The 5 Drivers of Mixing (Part 1) – The Key to a Great Sounding Mix

The 5 Drivers of Mixing (Part 1) – The Key to a Great Sounding Mix

The 5 Drivers of Mixing



Watch the above video to learn ‘The 5 Drivers of Mixing’ and how they influence almost every decision we make in a mix. These are the 5 main things we’re doing throughout a mix in order to make it sound great, and understanding these ‘5 Drivers’ is the first step to learning how to mix your songs like the pros.


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Click here to download my ‘5 Drivers of Mixing’ eBook that goes along with this video. The book breaks down each of the 5 Drivers and lists the key questions that we need to be asking throughout the mix.

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Watch Part 2: How To Mix a Song – Using the 5 Drivers in a Mix

Click here to watch ‘Part 2: How to Mix a Song – Using the 5 Drivers in a Mix’, where I’ll be taking you through a mix and showing you practically how these 5 Drivers play a key role in almost every decision we make.


22 Comments

  1. This is so great. Nice material and very clear-cut explanation about mixing. Thank you!

    Reply
  2. This is helpfull for knowing what it exactly is that what you would want to do while mixing.
    Knowing what to do is benificial because any technical information on ‘how to’ can easily be found on the internet.

    Knowing what to do and why to do so is extremely important to be able to make decisions and a mixing process is simply making a bunch of decisions.

    Reply
  3. Right on ! good job yes your are helping me to create the concept in of mixing in my head before i even touch my d.a.w. wow !! Rob thanks again for real…

    Reply
  4. Rob, you are really a great teacher, before I found you, my song making process was just make an instrumental that I have in my mind and immediately throw every effect on it, even in the master channel, and I never figured how is it that my song sounds like it was made in a washing machine. Now I am ready to redo all my stuff and become a magician, to be able to make the song sounding as it is in my mind,and also to have someone say when they listen to my end product, wow this sounds like a professional track. Thank you very much, I appreciate you effort a lot! Big Up to you!

    Reply
  5. This is exactly the tutorial I wanted to have to build up my base in mixing.. This is very clear and precise
    thanks a lot.

    Reply
  6. Thanks Rob.. you’ve opend my ears :-)

    Reply
  7. That’s a great video, makes the mixing process a lot more limpid! Finding the right questions to ask when mixing AND learning to listen for specific aspects is a great method to follow, without necessarily follow a chart. Each mix having specific needs, it makes more sense to follow principles rather than a step by step process. Thank you very much!!

    Reply
  8. Great lesson. I’ve been mixing awhile, but never really thought about some of the things you mentioned, especially shaping. Yes, I totally understood muddy:) I Record my Bass, Guitar and Baritone Voice and get that muddy feeling, whereas I record my acoustic and voice and seems fine. Will be going back and work on shaping to improve. Thanks

    Reply
  9. This is incredibly helpful. You’re really clearing things up and establishing in my mind how to mix properly, as opposed to my previous scatter-brained approach. Thanks very much for your teaching videos, Rob.

    Reply
  10. You r the best Rob

    Reply
  11. This video has been very helpful in systematically explaining the thought process needed to ask the right mixing questions. By doing so, we gain theoretical understanding and apply feasible and rational answers or solutions. Your articulation is refreshing and well understood. Thank you very much. All the best!!

    Reply
  12. How can I thank you for this amazing and useful tutorial? It’s just more than awesome!

    Reply
  13. Wonderfully explained. I went in thinking this would be a bit basic for me, but you helped me realize that I need to respect the basics more in order to achieve better results. Thank you for your creation. God bless.

    Reply
  14. Thank you soo much. Super clear and just what I need.

    Reply
  15. Hey Rob – thank you for putting together. The explanation is extremely clear and relevant. Very interesting to frame the entire mixing process around asking the right questions and finding the right tools.

    Reply
  16. extraordinarily helpful thank you

    Geza X

    Reply
  17. Actually insane to me that this information is free. You answered every question I had throughout the entire lecture. Thank you!

    Reply
  18. Thank you! Very clear and simple.

    Reply
  19. I am getting into music production, usually after I finish creating the tracks, I don’t really know how to make it sound professional, your tips are wonderful. Thank you very much for creating this material.

    Reply
  20. Thanks allot Rob, brought some clarity for sure!
    Just started on the mix department and this is a great driving board for me to begin :)

    Thanks allot!

    Reply
  21. I’m totally new to mixing No formal education there just a ear for music. How do I learn compression eq gate effects etc

    Reply
  22. This was a really good explanation on mixing. Summed mixing up for me very clearly which has helped me a lot as a beginner. I can now be more purposeful in my next mix.

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. This is so great. Nice material and very clear-cut explanation about mixing. Thank you!

    Reply
  2. This is helpfull for knowing what it exactly is that what you would want to do while mixing.
    Knowing what to do is benificial because any technical information on ‘how to’ can easily be found on the internet.

    Knowing what to do and why to do so is extremely important to be able to make decisions and a mixing process is simply making a bunch of decisions.

    Reply
  3. Right on ! good job yes your are helping me to create the concept in of mixing in my head before i even touch my d.a.w. wow !! Rob thanks again for real…

    Reply
  4. Rob, you are really a great teacher, before I found you, my song making process was just make an instrumental that I have in my mind and immediately throw every effect on it, even in the master channel, and I never figured how is it that my song sounds like it was made in a washing machine. Now I am ready to redo all my stuff and become a magician, to be able to make the song sounding as it is in my mind,and also to have someone say when they listen to my end product, wow this sounds like a professional track. Thank you very much, I appreciate you effort a lot! Big Up to you!

    Reply
  5. This is exactly the tutorial I wanted to have to build up my base in mixing.. This is very clear and precise
    thanks a lot.

    Reply
  6. Thanks Rob.. you’ve opend my ears :-)

    Reply
  7. That’s a great video, makes the mixing process a lot more limpid! Finding the right questions to ask when mixing AND learning to listen for specific aspects is a great method to follow, without necessarily follow a chart. Each mix having specific needs, it makes more sense to follow principles rather than a step by step process. Thank you very much!!

    Reply
  8. Great lesson. I’ve been mixing awhile, but never really thought about some of the things you mentioned, especially shaping. Yes, I totally understood muddy:) I Record my Bass, Guitar and Baritone Voice and get that muddy feeling, whereas I record my acoustic and voice and seems fine. Will be going back and work on shaping to improve. Thanks

    Reply
  9. This is incredibly helpful. You’re really clearing things up and establishing in my mind how to mix properly, as opposed to my previous scatter-brained approach. Thanks very much for your teaching videos, Rob.

    Reply
  10. You r the best Rob

    Reply
  11. This video has been very helpful in systematically explaining the thought process needed to ask the right mixing questions. By doing so, we gain theoretical understanding and apply feasible and rational answers or solutions. Your articulation is refreshing and well understood. Thank you very much. All the best!!

    Reply
  12. How can I thank you for this amazing and useful tutorial? It’s just more than awesome!

    Reply
  13. Wonderfully explained. I went in thinking this would be a bit basic for me, but you helped me realize that I need to respect the basics more in order to achieve better results. Thank you for your creation. God bless.

    Reply
  14. Thank you soo much. Super clear and just what I need.

    Reply
  15. Hey Rob – thank you for putting together. The explanation is extremely clear and relevant. Very interesting to frame the entire mixing process around asking the right questions and finding the right tools.

    Reply
  16. extraordinarily helpful thank you

    Geza X

    Reply
  17. Actually insane to me that this information is free. You answered every question I had throughout the entire lecture. Thank you!

    Reply
  18. Thank you! Very clear and simple.

    Reply
  19. I am getting into music production, usually after I finish creating the tracks, I don’t really know how to make it sound professional, your tips are wonderful. Thank you very much for creating this material.

    Reply
  20. Thanks allot Rob, brought some clarity for sure!
    Just started on the mix department and this is a great driving board for me to begin :)

    Thanks allot!

    Reply
  21. I’m totally new to mixing No formal education there just a ear for music. How do I learn compression eq gate effects etc

    Reply
  22. This was a really good explanation on mixing. Summed mixing up for me very clearly which has helped me a lot as a beginner. I can now be more purposeful in my next mix.

    Reply

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