51 episodes

Helping musicians, engineers and producers create professional recordings and mixes from home.

Master Your Mix Podcas‪t‬ Mike Indovina

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Helping musicians, engineers and producers create professional recordings and mixes from home.

    EP 51: Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Battery, Be Well)

    EP 51: Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Battery, Be Well)

    Brian McTernan is a record producer most known for his work in the hardcore and punk scenes where he has worked with artists such as Thrice, Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, Bane, and many more out of his studio, Salad Days, in Baltimore. He’s also a guitar player and singer who has performed with his own bands, Battery and Be Well.


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:


    How the process of trial and error will make you a better engineerWhy leaving things raw can create better results than perfectHow to find what makes a band special and taking their strengths to the next levelThe art of making a band’s vision come to lifeHow to avoid the “sophomore slump” of making recordsHis signal chain for achieving bass tones that cut through mixes and fit into the low-end sweet-spotHow to create meaningful lyrics that people connect withThe trick to editing tracks so they don’t sound stale and robotic

    To learn more about Brian McTernan, visit his website: saladdays.com


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    EP 50: Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shania Twain)

    EP 50: Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shania Twain)

    Kevin Churko is a Canadian engineer, producer and song writer best known for his work with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain, and countless others. Between growing up in a musical family and having had the opportunity to work under famed producer Mutt Lange, Kevin has dedicated his life to working in music and has emerged as one of the top producers/engineers in the world. He has been nominated for eight Juno Awards and has won four times. He currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his studio, The Hideout.


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:


    How to analyze your songs from a fan perspectiveCrafting music around vocalsKevin’s vocal chainHis go-to compression settings for vocalsEstablishing value to your clients

    To learn more about Kevin, visit:


    http://www.kevinchurko.com/


    https://www.hideoutlv.com/


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP 49: Fredrick Nordstrom (In Flames, At The Gates, Opeth)

    EP 49: Fredrick Nordstrom (In Flames, At The Gates, Opeth)

    Fredrik Nordstrom is a producer, engineer, and mixer based out of Sweden, where he owns and operates Studio Fredman. He has worked many of the leading melodic death metal and power metal bands, including At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, and Opeth. He is considered by many in the metal community to be one of the top producers in the genre as well as a central figure of the Gothenburg style.


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:


    “Pro” gear vs “cheap” gear – How much of a difference does it really make?Building a listening room and understanding the impact it makes on monitoringUnderstanding who you are making music forWhy your first few takes are the most importantHow recording DI tracks can save your sessionsThe importance of taking breaks while mixingThe advantages of using one session per album vs one session per songThe famed Fredman technique for recording guitar tracks

    To learn more about Fredrick Nordstrom, visit:


    https://studiofredman.com/


    https://fredmandigital.com/


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 1 hr
    EP 48: Tim O’Sullivan (Leonard Cohen, Rayland Baxter, Billy Corgan)

    EP 48: Tim O’Sullivan (Leonard Cohen, Rayland Baxter, Billy Corgan)

    Tim O’Sullivan is an engineer, producer who has worked with many amazing artists including Leonard Cohen, Karen O, Rayland Baxter, Billy Corgan, SWMRS, Fidlar and so many more. He has had quite the career in audio so far; having worked at Undertone Audio where he was responsible for wiring consoles and cables, to becoming the studio manager at Eric Valentine’s Barefoot Recording studio.


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:


    The odd technique used to record drums with Queens Of The Stone AgeUsing saturation in your mixesWorking with Eric ValentineBreaking the “rules of audio”How a single cable drastically altered Slash’s signature guitar soundWhere to start when it comes to finding clients

    To learn more about Tim O’Sullivan, visit:


    http://osullivanaudio.com/


    https://www.barefoot-recording.com/


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 58 min
    Ep 47: Lance Prenc (Alpha Wolf, Polaris)

    Ep 47: Lance Prenc (Alpha Wolf, Polaris)

    Lance Prenc is a producer and engineer from Australia who is known for his work in the metalcore genre. Having worked with bands like Alpha Wolf and Dealer, he has very quickly established himself in the scene as an engineer who pays great attention to detail in order to get amazing results.


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:


    The importance of a good DI when recording guitarCreating consistency with your takesHow to mix low-tuned guitarsApplying live sound techniques to in-studio workUsing clipping to improve your tracksMaking your tracks sound more exciting with automation· Finding the sweet-spot when micing a guitar cabinet

    To learn more about Lance, visit: https://prencaudiosamples.bigcartel.com/


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP 46: Dan Korneff (Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin)

    EP 46: Dan Korneff (Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin)

    Dan Korneff is a ultra-talented producer, mixer, and engineer who has worked with many prominent rock bands including Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Lamb Of God, and so many more. In addition to engineering, Dan also has a plugin company, Korneff Audio, that produces amazing tools for engineers to use in their mixes.






    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:






    The importance of writing a great bridgeThe inexpensive condenser microphone responsible for his massive guitar soundsBlending multiple drum samples together to create huge sounding snaresHis strategic approach to using compression to shape soundsUsing extreme compression in a mixThe importance of understanding analog signal flow in order to manipulate sounds

    To Learn more about Dan Korneff, visit:


    http://www.dankorneff.com/


    https://korneffaudio.com/


    To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ 


    Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint 


    To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.


    Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com


    Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

oli.bndrs ,

Daily source of inspiration

I recently got into recording and mixing wanting to take my band to the next level. I found this podcast right at the same time and listened to pretty much every episodes. It’s been a daily source of inspiration and knowledge and always gets me hyped to work on my own music. Keep em coming!

jon.guitarpenter ,

Please don’t stop!

This is by far one of the most informative podcasts to help audio enthusiasts and professionals! They take the time to get into the details that can really make a difference in your mixes. Keep up the excellent content please!

Mr. Mozy ,

Awesome podcast!!

This podcast is absolutely great! Full of awesome content and interviews! I have learned so much useful techniques that are currently being applied at my studio. So worth the listen!!

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