FOR MUSICIANS, PRODUCERS, AND ENGINEERS LOOKING TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE THEIR MUSIC...

How To Mix Amazing Music Using the 5 Plug-ins You Already Have

(Even if You Don't Have a Pro Studio)

Discover the Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That's Helped Thousands of Musicians Make Amazing Mixes From Their Home Studios

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Do you want to finally transform your rough demos into professional mixes you can be proud to release?

  • Do you fight to make all your instruments and tracks fit together in a busy mix?
  • Do you struggle to hear compression and how to use it to create tight and punchy mixes?
  • Do you have difficulty using reverb and delay without cluttering up your mix?
  • Are you confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer mix?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, don't worry - You're not alone.

Let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing when I first started mixing.

I thought mixing was supposed to be fun and cool but I just felt intimidated.

All I did was randomly insert plug-ins and processors on every track, then shrug my shoulders because I couldn't really figure out how anything worked.

No matter what I did, I couldn't make it sound better.

The songs changed when I played with the plug-ins, but I didn't know where I was going with the mix.

There was no balance to the instruments, and the vocals sounded glued on and fake.

The low end was boomy, the drums sounded boxy, and the balance was always either too harsh or too muddy.

No matter how many YouTube videos I watched or plug-ins I bought, my mixes never sounded good enough.

The instruments had no balance, and the vocals sounded glued on and fake.

If you've randomly added plug-ins to tracks, tweaked presets that didn't fit, and selected inappropriate effects unsuitable for your song, then I know how you feel.

It was all just so intimidating.

Put simply, my mixes screamed "Amateur!" because the truth is...

  • If you have no plan...
  • No system to follow...
  • Or a workflow to make your mixes sound like you hear in your head...

...you'll waste time mixing in circles, never getting to a final, finished record.

I honestly didn't understand what to listen for so I kept randomly putting plug-ins on tracks, tweaking presets that didn't fit, and selecting inappropriate effects that weren't suitable for the song.

Fifteen years later, after countless hours working on audio and helping thousands of musicians and producers confidently make music they could be proud to release, I've created a fool-proof process for pro mixes.

And once I figured it out, mixing became fun!

I know how to create separation and balance with EQ.

I know what buttons to push on my compressor to make my mixes tight and loud.

I use reverb and delay to create space and depth that makes the mix sound pro.

My vocals sound better than ever because I know how to recognize and eliminate problematic frequencies, add some secret sauce with saturation and blend the vocals into the mix so they don't feel stuck on top.

Throughout the years, I realized that the plug-ins I kept coming back to when I needed my mixes to sound open, dynamic, and professional were these five processors:

  • Equalization
  • Compression
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Saturation

And once you follow this step-by-step mixing process, mixing will become easy for you. I guarantee it.

Now that I've learned how to master these five plug-ins, I'm paying it forward to musicians and producers like yourself so that you can use my techniques (and avoid my mistakes) to instantly improve your mixes - without buying more plug-ins, wasting time on Youtube or spending thousands of dollars on audio school.

My mixing techniques have helped thousands of musicians and producers gain the confidence and skills to make professional mixes they can be proud of.

They've used their mixing skills to successfully release their own records and get paying audio gigs from their home studios.

So if you're exhausted with your trial and error mix process that keeps you second-guessing yourself about whether your music sounds any good...

...and would like to:

  • Follow a simple and proven process so you can finish your mixes in less time, with increased confidence
  • Create separation between your instruments and master the frequency spectrum, even if you have a bunch of tracks
  • Hear the subtle nuances of compression and how it can add punch to your tracks and power to your mixes
  • Add spacious reverbs and subtle depth with delays without making things sound too far away or washed out
  • Add warmth to your mix with saturation to make your mixes sound more professional without worrying about overcooking your tracks

...then the Step By Step Mixing process is the clear, concise, and complete A - Z process to level up your mixes from your home studio.

Don't just take my word for it...here’s what people have actually said about Step By Step Mixing:

"This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level! Björgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from rough to radio ready!"

— Lij Shaw, Award-Winning Engineer, Grammy-Nominated Studio Owner, and Podcaster Behind Recording Studio Rockstars

Introducing: The Complete Step By Step Mixing System For Creating Release-Ready Records

Step By Step Mixing has helped thousands of musicians, producers, and engineers improve their mixing skills.


Whether you're working on demos for your band or mixing records for your clients, Step By Step Mixing will help you easily transform your rough recordings into professionally produced mixes you'll be proud to release.

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  • Simplify your mixing process to create better mixes in less time
  • Understand EQ so you can make all your tracks fit in a busy mix
  • Discover how to hear and use your compressors to create punchy and tight mixes
  • Add space and depth to your mixes with reverb and delay without making your mix sound washed out.
  • Use the saturation secrets all the pros use to make your mixes stand out (without distorting or destroying your songs)

In just 150 pages, you'll master the 5 plug-in processes and be ready to make awesome mixes in your home studio, whether working on your band’s demos or mixing records for your friends and clients.

The Step By Step Mixing digital bundle includes the PDF and audiobook versions, plus video training to help you mix faster and more effectively.

Today Only $97 $27!

Here's What You'll Learn from the Step By Step Mixing System

  • How to set up your session for a faster workflow so your mix is done sooner. If you want to use processing like bus compression effectively this is the prep work you need to follow (Pg. 5)
  • ​How to mix with headphones if you don't have studio monitors or need to keep quiet in your studio, without sacrificing the quality of your mixes (Pg. 120)
  • ​Learn to use busses and groups to make your mixing easier so you can get great balance and a solid rough mix faster than ever (Pg. 18)
  • ​The two-step process you need to tighten up guitars while making them cut through the mix, using my low-pass filter and bell boost trick (Pg. 31)
  • ​The underused frequency area where you can bring out the character of the keyboards without masking the rest of the instruments in your mix (Pg. 41)
  • ​How to use a shelving EQ to get rid of vocal muddiness and how to EQ a vocal-heavy song so that the backup vocals don't overpower the lead vocals (Pg. 32)
  • ​The most important, but overlooked aspect of using EQ to rebalance your mix to hear the separation between all the instruments in your song (Pg. 43)
  • ​How to keep the mid-range in check so you don't get boxy kick drums, honky guitars, muddy bass or nasally vocals (Pg. 113)
  • ​Take the guesswork out of EQ with over a whole chapter of different tips on exactly when and why you should cut and boost each instrument (Pg. 25)
  • ​The two most important knobs on your compressor and how they affect the entire sound of your tracks (Pg. 49)
  • ​How to use full-band AND multi-band compression effectively - and knowing why you should be using it in the first place (Pg. 62)
  • ​The sneaky way to use presets to speed up your mixing while still tweaking them for the best results (Pg. 54)
  • ​How to know which compressor emulation to use on each instrument. If you've wondered about the difference between VCA, FET, or OPTO you'll know EXACTLY when to use which one (Pg. 51)
  • The easy way to add an all-around reverb to instantly create space in your mix (Pg. 72)
  • ​​Do you make these mistakes when creating separation between electric and acoustic guitars? Learn how to separate acoustic and electric guitars with different reverbs based on what they're playing (Pg. 83)
  • How to use modulated stereo delays to to keyboards. This subtle trick will add depth to your keyboards without cluttering up the rest of the mix (Pg. 91)
  • ​How to place backup vocals behind the lead using reverb and delay (pg. 89)​
  • The incredibly important aspect of how and why to EQ your reverbs for a cleaner mix (Pg. 80)​
  • When to use mono instead of stereo delays and how to blend separate reverbs together in a mix (Pg. 91)
  • ​Your step-by-step approach to knowing whether or not you should use saturation on a track (Pg. 101)​
  • How to give your kick drum more low-end more thickness and weight (Pg. 102)​
  • How to use multi-band saturation to give your snare drum more bite to cut through a busy mix (Pg. 104)
  • ​How to use parallel saturation to create subtle thickness and warmth (Pg. 102)​How to add warm tape emulation to bring out the acoustic guitars in your mix (Pg. 103)
  • ​How to use saturation to dirty up your keyboard patch to make it more interesting (Pg. 105)​
  • Your easy process to find which saturation plug-in is the best to use to make your tracks stand out (Pg. 107)​
  • How to check your mixes on multiple systems and what to look out for so that they translate everywhere. (Pg. 109)
  • ​How to fix mix translation issues when your mix sounds like it has a blanket over it (Pg. 114)
  • How to use a reference mix to make your songs compare to professional mixes (Pg. 109)
  • ​How to choose the right reference mix for your song (Pg. 110)
  • The 7-step process for making your mixes translate to every speaker system (Pg. 117)​

“I’m a singer, songwriter, producer and now after reading this, I’d finally call myself a mix engineer as well. Before reading this I felt like I had a pretty ok understanding of mixing and just needed to fill in the gaps, but after reading this I realized that I didn’t know much at all. I got so much out of this. This is truly a fantastic book for any new, aspiring or even seasoned mix engineers. I’ve always wanted to just sit next to some pro MEs to see how they did it and I finally feel like I had that chance. Every page is filled with great info and at no point did it ever feel like Björgvin was trying to fill pages. Literally, every page and word was extremely helpful. Keep em coming Björgvin. Great Stuff!”

— -Tino Grigoriou

"Stop guessing, or struggling with trial and error methods. Clear concise, step-by-step, solid advice from a Professional who is willing to share with you, his talents and experience. Great read at a fantastic price! Buy it Now, and your mixes will improve. Read it a few times and your mixes will get even better, really!"

- Dave Columbo, Mixing Engineer

"Refreshingly helpful in demystifying a topic that I’ve been trying to figure out for years. I thought I would have to completely change my life to attend audio school. But with Bjorgvin’s help, I have been able to turn a hobby into the beginning of a freelance career. THANK YOU!"

- Emily, Musician

Here's What's Included With the Step By Step Mixing System

Step By Step Mixing: How To Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins

  • Simplify your mixing process to create better mixes in less time
  • Understand EQ so you can make all your tracks fit in a busy mix
  • Discover how to hear and use your compressors to create punchy and tight mixes
  • Add space and depth to your mixes with reverb and delay without making your mix sound washed out.
  • Use the saturation secrets all the pros use to make your mixes stand out (without distorting or destroying your songs)

In just 150 pages, you'll master the 5 plug-in processes and be ready to make awesome mixes in your home studio, whether working on your band’s demos or mixing records for your friends and clients.


The Step By Step Mixing digital bundle includes the PDF and audiobook versions, plus video training to help you mix faster and more effectively.

Better Mixes in Less Time: The Productivity Playbook for Mixing Engineers ($7 Value)

  • Don't tweak your mix forever. Save time and money through my proven productivity system so you can finish mixes in two hours that used to take you eight
  • How to make time for mixing music when you have a busy schedule
  • The power of deliberate and deep practice, even if you only have 25 minutes to spare
  • How to use a mixing template to speed up the mixing process and eliminate distractions from too many plug-ins
  • How to use the Pomodoro System to boost your productivity while you're mixing
  • How to prepare for a mixing session and knowing what to do when you start the mixing process
  • My 9-step process for taking a mix from a rough recording to a finished song.

5 Plug-in Mix Quickstart Masterclass ($49 Value)

Get more mixing information in 30 minutes than you would wasting 30 hours going down a YouTube rabbit hole.

  • This exclusive 2-part video workshop shows you exactly how to use EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation to make amazing mixes from your home studio.
  • How to get rid of muddiness, reduce boom and add presence and sparkle to a mix using JUST EQ
  • Take the guesswork out of EQ and follow along so you know exactly when and why you should cut and boost each instrument
  • How to use every button on your compressor to effectively add punch and power to your mix
  • How to apply compression to your tracks, your submixes, your master bus, and in parallel for the best results
  • How to use serial compression to get incredible in-your-face vocals that sit in the mix
  • How to add depth, space, and power with reverb, delay, and parallel processing
  • How to use saturation to add warmth to your mixes and make your tracks sit together smoothly

Step By Step Mix Translation Masterclass ($27 Value)

Follow the 7-step process to get your songs sounding awesome on any speaker without buying expensive equipment.

Most home studio musicians ignore these simple steps and stay cursed with boomy low end and muddy mixes.

In this masterclass, you'll discover how to check your mixes on multiple systems and what to look out for so that they translate everywhere you play them.

The Mix Walkthrough Vault ($97 Value)

Get VIP access to six exclusive over-the-shoulder mixing videos that walk you through secret mixing techniques that got my clients' music played on the radio.

  • Six in-depth mix walkthrough videos where I show you my exact process and plug-in settings on records that were featured on the radio
  • Six multi-tracks of each song so you can follow along and practice
  • Six Reference Mixes you can use so that you know exactly when your mixes are release-worthy and broadcast-ready!


Plus: When You Order Today, You'll Get Access to These Bonuses to Help You Get Results Faster

Bonus Q&A: Interview With Veteran Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd ($120 Value)

Get exclusive access to one of our Expert Interviews normally only available to our Insiders.

During this interview you'll learn:

  • What to think about when you master your mixes from your home studio
  • How to approach multi-band compression during mastering
  • How to set the threshold on your limiter
  • How to make your master louder while keeping the mix dynamic
  • How to know when to use EQ during mixing vs mastering
  • How to master for different formats like broadcast radio and sync libraries

Bonus Mixing Resources to Help You Succeed

  • Vocal Production Checklist: 47 Things to Do When Producing Vocals
  • Links to over 100 multi-tracks to practice your mixes
  • An in-depth EQ chart of the entire frequency spectrum so you can create separation between your instruments and balance in your mixes

Bonus Masterclass: 70 Ways to Monetize Your Music Career ($97 Value)

With your music and audio skills, you're practically sitting on a gold mine with your studio.

If you don't know how to start generating income from your audio and music skills, this bonus is for you. In 70 Ways to Monetize Your Music Career, I'll show you how to use your musical skills to expand your expertise and income.

  • How to make money playing live. Lay the groundwork for finding more gigs. If you play live shows then you will learn how to use your live gigs to make more money
  • 11 ways to make money online. If you want to pay your musical skills forward by teaching others you'll receive multiple ideas on how to make an income from a skill you already have.
  • How to create passive income from your original music. Replicate my friend's success that's generated over $60,000 in sales for him, all from short, original music he's created in his bedroom.


The Step by Step Mixing System Works Even If You Don't Have All the Latest Plug-ins, Expensive Gear or a Pro Studio

If you think your mixes are just all right, but not quite there yet...and you want to improve your skills without buying yet another plug-in, hiring expensive mixing engineers, or wasting even more time going down a Youtube rabbit hole, then Step By Step Mixing will get you there.

If you don't want to spend years demystifying the mixing process...or don't want to completely uproot and change your life to attend audio school to learn mixing, Step By Step Mixing will help you turn your hobby into the beginning of a freelance career.

If you need to transform your understanding of mixing to a whole 'nother level, without wasting years with trial and error mixing methods, Step By Step Mixing is the place to start.

"Spot-on mixing guide that will give you great results in your mix. I use this for myself and with students in the Music Technology A Level and Music Practitioners RSL (like a L3 BTEC) courses I teach. I've found it to be VERY readable, accurate, and easy to follow and apply and my students find it really useful. It is not overly long but is very practical and Bjorgvin clearly knows his stuff. Highly recommended for live and studio mixing of audio on both professional and academic levels."

— Dan, Music Technology Teacher

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What exactly do I get with Step By Step Mixing?

You'll get my in-depth, step-by-step mixing process to get better mixes in less time. This includes two eBooks, a two-part video workshop on mixing, and a separate masterclass that teaches you how to make your mixes translate. Plus: you'll also get instant access to exclusive step-by-step mixing bonuses when you order today. 

What if I don't have a pro studio?

That's great! I am teaching you everything I’ve learned from mixing music in my home studio so that you can do the same in yours, even if you don’t have fancy acoustic treatment or a professionally tuned room!  

I only do [insert random music genre here]. Will this help me?

My students work in every style of music, from rock, country and folk to EDM, hip-hop, and pop. The Step By Step Mixing system teaches you the proven process you can use to make your music sound better.

Do I Need Specific Plug-ins or Software?

Not at all. You can use any plug-ins you have available. I use a combination of a few plug-ins which you probably have similar versions of so you can use whatever you have access to in your DAW to get great results in this course. I teach the method and the process, not how to use a particular plug-in so you'll get everything you need to know to get great mixes, regardless of what plug-ins you have.  

Is this only for beginners?

This is for anyone who wants to improve their mixes with a proven process that's helped thousands of musicians like you. If you're unhappy with how your mixes sound the Step By Step Mixing System is for you. If you're a beginner, you'll learn everything you need to know. If you're already familiar with mixing, this will give you even more tips, tricks, and techniques to try out to improve your sounds.  


Have other questions? No problem! Just email support@audio-issues.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Do you have any big-name credits that you've worked with?

My credits are my students' success. Thousands of home studio musicians and engineers have learned to confidently finish their mixes through my Audio Issues education in the last ten years. Listening to their great-sounding music, knowing that I taught them how to do it themselves, is all the credit I need.
But if you're really curious, I have done recordings with acts such as WALK THE MOON, Sheryl Crow, ALT-J, Old Crow Medicine Show, Andrew Bird, Monsieur Periné, Caroline Rose and Jade Bird to name a few. Oh, and Björk's son...randomly enough. But that's a story for another day. However, it's my students' success, and yours, that define me, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  


The 365-Day Iron-Clad Audio Issues 100% Risk-Free Better Mixes or Your Money Back Guarantee!

Step By Step Mixing comes with a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee.

I promise that following the workflow will help you create more professional mixes from your home studio.

After reading them you'll know exactly what to do to transform your amateur demos into powerful and professional mixes.

There is a reason my students have told me that my training has "instantly improved their mixes."

Your fans will love the new professional sounds you're releasing, and you'll impress every new client that comes to your studio because you'll easily show them how good you can make them sound.

You can even read the book before you make up your mind. You can try all the tricks and keep the training for a full year before deciding whether you like them or not.

If at any point you decide that my training didn't skyrocket the quality of your productions, simply email support@audio-issues.com for a full refund, no questions asked nor strings attached!

I take my guarantee very seriously. I am not interested in keeping your money if you don’t learn anything from what I’m creating for you.

So if you’re not happy, I’m not happy. Simple as that.

Here's to improving your mixes!

Get Started With the Step By Step Mixing System Right Now

  • Step By Step Mixing eBook: Enhanced PDF, audiobook and e-reader editions ($17 Value)
  • Better Mixes in Less Time eBook - The Productivity Playbook for Mixing Engineers ($7 Value)
  • 5 Plug-in Mix Quickstart Video Series - Discover more mixing secrets in 30 minutes than 30 hours on Youtube ($49 Value)
  • Mix Translation Masterclass - Make your mixes sound good on every speaker ($49 Value)
  • Mix Walkthrough Vault ($97 Value): Six In-Depth Mix Walkthrough Videos, Practice Multi-tracks, and Mastered Reference Tracks (rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, singer-songwriter jazz, and country blues)
  • Bonus #1: Home Studio Mastering Q&A to help you master your mixes like the pros ($100 Value)
  • Bonus #2: 70 Ways to Monetize Your Music Career Masterclass ($97 Value)
  • Bonus #3: Vocal Production Checklist, Links to over 100 multi-tracks to practice your mixes, and an in-depth EQ chart

Total Value $416
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P.S.
If you scrolled all the way to the bottom and missed all of the juicy information on this page, here's a quick recap for you:


  • When I started out in audio, all of my mixes sounded terrible no matter what I did...
  • After 15+ years of working in the audio industry, going to audio school and mixing in pro and home studios, I created a fool-proof "Five Plug-in Framework" that helped me finish better mixes in less time.
  • I wrote this proven process down in my book, "Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins" and it's helped more than 20,000 musicians, producers and engineers to date instantly improve their mixes.
  • For only $27 you can get the same results from my book, and I'm also throwing in my video masterclasses and exclusive bonuses to help you take your mixes and music career to the next level.

In short, if you want to make awesome mixes in your home studio that translate to every speaker system, whether you're working on demos for your band or mixing records for your clients, grab Step By Step Mixing right now.

You'll learn simple-to-use, practical mixing techniques that help you get better mixing results immediately, using the five plug-ins you already have in your DAW.

Here's to helping you make your next mix your best mix!
Björgvin Benediktsson, Audio Issues

About the Author

Björgvin Benediktsson is an Icelandic-American author, audio educator, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of www.Audio-Issues.com where he has taught thousands of musicians and producers how to make a bigger impact with their music. Björgvin has been an audio engineer since 2006 and has worked with hundreds of artists as an audio engineer, mentor, and educator.

He is the author of multiple books, including the best-selling book Step By Step Mixing which simplifies complex audio jargon and transforms insecure musicians into confident mixing engineers. He has written over 1,000 articles on audio production and his training has been featured in publications such as MusicTech magazine, The Huffington Post, The Recording Revolution, SAE Institute, and Audiotuts+ to name a few.

As the founder of Audio Issues, Björgvin helps home studio musicians and project studio producers make a greater musical impact in their lives by teaching them the skills needed to grow their hobbies and careers. We do this by offering simple and practical music production and success skills they can use right away to level themselves up - while rejecting negativity and gear-shaming from the industry.

When he's not helping entrepreneurs, audio engineers, and other creatives, he likes to hang out with his wife, daughter, and dog in Tucson, AZ, play video games, and read comic books.