Be honest, you’re getting better at mixing.
You’ve watched a ton of tutorials, put some tips into practice, and you are starting to see some results.
But you still feel like your mixes aren’t at 100% yet.
What’s the missing piece?
Is it simply watching MORE tutorials? Or upgrading your plugins? (Or monitors, converters, acoustic treatment, etc).
At your core you know this isn’t true.
More (or more expensive) gear can’t make you a better mixer.
So what is it that separates you from your favorite top mixers?
What do they have that you don’t?
It comes down to two simple things: mentorship and time.
You see too many home studio owners are working alone in isolation. You hunker down in your dark audio cave, watch tutorials, and then implement what you are learning.
That process can only take you so far.
To truly be great you need mentorship – access to someone who is steps ahead of you in their mixing journey, showing your their process, their struggles and successes.
This used to happen with studio internships and apprenticeships, but those opportunities are disappearing overnight.
“No better way to get better at your craft!”
“The best way to get better is to do it over and over again” as the saying goes, and this is true of mixing too. Dueling mixes has allowed me to “do it over and over again” with lots of different genres of music and styles of song, not to mention the other benefits like the forum and the mix videos. If you’re considering a membership, I urge you to pull the trigger and go for it. You’ll find no better way to get better at your craft! - Mark E.
Get Inside The Mind Of A Mixer
What if you could sit in the studio with a seasoned mixer every month and watch him mix a song? You could learn what plugins he uses on what tracks, and why.
Then what if you could take those same multi-track files and mix the song yourself? Applying those mixing tips and strategies on the exact same audio files.
What if you could do that with not just one but two mixers as well?
Imagine getting two very different (but valid) perspectives on how to mix a given song, and then applying the best of what you learned to your OWN version of that exact same song.
Let’s take this a step further.
What if you could spend time with both of these mixers every month and ask them anything you wanted regarding mixing?
If you ever got stuck in the mix you could ask them directly and get answers.
This is what we call mentorship – and it used to happen in person, in studios, all across the world.
Now apply this mentorship over months and years and – bingo – major growth in your craft and your ability to churn out top level mixes.
Wouldn’t that be nice.
We Bring The Mentorship To You
But today – thanks to the Internet – your location and access to a studio with an internship program is no longer a determining factor in your ability to get regular mentorship.
Welcome to Dueling Mixes.
This is the online community and training experience your mixes have been missing.
Created by veteran mixers and audio coaches Joe Gilder (HomeStudioCorner.com) and Graham Cochrane (TheRecordingRevolution.com) – Dueling Mixes is the missing piece to your mixing education.
Here’s how it works.
As a member of Dueling Mixes you’ll be getting your hands dirty with monthly mix training.
Each month we load up a brand new song to mix, from a wide range of artists and genres. Joe and Graham will both have already mixed the song on their own, in their own studios, and you get to listen to each of our mixes and see how we go in different directions with the song with monthly tutorial videos.
Then, of course, you get to download the WAV files yourself, import them into your DAW of choice, and get to mixing.
Having an idea of what these tracks CAN sound like you’ll have a goal to shoot for (and hopefully surpass). We supply the artists and the tracks, you do the mixing.
Double The Training – Each And Every Month
Not only do you get to hear two very different mixes of the same song, the song that YOU will be mixing – but you get access to two brand new mixing tutorial training videos each and every month.
Joe and Graham walk you through their entire mix showing you every single plugin, setting, tweak, hack, trick, and technique used to get their mix to where it is.
This is what makes Dueling Mixes so unique: two perspectives on a mix, each month. Not one.
You aren’t forced to follow one mentor, with his style of mixing and his taste in music.
Rather you get to see two mixers’ perspectives. Leaving you to decide whose advice you want to take.
And don’t be fooled – we really are duking it out, trying to see who is the better mixer each and every month.
The cool thing – when we fight, YOUR mixes win. We put all our best cards on the table and you simply get better and better each and every month.
Hence why it’s called Dueling Mixes. We don’t mess around.
Not Just More Training – A Complete Community
But don’t mistake what’s happening here. Dueling Mixes is some of the best behind the scenes mix training on the web, but it’s way more than that.
As a monthly member you join the most supportive, engaged, and talented mixing communities around.
There hundreds of other die hard home studio mixers just like you sharing their mixes, giving each other feedback, entering mix competitions, and flat out encouraging one another in the private forum and members area.
Confused about part of the mixing process? Ask the community and you’ll get help right away.
Want to compare your mixes to others at your same stage of the mixing journey? Post your mix and get some feedback.
Simply want some good advice about what gear to use and how to get the most out of your setup? You guessed it: ask the community.
It’s all member driven and member protected.
We’ve never seen such passionate and positive people on any other site. It’s truly a unique part of Dueling Mixes.
Monthly Coaching From Joe And Graham
One thing that we do for our members is give them unfiltered access to us each and every month through live online coaching.
Have a question? Attend the live coaching session and fire away.
It’s a jam packed hour, but each month we open the floor to answer YOUR questions. It’s a time completely directed by you, the members.
Again, what you need is regular mentorship in order to get better mixes.
This access to Joe and Graham is just another valuable part of that equation. And we don’t offer it anywhere else (at least not for this price).
“Like a top notch gym and coach for a boxer!”
Dueling Mixes for me is like a top notch gym and coach for a boxer. With exceptional instruction and examples, it’s where I constantly train and improve to step into the mixing ring and finish each song with confidence. - Chris D.
BONUS: The Path To Great Mixes
In addition to all the monthly awesomeness of being a Dueling Mixes member, when you sign up, you’ll immediately receive our eBook The Path to Great Mixes – 10 Proven Steps Every Mixer Must Know - absolutely free.
This is a brand new, exclusive eBook, created just for Dueling Mixes members.
In this eBook, we show you the foundation, the process, the PATH we take every time we mix a song.
Mixing isn’t about randomly tweaking knobs for hours until it sounds right. There’s a process. There’s an order to it.
And we cover this for you, step-by-step, in this eBook.
If you follow the steps in order, you’ll mix faster and churn out better mixes with more clarity and musicality each time.
But then pair that with the monthly tracks and training you’ll be getting as a member of Dueling Mixes and your mixing ability will be put on the fast track for sure.
Covered in the book:
- Where to begin? (A simple method to get your mix off to the right start.) – page 5
- The secret to gain-staging (How to quickly prevent your mixes from getting out of hand and clipping later in the mix process) – page 5
- Mix focus (A simple step most people overlook, but it’s the key to getting laser-like focus and great results on any mix.) – page 6
- “Mixing Backwards” (2 reasons you should mix backwards, and why it could be the best thing you could do for your mix) page 9
- Setting your mix up for success (Why the first 15 minutes of the mix are so important) – page 10
- The Secret Weapon of Mixing (No, it’s not a plugin, but it’s the absolute key to your mixing success) – page 12
- The right way to use EQ (How to avoid sabotaging your hard work with EQ) – page 14
- A Case for Subtractive EQ (Why it rocks…and always will) – page 15
- The Many Uses of Compression (How to know when to use it…and on what tracks) – page 20
- Mixing Order (How to bring in each instrument without undoing everything you’ve already mixed) – page 22
- Big Picture Mixing (How to give your mix decisions the right context) – page 23
- The Foundation of a Good Mix (Hint: It’s not fancy…but it’s effective) – page 24
- Busses (How to best use busses in your mixes) – page 25
- The Right Way to Use Effects (How to let them accent your work, not cover it up) – page 26
- “Sweetening” (What the heck is it, and why does it matter?) – page 27
- That “Live” Feel (How to inject a live, energetic feel to your somewhat lifeless mix) – page 30
- The Final Steps (What do you need to know to finish the mix properly?) – page 32
Oh – this eBook is not available for sale, anywhere.
Consider it our gift to you, simply for joining Dueling Mixes.
The Guaranteed Way To Get Better At Mixing
We get it – you’re here because you want to churn out better mixes.
So many products advertise that promise – “Buy this and your mixes will improve.”
Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. Sure some tools are necessary and others can help a bit, but no product out there can give you a guarantee of mix improvement.
Do you know what can?
That’s right – the only guaranteed way to get better at mixing is to practice.
It’s painfully simple – but powerfully wonderful and encouraging if you let the truth of that statement sink in.
Every time you complete a mix (and I mean FINISH that sucker) you improve. It’s that simple.
And that is why Dueling Mixes is so effective for our members – it practically FORCES you to finish a mix every single month. You can’t help but improve.
And of course, it’s more than simple practice multi-tracks.
– It’s dedicated training tutorials each month, for THOSE multi-tracks, from two different pro mixers.
– It’s live coaching calls every month.
– It’s the most supportive mixing community on the planet.
– It’s the mentorship, and “touch point” with other home studio owners like yourself that is so lacking today.
And the best part?
It’ll cost you less than a budget mic cable.
“Has rapidly accelerated my skills!”
Dueling Mixes has given me the opportunity to avoid years of painful, and potentially unrecognized, mistakes and has rapidly accelerated my skills to a level at which I feel confident enough to offer my services and build a healthy client base. - Sean M.
Join Our Exclusive Mixing Community Today
If you’re tired of “investing” in more plugins or searching through endless tutorials online, then make a change – sign up for Dueling Mixes today and get instant access to this month’s material.
Remember – as a member of Dueling Mixes, each month you receive:
- Multi-track files to a brand new song
- Two over-the-shoulder mix tutorials
- One live coaching call with Joe and Graham
- Private members only forum
- Exclusive mix competitions and community feedback
- FREE copy of the exclusive eBook The Path To Great Mixes
BONUS – For a limited time, join Dueling Mixes today and we’ll give you access to a 50 minute talk Graham gave called Setting Your Mixes Apart To Potential Clients With One Mental Shift.
When you implement this one concept, something crazy happens: people start to like you and trust you.
You get more business, better clients, and you can raise your rates.
During this presentation Graham goes into more detail regarding this mental shift, as well as hitting these topics:
- The most surprising low end gear I’ve used
- How to know when to stop mixing
- A simple hack I use to get more done in less time
- Mixing in the box vs analog
- Copyrighting your songs
- The fears of starting a freelance audio business
- And more…
Other than the live audience there that night – Graham hasn’t made this talk available to anyone else. You can only get it by joining Dueling Mixes, and only for a limited time.
GET ACCESS TODAY for only $27/month
“Unlike anything else you can find online!”
Dueling Mixes has given me the ability to build my sonic portfolio and confidently show potential new clients examples of the work I’ve done. The information and instruction is unlike anything else you can find online! - Michael G.
As a member of Dueling Mixes you will be billed $27 to your credit card every 30 days. You may cancel at any time. (Once you cancel, you lose access to the members area of course.)
Plus there’s a 30-day Guarantee. If you’re not 100% happy with your membership, you have 30 days to cancel for a full refund. Easy peasy.
Our mentality is simple. We want you to get way more value out of this membership than you ever pay. And we want you to be happy.
Go ahead and sign up. Watch all of the videos, implement the strategies and techniques in a few mixes, download the multi-tracks, hang out in the private members forum, hop on our live coaching call and if you don’t enjoy the results within the first 30 days, we don’t deserve your money.
Simply contact us within 30 days of your initial purchase and we will refund your entire order immediately.
No guilt. No hard feelings.
If it doesn’t work for you, you don’t pay. It’s that simple
See you in the members area!
Joe Gilder & Graham Cochrane
What Members Are Saying…
“I’m lovin’ every minute of it!”
Great idea guys! Exactly what I needed. Did a mix before listening to you guys work and I have to say, I’m lovin’ every minute of it! Fun, fun, fun! Keep up the great work! – Steve K.
I wish I could put into words how freakin’ much I’m learning each month. – Carl K.
“This is a fabulous product!”
Love this stuff! I have been a full time supporter of Joe and Graham since forever! These guys are legit and I love how they are about making everyone including artist/musicians better mix engineers and producers. This is a fabulous product and I already took out 3 months in advance for this, so I can not wait to see what else we get to mix. It’s great for training, making us better and being able to come back to our projects with fresh ears and better understanding. Thanks Joe and Graham I will and would follow you off a cliff!! – Brandon S.
So far, I’ve learned a lot, definitely worth the $$$. – David S.
“It’s not often I look forward to a bill coming due!”
Wanted to send you a quick note letting you know that I am really enjoying DuelingMixes. It is not often that I look forward to a bill coming due! However, I actually look forward to the beginning of the month because I know there will be another song to work on. – Phil H.
“Worth 15 times what you’re charging!”
I don’t usually do this, but I have to say this idea and these training courses are worth approximately 15 times the amount you’re charging for them!
Having two people mix the song and walk through the song like you guys do is just priceless. I’ve worked with many different audio engineers over the years, and I’ve always had a hard time figuring out what “advice” should be logged in a “rule” column and what advice should be logged in a “personal preference” column. As I’m sure you can confirm, a lot of engineers feel certain things are “absolutes” when they are really just personal preference!
Anyway, watching these videos have helped me tremendously! I’ve been able to see what areas I really need to work on, and which ones are really up to the preference of the mixer and artist! I look forward to many more months of videos. - Jerry N.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay with Paypal? Nope. Your membership requires a credit/debit card. No exceptions, sorry.
Will you be keeping score? Abso-freaking-lutely. Each month, members will vote on whose mix they like best (Joe’s or Graham’s). We will be keeping score, and the winner will be bragging profusely.
Can I work at my own pace? Absolutely. Life gets busy. We know. If you’re too busy one month to knock out a mix, that’s cool. BUT, make sure you download the content before the next month rolls around, so you can access it when you have time.
Can I use these tracks for my portfolio? Yes! Each artist that we use on Dueling Mixes has signed off on letting us share the tracks freely. This means you can (and should) totally take YOUR mixes of each song and use them for portfolio building. You mixed them didn’t you?! Just think, in one year you will have 12 more mixes to showcase on your website!
Do I have to use Pro Tools? Nope. Graham will be mixing in Pro Tools. Joe will be mixing in Studio One. The multi-tracks will be provided as consolidated 24-bit WAV files, which can be imported into any DAW. We’ll teach the concepts to you, and those concepts can be applied to any system.
Are the videos downloadable? Absolutely. They’re yours to keep, forever. You can even play ‘em on your iPhone or iPad! (How fancy is that?)
If I can’t make it to the live coaching call, will you shun me forever? Of course not. If you can’t make it to the live coaching call each month, just submit any questions to us via email, and we’ll make sure to answer them…and we’ll do our best not to shun you.
Will you guys be critiquing our mixes? Unfortunately, no. Critiquing mixes takes up far too much time. We couldn’t commit to personally critiquing hundreds of mixes. That’s why we’re giving you BOTH of our mixes plus a video and a Q&A. You can compare your mixes to ours, and then watch the videos to see what we did differently from you. Also, you’re welcome to post your mixes as a comment in the members area for other members to listen to/critique. That’s totally fine.
If I wait to join in 6 months, will I get access to all the past content? Nope. You can only access the material for the months you’ve paid for. If you join 6 months from now, you won’t have access to all the cool songs we’re going to work on between now and then. (It’s kinda like a magazine subscription. You don’t get all the back issues when you sign up, only the current and future ones.)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Not sure.
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