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How I’ve NOT been finishing the 8-song record that Sneaky Little Devil has been working on for nearly 5 years...
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I Have a Problem
How can I take my rate of output from feeling like “I’m a failure, wasting talent” to “FU*K YEAH! I’m Living Life FULLY!”

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Benchmarks For Killer Vocal Mixing
How to record and process vocals so they sit perfectly in the mix, connected to the song, with no weird resonances or peaky overtones.

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Hearing Through Someone Else's Ears
How to hear everything differently, Instantly...

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Mixing Isn't What You Think
Are you sure you know what the goal of mixing is? If not, how can you know when a mix is done, or how good it is? Here’s how…

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Why I Sold All My Expensive Vintage Preamps
The Short Answer: Because I made a preamp that changed the way I think about recording.

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EQ: Before or After Compression?
Each eq/comp relationship has a different purpose and a different effect, but the underlying principle is the same: interactivity.

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Emotional Stacks of Sounds
How to create drama in your mixes through contrast and evolving change throughout the song.

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Who Influenced Your Influences
Often, innovators aren’t innovators at all, but replicators. Expand your musical horizons by examining those who influenced your influences.

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Advice from the Masters
Influential bits of wisdom from experts the world over.

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Whose Map are you Following?
Ask for help when needed, seek council when appropriate, but always disregard any advice that doesn’t jive with the map drawn in your head.

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Patterns - Make, Break, Repeat.

It may not be easy, but breaking habits *is* simple. Do it often, and your craft will improve immeasurably.

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Timelessness Takes Time
Whatever it is you need to do, get on with it now, and if you’ve already started, keep going until it’s done.

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BETTER ARRANGEMENTS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS (PART 3)
Arrangement: Do it right, and the listener can’t help but become mesmerized.

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BETTER ARRANGEMENTS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS (PART 2)
You don’t need to break new ground or blow any minds with your cleverness. Just get the job done.

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Taking your Own Advice
I’ve always been a fan of minimal mic techniques on drums, and I still am, but the mics and their positions have changed pretty radically.

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Better Arrangements in 5 Simple Steps (Part 1)
Every part of a song has it’s own beginning, middle, and end. It’s your job to move your audience through it. How well are you doing it?

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Make Them Feel Something
If you want to be adored, you have to be okay with being reviled. You can't have one without the other.

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Stumbling Your Way to Extraordinary
You can be fairly clueless about something and at the same time be exceptionally good at it, because the results are what matters.

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THERE ARE NO RULES...SO MAKE A FEW! (PART 2)
Play infinite games with yourself to expand your artistic processes, personal life, and even your mind.

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There Are No Rules... So Make a Few! (Part 1)
When it comes to art and life, whatever you think you need to do, do it... because there are no rules.