Into The Lair

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3 Must-Have Plugins

Dave shows you 3 cheap/free highly-useful plugins that can enhance your mixes and workflow in the 113th Into The Lair.

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Mixing Background Vocals

Dave Pensado shows you some techniques to gain clarity and definition between the multiple elements of your vocal mix in the 112th Into The Lair.

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Fix the Transients in Your Mix

Dave demonstrates how to fix tracks with unwanted transients on the 111th Into The Lair.

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How to use VST/AU plugins in Pro Tools

Dave Pensado shows you how you can use your favorite VST/AU plugins in Pro Tools using a plugin called DDMF Meta.


Mix Tips From a Mastering Engineer pt. 2

PART 2: Dave goes "Into The Lair" with Gene Grimaldi, Chief Engineer at Oasis Mastering and offers tips on how to make your mix as ready as possible for mastering.

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How To Mix Bass That Cuts

Dave shows you some simple techniques to get your bass to cut through the mix and allow your ear to find it without being overpowering.

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New Ways To Mix Reverb

Dave shows you some new ways to use reverb to get the most out of your vocal tracks.

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Mastering Techniques For Better Dynamics

Dave shows you some simple tricks to use while mastering your music to preserve dynamics and give your tracks a better feel.

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Mixing Vocals With Multiple Delays

Dave shows you how using multiple delays on a vocal and adjusting by ear can give your delays a better feel in the mix than simply timing them with the BPM of the track.

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Mixing Vocals With Parametric EQ

Mix Engineer Dave Pensado shows you techniques using the bandwidth of your parametric EQ's that can be used to achieve better sounding vocals in the mix.