Workflow Secrets, Mixing Mistakes, and Continual Learning With Tom Frampton

In this episode of The Sound.Academy Podcast I spoke with Tom Frampton of Mastering the Mix. Tom is an experienced producer, mixing and mastering engineer, and plugin designer. He has mastered tracks for some of the biggest artists in the music industry, and his next-level plugins are used in studios all around the world.

Tom has built a career around helping producers get better-sounding mixes, so it should be no surprise that he’s very familiar with the challenges producers face today.

In this episode, we discuss everything from time-management tips for busy producers, how to optimize your workflow in the studio, mixing tips for new producers, common mastering mistakes, and even his thoughts on the “loudness war”.

Additionally, Tom gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his mixing and mastering workflow in the studio. He mixes and masters the stems of a track from scratch, showing you how he identifies problematic frequencies in the mix, how he measures loudness and so much more.

This sneak peak at the workflow of a world-class engineer is definitely not something you want to miss.

Lastly, we are thrilled to announce our Ultimate Plugin Giveaway with Mastering the Mix. One lucky producer will win a free copy of each of Mastering the Mix’s premium plugins, including LEVELS, REFERENCE, and EXPOSE ($165 VALUE)!

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