Into The Lair

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How to get WIDE stereo tracks

Dave shows you some simple techniques to achieve WIDE stereo tracks in the 117th Into The Lair.

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Telefunken 251 Microphone Overview by John McBride

John McBride, Engineer and Director of Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN goes over the famed Telefunken 251 microphone (1 of 25 at Blackbird Studio) and what makes it such an iconic piece of recording equipment.

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Mixing FAT Kick Drums

Dave Pensado shows you some techniques to make your kicks FAT while still fitting perfectly in the mix.


Mixing Big FAT Snares

Want your snare drums to have more fatness and low-end in the mix? Dave provides some simple tricks to help you out in the 115th Into The Lair.

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5 Favorite Mix Buss Plugins of 2014

Dave Pensado shows you his top 5 favorite mix buss plugins for 2014 in the 114th 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.