Mixing and mastering is hard, let’s just get that out of the way. Even with golden ears and all the gear in the world, it’s still a sophisticated, intricate process with seemingly conflicting goals: make it loud, but dynamic! Give it air, but make it punchy! Have it balanced, but weighty!
Eventually, you need to let the mix go out into the world, at which point you’re likely to end up on SoundCloud sooner or later. You post it, you fill out the nice forms, and…oh noes, SoundCloud Ate My Mix!
No it didn’t. Your mix just sucks. It’s okay, it happens to everyone (myself included). I have three tips to help you avoid making the mistakes that lead to a poor SoundCloud experience. Read more →