Online Mixing and Mastering Tutorials

Learn Mixing and Mastering Tips from Top Mixing and Mastering Engineer Matty Harris.

I love to help people when they ask me questions about mixing and mastering. So I thought it would be helpful to make blog with mixing and mastering tutorials to help artist at home learn some tricks and tips to make their songs better. Mixing and Mastering has taken me years to master, and I have had a lot of help along the way. These videos and articles  are my small way of giving back. Leave a commit if you have any questions and I answer as fast as I can!

Parallel Kick Compression

Getting your kick to stand out in a mix can be a tricky subject, but when done properly it can really help out a mix. There are multiple ways you can setup your parallel compression. You can create a send and a return, or duplicate the track. The real trick is to...

How to Create the Phone Effect

Today I wanna go over a real simple effect, that I use a lot. It's the telephone effect, which does exactly what it sounds like, makes you voice sound like it's on a telephone. I use this when mixing ad lib tracks and on the intro to songs sometimes....

Hip-Hop Vocal Effects

Leaving off where the last post ended on EQ and Compression, I wanted to talk about effects I use for Hip-Hop Vocals. Hip-Hop Vocals are usually pretty dry but in the video I show you how you can use slap delay, harmonizer and light reverb to make them stick out in...

How to Release a Mixtape

So you got your songs mixed and mastered (by a pro I hope) and your ready to release your 1st mixtape. But what do you do now? There are tons of sites you can release it on.  datpiff.com, djbooth.net, and livemixtapes are great places to start. Also if you want to...

How To Setup Reverb

When using reverb in Pro Tools or any DAW, there are three main ways you can set it up. You can use as a aux send and return, apply the reverb directly on the track, or process the reverb into the audio file. There are advantages and disadvantages to each one, let's...

How to Mix Dance Drums

Drums are probably the most important part of a dance track. The kick needs to be slamming, and the snare and hi-hats need to be loud and tight. The good thing for producers is there are tons of sound banks out with amazing drums sounds. So that leaves only one...

How to Fly a Hook

Flying hooks in Pro Tools or any other DAW has never been easier. When I first started as a engineer that was not the case. I would have to record the full hook then mix it. After that I would sample it into a sampler like a MPC. The final step would be rewinding the...

How to find the Auto-Tune Key

Everyone and their mother uses auto-tune these days. However many people might not have the musical training needed to find the find the key of a song. There are a few simple ways to do this! (Update: Auto-Tune Pro now comes with a key detector check out my full...

How to use Vocalign

Vocalign is one of my favorite plugins. I remember when I was younger I was one of the first engineers in Boston to start using it. It's magical how it can line up a lead and double vocal in the matter of a few seconds. Before Vocalign I would have to go through and...

Hip-Hop Vocal Mixing 101

I've been mixing hip-hop music for over 12 years now. While I use some of the same techniques, every song is different. Some rappers vocals are deep and need to be brightened up. While others have a thinner voice and can be prone to lots of high sibilance. This video...

About Mix and Master My Song

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Mix and Master my song is an online mixing and mastering service by award-winning engineer Matty Harris. Matty has worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Sammy Adams, and many more. His mission is to help independent artist recording at home or in budget studios get professional sounding mixes that can compete on the radio.