspects of the key audio frequency bands as related to achieving better mixes. A superbly comprehensive and humorously written book by someone with lots of practical experience, that beats many video tutorials on this subject. Plus you can have a comprehensively indexed pdf to hand for quick referencing while mixing without needing to fire up a video tutorial and scrub through the timeline hoping to find what you're looking for! I was a beta reader for the eBook and I liked the content so much I bought the full course!"
Alan Doyle, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Score Developer
100% Risk-Free 365-Day Money-Back Guarantee
As with all of the Audio Issues products, EQ Strategies - Your Ultimate Guide to EQ comes with a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee. If there's even a slight chance that EQ Strategies can help you out, it's a no-brainer to try it.
I promise that following the workflow inside my training will help you create more professional mixes from your home studio. After taking my training you'll know exactly what to do to create separation and balance in your mixes so you can hear all of your instruments and tracks clearly.
There is a reason my students have told me that my training has "instantly improved their mixes." Your fans will love the new professional sounds you're releasing, and you'll impress every new client that comes to your studio because you'll easily show them how good you can make them sound.
You can even read the materials and watch the videos before you make up your mind. You can try all the tricks and keep the training for a full year before deciding whether you like them or not. If at any point you decide that my training didn't skyrocket the quality of your productions, simply email [email protected] at ANY TIME for a full refund, no questions asked or strings attached!
I take my guarantee very seriously. I am not interested in keeping your money if you do not get any value from what I'm creating for you.
So if you’re not happy, I’m not happy.
I am FAQ'ing Passionate About EQ!
...So Here are Some Answers to Popular Questions
Do I need any specific software or a special plug-in?
Do I need a specific DAW?
Can't I just find all this on Youtube?
What if I don't have time?
Do I need any specific plug-ins?
What if I don't learn anything new?
Is this for beginners or advanced engineers?
How is the course delivered?
I only do [insert your genre here]. How will this course help me mix my genre of music?
Do you have any big-name credits that you've worked with?
"Immediate and impressive"
"The format helped me solidify the basics very quickly. I sampled a few sessions with the concepts and found an immediate and pronounced improvement. Full of tips that are immediately useful...the initial results are immediate and impressive....thanks."
"Helping me immensely!"
"The Ultimate EQ Guide is helping me immensely! I am new to mixing but have been in many studios as a recording musician. It's helping me clean up muddy mixes and get more punch out of my recordings. I highly recommend it!"
"All Very Helpful"
"I like the specific EQ tips for each instrument. They're all very helpful and I learned quite a few new things: bass harmonics, how to make the beaters pop on kick drums, adding more punch to snare drums, and tips to make guitars sit better in the mix (which also works for lead synths)."
Imagine: You'll Bypass 10+ years of EQ Mistakes with Your Ultimate Guide to EQ
Instead of twisting knobs and scratching your head in a dimly lit music venue for what feels like an eternity, you can learn everything you need about EQ in only a few hours.
EQ doesn't have to be a mystery so let me show you how to master it.
Don't learn behind a mixing board in a badly lit live venue like I did, with trial and error and randomly twisting knobs until "something" sounded "just ok..."
This guide will teach you everything I’ve learned since then, in a much more comfortable setting.
You'll know exactly where your instruments are clashing, making any EQ problem easy to fix.
Once you master EQ, you'll be able to create space and separation between all the instruments in your mix.
- You don't need to worry about muddy mixes any more because you'll know exactly how to clean up your low-mids.
- You don't need to worry about a boxy drum sound because you know exactly how to EQ your drums to make them sound smoother.
- You don't need to be scared about whether you're adding too much high-end harshness because you'll know exactly how to tame your high-mids.
So if you want to master the art of EQ'ing, look no further.Get Access to Your Ultimate Guide to EQ Now
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Free Bonus #1: How to Make Radio-Ready Records With Easy Mastering EQ Tricks ($19)
This guide explains the difference between EQ during the mixing and mastering phase.
It shows you all the methods to keep in mind, as well as the mistakes to avoid when you're using EQ while mastering.
Free Bonus #2 - 10 Ways to Use Compression Effectively ($29)
EQ and compression go hand in hand to create great mixes.
Those two processors will take your mixes from rough recordings to punchy mixes.
Included in your EQ Strategies package is a free Compression Masterclass that teaches you ten different ways to use compression to make punchier and tighter mixes.
- How to use all those buttons on your compressor
- The difference between a FET, VCA and Opto compression types (and how incredibly important it is to experiment with each style)
- How to know the difference in compression styles between different compression emulations
- How to use compression to smooth out dynamics (and how you can see it visually)
- How to use the attack and release to create shape
- How to use serial compression to squeeze dynamics without squashing the signal
- How to use parallel compression for extra punch
- How to use multi-band compression to affect different frequency areas
- How to use mix-buss compression to glue your mix together from the start
Plus: Quick Mixing and Mastering With Stock Plug-ins ($99 Value)
Included for free with EQ Strategies - Your Ultimate Guide to EQ is my Quick Mixing and Mastering With Stock Plug-ins course.
If you want to learn how to quickly take your home studio recordings from amateur demos to quality productions fast and efficiently, then you're going to love Quick Mixing With Stock Plug-ins.
You'll learn how to get a quick static mix right away, make fast EQ and compression decisions and how to instantly add depth and effects to your mix.
Quick Mixing With Stock Plug-ins will teach you:
- How to subtly gate kick drums to get rid of bleed
- How to use a sub-bass plug-in to add warmth, thickness and tightness to your low-end
- How to get rid of unnecessary high-end that makes your snare sound "brittle"
- Knowing when to take it easy on the compression when the song needs to breathe
- How to use amp simulators and parallel processing to breathe life into your bass and guitars (while also making your mixes sound wider)
- How to use tape delay and EQ to create a 3-dimensional sound that doesn't add too much space to the up-front instruments
- How and when to have fun with compression to level out a guitar-solo and using a side-chain to get the guitar out of the way of the vocal
- How to use my absolute favorite reverb trick, the "3-Verb" blend to create natural space and depth in all your instruments where they all have a separate spot in the mix but they all sound like they're playing together in the same room
- Why you make most of your hard-thinking mixing choices with only EQ and compression. The rest is just a bunch of fun
- How to use parallel kick processing to add punch to the low-end
- How to quickly decide which compression model is best for your mix
"Gave me more confidence in making choices according to my own ears."
"Your initial video, as I recall, AB'ed between the raw and finished mix - I liked what I heard. Overall, it gave me more confidence in making choices according to my own ears. Just seeing how you make on the fly decisions was useful. I suppose it also highlighted how each time we mix a song it will end up different. As ever, one of the main things that stood out is the importance of having good sounding and well-performed tracks (which you have with this great tune) - from there it's so much easier to get an excellent end product. You advertised it as a quick mix and that's what you did. I thought 2 hrs was a very good length too. Overall, I really enjoyed your presentation style and your explanations about the choices you made. You're clearly good at teaching and you seem to enjoy it too."
-Anthony Lee, Audio Engineer
Quick Mastering With Stock Plug-ins
In Quick Mastering we take the mix we did in Quick Mixing and add some mastering processors to the master bus to get it radio-ready and competitive while staying dynamic.
We'll use subtle EQ to create balance, multi-band compression to get rid of muddiness in the low-mids, and limiting to get it sounding loud and competitive so you can get your new single straight to your favorite streaming site.
- The Quick Mastering 4 plug-in chain that works on any great sounding mix
- How to use a reference to get your master sounding like a professional record
- Using multi-band compression to glue the mix together without squashing it
- Using subtle linear phase EQ to make slight tweaks that make all the difference to your overall frequency balance
- What you should look for in your stock metering plug-ins when you're mastering
The Quick Mixing Checklist: 110 Mixing Tips to Create Awesome Mixes From Your Home Studio
- 14 Easy Ways to Get a Great Static Mix
- 16 Tricks That'll Transform Your Drum Sound From Puny to Powerful
- 31 Invaluable Techniques For a Tighter Low-End in Your Bass and Bigger Guitars
- 27 Ways to Create a Professional Vocal Sound With EQ, Compression and Effects, Even if You Recorded With Amateur Equipment
- Plus: 31 Questions to Ask Yourself About Editing and Mastering to Take Your Mixes to the Next Level.
Now, if you would buy all these bonuses, they would add up to quite a bit if I were to offer you all of these things separately.
Normally...they'd be bundled together for $147. But the good news is...as an exclusive offer, you can get it for FREE when you get Your Ultimate Guide to EQ!
It's Time to Transform Your Mixes From Muddy and Harsh to Clean and Clear
If all EQ Strategies -Your Ultimate Guide to EQ helped you create more powerful and punchy mixes, would that be worth it to you?
And if all it did was give you the proven workflow to create separation between the instruments in your mixes, would that be worth it to you?
And what if all it did was help you create mixes that made people go:
"Wow! Did you mix that? It sounds awesome!"
...would that be worthwhile to you?
If that's the case, it seems like you have two choices:
- Do nothing and stay where you are. Keep creating muddy mixes that sound weak and amateurish...or
- Get access to EQ Strategies - Your Ultimate Guide to EQ and understand how to use EQ so that you can hear all the different instruments in your mixes.
I think the choice is clear.
Hit the button below and get started making clearer mixes.
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Here's What's Included When You Add the Step By Step Mixing System to Your Order
Step By Step Mixing eBook
If you're tired of individual tricks and wished you had a clear set of instructions on how to make your mixes sound like the professional records you love so much, then Step By Step Mixing is your clear and concise reference guide for better sounding music in your home studio.
Better Mixes in Less Time eBook
Save hours on every song you mix with these easy productivity tips guaranteed to speed up your workflow. If you're currently taking forever to finish each mix, then the workflow inside Better Mixes in Less Time will help you save hours of unnecessary mix work so you can crank out quality mixes in no time.
You Get What You Give eBook
If you want to get paid for your mixes and transform your home studio hobby into a profitable and sustainable career, You Get What You Give is the book you need to succeed. Includes the bonus masterclass: 70 Ways to Monetize Your Music Career.
2-Part Mix Quickstart Masterclass Videos
Get more mixing information in 30 minutes than you would wasting 30 hours going down a Youtube rabbit hole. This exclusive 2-part video workshop shows you exactly how to use EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation to make amazing mixes from your home studio.
Mix Translation Masterclass Video
Learn the 7-step process to get your songs sounding awesome on any speaker without needing to buy expensive equipment. Most home studio musicians ignore these simple steps and stay cursed with boomy low end and muddy mixes.
Home Studio Mastering Interview
Discover how to master your mixes from your home studio, how to approach multi-band compression during mastering, how to make your master louder while keeping the mix dynamic, how to EQ during mixing vs mastering and how to master for different formats like broadcast radio and sync libraries
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