Is “Erratic EQ” Ruining Your Mixes?

For Years, My Mixes ​Were Mediocre...

Then I Learned About “Erratic EQ”

Now I Make a Full-Time Living in The Music Industry

My mixes pretty much sucked for the first ten years.

The worst part?

I had no idea what I was doing wrong.

It didn’t make sense!

I learned everything I could, and still... they just didn’t sound right. 

Then I had a breakthrough.

​I Was Mixing All Wrong

I was in a band in college. We ​were one of those bands that's cursed with a weird name...

D​EFUNK'D

​​​In our second year at college, ​​​an experieced engineer asked to ​record us.

His name was James, and even though he was also a student, he ​was ​already working at some pretty prestigious studios​.

This was a chance of a lifetime. After all, nothing ​beats working with someone who has already achieved what you want to achieve​.

We recorded a song - a cover of ​Kiss by Prince - and after the recording session I had the opportunity to watch him mix the song.

As I watched James mix, I noticed he spent a lot of time on EQ. Way more time than I did. And he used it in a completely different way.

Turns out I was using EQ all wrong.

This was an “AHA!” moment for me. It completely changed ​the way I mixed.

I asked James a ton of questions about his process, and he ​explained his entire ​approach to EQ.

The next time I sat down to mix, I implemented everything that James taught me. And the difference was huge.

The Real Problem Was "Erratic EQ"

Almost a decade later, I can clearly see what I was doing wrong.

I was suffering from what I now call “Erratic EQ.”

Erratic EQ is a deadly combination of several common problems.

​​Since I left college many years ago and evetually "made it" as a musician and engineer, I have taught hundreds of musicians about mixing​. And I can see that this issue plagues a lot of other people too.

Yet almost no one talks about it!

Personally, I started mixing when I was 14. I read books. I read magazines. I even spent tens of thousands on a college education in audio... 

And none of it seemed to help.

It wasn’t until that day ​that I ​worked with James that I learned about the importance of EQ - and how I was approaching it completely wrong. 

I didn’t learn that anywhere else. 

And still, to this day, there seems to be a complete lack of information about this problem. Nobody addresses these issues on YouTube.

Why? Because ​Erratic EQ is too big of a problem to address in a single 15 minute video.

​So, for the last year we have been working on a brand new course that will fill this gap and give you the same breakthrough that I had.

I’ll tell you more about that in just a few minutes. But first, you might be wondering:

“Is EQ Really The Key To Great Mixes?”

I know. EQ seems so simple. 

Of course, there’s a lot of stuff that goes into creating a good mix…

But is overcoming Erratic EQ really the secret to great mixes?

Well…

Which plugin do you use the most when you’re mixing?

Think about it...

EQ has a much bigger impact than any other effect you use during the mixing process.

Let me show you.

Listen to this mix before and after adding EQ. Nothing else changed.

It’s a stark difference.

Clearly EQ matters. You can hear it yourself.

Here’s a screenshot of the same mix with all of the EQ plugins highlighted. Notice how many more EQ plugins there are than any other plugins?

​EQ is the most important plugin you have.

​But the question is:

How do you know if Erratic EQ is hurting your mixes?

Well...

If You ​Answer “Yes” To Any Of These ​3 Questions, Erratic EQ Could Be Ruining Your Mixes 

​The majority of musicians have the exact same problems when it comes to EQ.

Can you answer “yes” to any of these questions? If so, you’re also suffering from Erratic EQ.

​​Symptom #1: Do you struggle to identify ​what frequencies to cut or boost?

Symptom #2: Are you unsure how much you should cut or boost by?

​​Symptom #3: Do you ​find it difficult to hear subtle changes in EQ​?

For most people, the root cause of these issues is that they are using EQ erratically. They have no strategy, workflow or intention behind EQ.

Because of that, they’re relying on common advice like “trust your ears” or “if it sounds good, it is good."

But ​these approaches rely on you having good hearing.

​Can you relate?

When I was learning, I had so many unanswered questions about EQ…

​Most of the time I’d try random stuff and see what worked. I had no idea how to find the “right” frequency to boost, or what “nasty” frequencies to cut​...

And even if I did find the right frequency, how much was I meant to cut or boost it by? How did I do enough to correct the issue without making significant changes to the sound? It was hard to know if I'd over or under done it.

​I also ​wanted the instruments to sound more "separate”, but I wasn't sure how to go about it.

​But despite all of this, I had an even bigger issue to address:

I couldn’t really hear what I was doing.

I knew some of the theory behind EQ…

But I couldn't really hear the difference unless I made big changes. And I didn't trust my ears enough to do that.

So I just did what I thought I should do instead. But it never seemed to work.

Why Does ​This Problem Exist?

It might seem that the cause of ​Erratic EQ is lack of experience. But that’s not the case.

When I was learning all of this over a decade ago, the problem was that there wasn’t enough information.

But now you have the opposite problem. There is TOO MUCH information. You end up spending all of your time searching for the good stuff.

And because of the way YouTube works, the best information gets buried.

YouTube want to show you more ads. And the videos that perform best are the “tips” and “tricks” that get the most views...

But these types of videos only scratch the surface of what is possible with EQ.

The truly helpful information gets lost. ​

Content creators aren’t incetivized to create this kind of content, so you get more and more ​surface-level tips. And you're never quite sure who's advice to trust.

Now, EQ isn’t a simple tool to master...

But with the proper guidance, you can master it in just a few weeks. 

Let me prove it to you…

The Big Question Is: How Do You Fix Erratic EQ?

For a long time I seriously doubted my abilities. 

I wanted to work in the music industry - ideally as an engineer. But that was never going to happen if I couldn’t use an equalizer. And that gave me serious anxiety.

I thought my music would always suck. But once I addressed my issues with EQ, everything started to look up.

Here’s the thing:

If you’re also struggling with EQ... it’s not your fault. 

I have been mixing for 14 years now, and ​in that time I have never seen somebody address these ​problems head on.

Now, you might feel overwhelmed about ​fixing this, but you don’t have to be. 

Here’s why...

#1 - You might think you need expert hearing...

​Look...


Nobody is born talented. G​olden ears are a myth.


Everyone starts somewhere. Everyone has to train their ears. And everyone gets there eventually.


Even so, you don't need golden ears to be good at EQ


There are techniques you can use​ to identify the right frequencies to cut or boost​, that​ don't rely on you having ​GOOD hearing.


​Yes, you still need to use your ears, but there are things you can do to make it easier ​to apply EQ.


#2 - ​You might think you can just watch another YouTube video…

Sure​, you can learn a lot about EQ on YouTube...


But ​most of it is just surface level. ​You end with a load of tips and tricks, but no "big picture" understanding of how it all comes together.


And ​nobody addresses the issues associated with Erratic EQ on YouTube.


Of course, there are plenty of great articles and books too, but it really helps to see and hear everything in action.


​Ultimately, these resources don't ​cover EQ in enough depth, and you end up wasting a lot of time.


#3 - ​You might think ​it will take years to learn EQ...

​The truth? It ​will take years IF you decide to figure all of this out on your own​.


But there are faster ways to learn...


​Instead, get a blueprint from somebody else who has already figured it out.


Then it ​will take days or weeks - not years.​

Why Conquering EQ Makes Mixing WAY More Fun

​So, if you’re struggling with EQ, know that it won’t be this way forever.

For years, I felt like giving up. I thought I’d never have the satisfaction of making something that sounded any good.

But eventually, after almost a decade of experimentation, I figured it all out.

Getting good at EQ was a vital step in getting to where I am now - it gave me the confidence to start charging for mixing, and set me on the path to the lucrative career that I have today.

But most of all, ​overcoming Erratic EQ made the mixing process much more fun. Which makes sense, since it’s the main plugin that you use when you’re mixing. 

Once you get comfortable with EQ, the entire mixing process becomes more satisfying.

And since I started Musician on a Mission 4 years ago, I’ve helped countless other musicians to overcome Erratic EQ.

Now I want to help you...

​The ​Shortcut to EQ Mastery

Right now, you have three options.

Option #1: Do nothing and stay where you are.

If you’re already 100% confident with EQ, you don’t need help. And if you don’t care about improving the quality of your mixes, you don’t need to get better at using EQ.

But if you do care about your music, and you do want to improve, you need to do something about it. That leads onto...

Option #2: Learn from YouTube and other free resources.

You can try to work your way through the thousands of videos about EQ on YouTube…

And keep on top of the hundreds of new tutorials released every week…

Then try to build your own workflow for applying EQ…

And hope that you get it right. 

You might be able to pull it off, but it will take years of hard work.

And ​remember, nobody will ​give you the ​solution to Erratic EQ​. You have to figure out how to ovecome these challenges on your own.

Then there’s the last option:

Option #3: Get a proven “recipe” for the EQ process from somebody who has already done the heavy lifting.

Skip all the hard work. Remove the risk of failure. Make the most of your precious free time.

Instead of spending your evenings and weekends struggling with EQ and trying to figure this out for yourself…

You could be making great music and sharing it with the world.

This is the opportunity that I want to share with you today.

Introducing...

​Conquer EQ. Make better mixes.

Feel proud of your music.

EQ Breakthrough is a self-paced online course that will give you the exact strategies that you need to master equalization.

I designed this program to be the perfect antidote to Erratic EQ.

No more “guessing” what frequencies to EQ...

No more struggling to hear little nuances…

No more deliberation over how much to cut or boost…

Instead, you’ll have a step-by-step system for the entire EQ process. This is a repeatable workflow that works in any DAW and with any genre.

And this "recipe" for applying EQ is designed to work even if you ​struggle to hear small changes in EQ.

In just a few hours, you’ll be an expert with this tool. And I know from experience that this will lead to a breakthrough in the quality of your mixes.

​​As for the course itself, here's some of ​what you'll learn...

What You'll Learn Inside

  • ​Foolproof techniques for identifying the right frequencies to cut or boost (these techniques still work if your hearing ​isn't ​very good yet)
  • How to add separation and clarity to your mixes using a simple technique called “Range Allocation”
  • ​The difference between stock EQs and premium plugins (and why you don’t need to use a special EQ plugin)
  • ​How to EQ absolutely any instrument or voice (even if you’ve never mixed it before)
  • ​How to get the low-end right and stop your mixes from sounding boomy
  • The easiest way to get a great vocal tone (and which frequencies to pay special attention to on the lead vocal)
  • How to clean up the mud in the lower mids without making your mix sound thin
  • ​The simple rule of thumb that tells you when to use boosts and when to use cuts
  • How to find and use references (​this make applying EQ even easier)
  • The easiest way to give your mix “sheen & shimmer” without making it sound harsh
  • ​The step-by-step “Chef Method” that guides you through the entire EQ process (think of this as a blueprint or recipe for EQ)
  • ​How to know if you’re boosting/cutting too much and making things sound worse (and what you need to do instead)

With all of this information you’ll be an expert at EQ - which is an incredible skill to have.

After all, this is the most important plugin your DAW... 

And that’s why getting confident with EQ has a significant impact on both the quality of your work AND your level of enjoyment while mixing.

So, are you ready to give it a try?

​If you're ready to dive in now, choose the plan below that suits you. Otherwise, keep ​reading for more infomation about the course.

Starting Today, You Can Get Access to EQ Breakthrough ​For Just $39

​BASIC

Get the course

$

​39

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners course
  • ​​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • ​​Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)
Mentorship

Get one-to-one time

$

149

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners ​course
  • ​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • ​​Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)

​What’s the ​Full Curriculum?

​Module 1 - ​What Is an EQ? (Basics)

​Module 2 - ​Why Should I Use an EQ?

​Module 3 - ​Where Should I Cut and Boost?

​Module 4 -​ Other Fundamentals

​Module 5 - The ​Chef Method: How to EQ an Entire Mix

​Module 6 - ​​Extra Goodies Pt. 1: Common Questions

​Module 7 - ​​​Extra Goodies Pt. 2: EQ'ing Instruments

​Module 8 -​ Live Mix (And Next Steps)

​​BONUS #1: ​Recording &
Mixing for Beginners

  • ​Learn ​the right settings to use when recording (and what levels you should record at)
  • Brand new to mixing? This course will get you up to speed, even if you've never mixed before.
  • ​Learn the absolute basics of ​mixing music in under an hour.
  • ​Get an introduction to the most important plugins in your DAW.
  • ​Learn the easiest way to "gain stage" your mixes and avoid ​​unpleasant distortion.
  • ​​Get a complete breakdown of the frequency spectrum (this is the foundation of all EQ knowledge).
  • How to make your tracks loud by using a limiter.
  • ​Why you need to understand "signal flow" and how to use aux channels, busses, sends, group channels and more.

​​BONUS #2: ​​​Mix Feedback​

  • ​Get in-depth feedback on your music from an experienced professional​.
  • ​Feel like you're trying your best, but your mixes still don't sound right? Find out exactly what mistakes you’re making (and how to fix them).
  • One single mix critique will do more for you than MONTHS of practice.

​What Makes EQ Breakthrough Different?

​This isn't like other online courses. The whole ​program is builit around the idea of practice.

​First, I want to make ​something clear:

​Practice doesn't make perfect...

Practice makes permanent.

If you pick up bad habits now, they will haunt you for years to come.

I don’t need to tell you the importance of practice...

But even if you know you need to practice more, you still might wonder exactly what you should be practicing. Or how to practice effectively.

We can help. Throughout the program, we give you guided practice activities that will accelerate your rate of learning. You’ll get a ton of hands-on experience, and learn by doing.

(Of course, if you don’t have time to complete the assignments, you can skip them if you want - but we don't advise it)

​Besides, no other course addresses the issues associated with Erratic EQ.​ Instead, you'll ​have to develop your hearing before you can implement the techniques that you learn.

We set out to create a system that DOESN'T rely on good hearing. And this is the only place you can get that.

Who Is This Course Built For?

  • ​This ​program was built specifically for musicians who record ​their own music at home.
  • ​The tactics covered inside will work with any genre.
  • ​You can apply what you learn in any DAW.
  • ​The course caters for all ability levels. If you’re an absolute beginner, we start by going over what and EQ is and how it works. If you’re intermediate or advanced, you can skip that first module.

​Meet Your Instructor

​Professional producer

​DYLAN ROTH


​Dylan Roth is a Nashville-based producer and mix engineer​, and Head of Content at Musician on a Mission.


​​Dylan and I worked together on this course, and although Dylan delivers the content, ​I ​played a significant role in designing curriculum.

We also ​worked with professional mixer Jason Moss​, who helped with the development ​of the course syllabus. Essentially, you're getting insight ​from three different professionals for the price of one.

​And if you enjoy the way that ​I teach, I guarantee you will also enjoy the way that Dylan teaches. ​We have very similar ​views on production and very similar teaching styles​ - that's why I hired him.

Take the Course at Your Own Pace

The program is delivered via a private members area that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, on any device, 24/7. 

You can learn ​​in your spare time when it suits you. 

Log in whenever you like, wherever you like, and continue exactly where you left off. And you have lifetime access, so there's no rush to get it done.

Watch the video for a full tour of the private members area.

What People Think ​Of Our Courses

"Before I was ​taking a more "try it and see" approach. Now I feel like I know how to apply EQ in my mixes from start to finish and where and when I should use each tool."


Daedalus Wyss

​"Nice job. Helped me to understand what to do with EQ and why. Really helped me to put some reasoning behind things I have been doing blindly."

​Frank Marino

"My mixes have improved 100%. Like surreal. And now I know how to approach the mix with intention. Still a lot to learn to be a master but this absolutely provides the most stable foundation to learn and deliver a quality product." 


Will Lewis

"For me, with my daily job, it is a good format. I can quickly login during some free time and do some sessions. Most change in my workflow is the speed of working.​ Without listening I already know what I can set as parameters for certain aspects in the mix."

Luc Caeyers

ONE-YEAR Money Back Guarantee


Give the program a try, and if you don’t see an improvement in the quality of your music, you have a whole year to request a refund.


​I’m giving you a whole year in case life gets in the way or you struggle to find time to finish the course.


​Even if you do the work and see an improvement, but it turns out you can’t afford the program or the monthly payments, you can still message us for a full refund.


But to be clear, you need to finish the course and complete the assignments to request a refund. I'm only ​looking for students who intend to do the program, not ​people who want to abuse our lenient refund policy.

Starting Today, You Can Get Access ​For Just $39

​BASIC

Get the course

$

​39

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners course
  • ​​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • ​​Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)
Mentorship

Get one-to-one time

$

149

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners ​course
  • ​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)

Still Have Questions? Here Are ​My Answers

This sounds like a big commitment. Will I have enough time?

My main goal with this course is to SAVE you time.

How long would it take you to figure this stuff out on your own? Investing in this course is the faster option.

Plus, you get lifetime access. So you can take the course at your own pace, and if you can't login for a few days or weeks, no problem.​

I am only a beginner. Will this program be too advanced for me?

I make sure that everything I teach is easy to understand, even for absolute beginners. ​And if you're already and intermediate or advanced mixer, you can skip the first module.

​We go very deep into EQ and also cover advanced ​techniques​, so this course is ​appropriate to any skill level.

My internet is pretty bad. Can I download the videos for offline viewing?

Yep! All of the videos are available for download if you don't want to stream them from the members area.

W​ho is Dylan Roth, and why isn't Rob teaching this course?

​Dylan Roth is a professional producer from Nashville. ​

​Dylan and I worked together on this course, and although Dylan delivers the content, ​I ​played a significant role in designing curriculum. 

We also bought professional mixer Jason Moss on board to help with the development ​of the course syllabus. Essentially, you're getting insight ​from three different professionals for the price of one.

​And if you enjoy the way that ​I teach, I guarantee you will also enjoy the way that Dylan teaches. ​We have very similar ​views on production and very similar teaching styles​ - that's why I hired him.

Which DAW do you use?

​The demonstrations are given in Logic Pro X, but what we teach applies to any DAW.

I really want to join but I can't afford the ​course. Can you help me?

Compared to a piece of audio equipment, this is extremely affordable. It's more logical to invest in yourself and your skills than more equipment that you don't need.

Investing in this course will save you money in the long term...

I spent tens of thousands and over 12 years learning this stuff. But I want to give you complete access for less than the cost of most premium plugins.

Plus, we have an affordable payment plan. You can get access today for only $29.

I am already part of Demo to Pro and HSU. How is this different?

This course is different in that it goes deep ​into one particular topic - EQ. 

A lot of our other courses cover music production as a whole, and while they still cover EQ, they don't go as deep.

This course is designed to be taken alongside our other programs by anyone who wants to really master EQ.

​​I thought Home Studio Masterclass was going to cover EQ in its entirety? Why is this not included?

​Home Studio Masterclass certainly does cover EQ i​n its entirety, and ​includes everything I have learned about EQ in my 14 year career.

​The main difference ​with this new course is that Dylan Roth is teaching. ​If you think it would be beneficial to learn from two instructors, this course is an excellent addition to the Masterclass. ​If you don't feel that way, it's not essential to join.

Which genres does this course cover?

​Most of what we teach applies to any genre, but whenever there are differences we do ​our best to give examples and specify what those differences are.

​There is also a whole lesson on how to ​EQ different genres.

What's your refund policy?

You get a whole year to request a refund, but you need to finish the course and complete the assignments to qualify.

Have a question that isn't covered here? Use the chat feature on this page (bottom right) or email us at [email protected]

You’ve Wanted To Get Better At Mixing… Now Is Your Chance To Do It

I started recording my band at the age of 14.

Of course, my mixes sucked at first. Mostly because I had no idea which effects to use - let alone how to use them.

Mixing was an intimidating process. And EQ was at the heart of it.

I struggled with EQ for year after year, and despite all my searching, I couldn’t find much useful information.

I tried reading books. I tried reading magazines. I tried reading interviews…

And none of it seemed to help. It all went above my head.

Of course, it all worked out in the end. But it took me about ten years of trial and error to get to the point where I was genuinely confident with EQ.

You don’t have to spend ten years figuring this out like I did. You can bypass all of that ​frustration for just $39 today.

Or you could go and spend that money on a microphone stand, or a cheap plugin, or some other piece of gear…

But would it really make a difference?

Between investing in yourself and your own skills…

And buying more equipment or software...

Which do you think will truly have a bigger impact on your life, and lead you down a better path?

Look - just give the course a try. You have a whole year to decide if you want to keep it or not.

Worst case, you pick up some new things and still get your money back.

But what happens if you don’t take action? What happens if you decide to pass up on this opportunity?

You could waste years of your life trying to figure this out for yourself, spending all of your time trawling YouTube for useful information instead of actually making music.

If time is valuable to you, this should be a no-brainer.

Getting a complete framework from somebody with experience is the fastest way to learn.

Sure, you can learn some stuff from YouTube… but you only get one piece of the puzzle at a time, and you end up with loads of missing pieces.

Instead, this course will give you everything you need to know about EQ in just a few hours.

Starting Today, You Can Get Access ​For Just $39

​BASIC

Get the course

$

​39

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners course
  • ​​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • ​​Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)
Mentorship

Get one-to-one time

$

149

​3 Monthly Payments

  • ​EQ Like a Pro course with 8 hours of HD video (lifetime access)
  • ​Bonus #1: Recording &
    Mixing for Beginners ​course
  • ​Bonus #2: In-depth mix ​feedback ​from a professional
  • ​​Get a 1 hour video call with professional ​producer Dylan Roth (ask questions and watch ​him ​analyze your mix)