Archives: Mixing


Off The Beaten Path

By Mark Bliss


Hi everyone! My name is Mark Bliss, and I’m honored to be the guest blogger for this installment of Zeros & Ones!

When I began exploring DAW music production, my primary motivation was to learn how to create drum and backing tracks to jam to. My search for drum tracks that sounded more realistic than drums machines led me to Acoustica Beatcraft, and later to Mixcraft. I learned there were more ways to create drum tracks than I had imagined. While things can quickly become complex, there are fairly simple ways to achieve great sounding drum tracks.

Read More


Basics of Recording: What Is An EQ?

By Mitchell Sigman


In our “Basics of Recording” blog entries we’ll discuss the building blocks of creating pro recordings. We hope to help folks newer to music production, but hopefully we’ll provide some insights for experienced users too. In this installment we’ll talk about equalizers, usually shortened to simply “EQ.”

Read More


Intermission: The Final Frontier

By Mitchell Sigman


In this installment, I ‘ll discuss mastering of my track, “Intermission”. As before, the completed song is above, and the entire Mixcraft 6 project can be downloaded at the link below. (Standard disclaimer: Some plugins and instruments may be disabled depending upon which Mixcraft version you’re using, which is a passive-aggressive way of telling you to […]

Read More


Recording Four- and Six-String Electric Twangers

By Mitchell Sigman


Last week in the Zero and Ones blog, I broke down the tracking and mixing of the drums in my cheerful little ditty “Intermission”. In this post I’ll go over the how (and what I used) to track the bass and guitar parts.

Read More


Indie Rock Opus pt. 2: Drum Mixin’

By Mitchell Sigman

1 Comment

In the last post, we showed how to split a MIDI rock drum kit over multiple channels for increased control at mixdown. Here I’ll talk about the processing for each drum component.

Read More


Indie Rock Opus pt.1: Building Drum Tracks

By Mitchell Sigman


Hey all! Thought I’d break down a new tune I’ve been working on with Mixcraft 6 called “Intermission”. We’ll assume you’ve already clicked that handsome MP3 player above and are listening. :) I’m going to go through its individual parts in the next couple of blog entries,

Read More