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How To Mix awesome Music that gets heard Using the Five Plug-ins You Already Have 
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Discover the Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That's Helped Thousands of Musicians Proudly Release Their Records

  • Simplify your mixing process to create better mixes in less time
  • Understand EQ so you can make all of your instruments fit in a busy mix
  • ​ Discover exactly 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 special saturation secret all the pros use to make your mixes stand out (without overloading and distorting your mixes!)

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Discover the Step By Step Mixing Method For Release-Ready Records
From: The Home Studio of Björgvin Benediktsson, Audio Issues.

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

Hi, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson. I'm the musician, mixing engineer, and audio educator behind Audio Issues and I'm here to help you turn your amateur demos into professionally produced records you can be proud to release. 

Let me ask you:
  • Do you fight to make all your instruments fit together in a busy mix?
  • ​Do you struggle to EQ each instrument to sit in their frequency range without getting in the way of everything else?
  • ​​Are you clueless about compression and have no idea how to find the right compression setting for each track?
  • ​Does your mix sound cluttered and washed out because you're using the wrong reverbs and delays?
  • ​Do you get confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer-sounding mix?

If you answered yes to any one 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 was just intimidated by everything.

All I was doing was randomly inserting plug-ins and processors on every track, shrugging my shoulders because I couldn't really figure out how anything worked.

No matter how many Youtube videos I watched I couldn't make my mixes sound better.

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

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

The mixes sounded boomy in the low-end, the drums sounded boxy and the overall mix balance was always either too harsh or too muddy.

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

  • If you have no plan of action...
  • No concrete steps to follow...
  • ​​Or a workflow for where you're going to make your mixes sound like you want...'ll waste time mixing in circles, never getting to a final, finished record you can play for your fans.

I honestly didn't understand what to listen for in a mix 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.

15 years later, after countless hours in the studio, I've created a fool-proof process for creating pro mixes.

And once I figured it out, mixing became easy!

With simple EQ and compression tricks, I knew how to create separation and balance as well as what buttons to push to make my mixes tight and loud.

I started using reverb and delay to create space and depth for that professional feel.

My vocals sounded better than ever because I knew how to recognize and eliminate problematic frequencies, adding some secret sauce with saturation and blending the vocals into the mix so they wouldn't feel stuck on top.

Throughout my learning process I realized that the plug-ins I kept coming back to when I needed to make the mix sound open and dynamic were these five processors.
  • Equalization
  • ​Compression
  • ​Reverb
  • ​Delay
  • ​Saturation
Now that I've learned how to master the Five Plug-in Framework, I've paid it forward to musicians and producers like yourself so that you can use my techniques (and avoid my mistakes) to instantly improve your mixes.

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 used their newfound mixing skills to get paying audio gigs from their home studios.

The Step By Step Mixing process is my complete guide to creating professional and radio-ready mixes using only the five plug-ins you really need.

...If you want to make better mixes immediately 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, then Step By Step Mixing is for you.

...If you're tired of individual tricks and wished you had a clear set of instructions on how to make your mixes sound like the professional records you love so much...If you just want a clear A - Z process on making awesome mixes, then Step By Step Mixing is your clear and concise reference guide for better-sounding music from your home studio.

Once you've mastered these five processors above you’ll be ready to make a killer mix in your home studio, whether you’re working on demos for your band or mixing records for your friends and clients

Real Results from Musicians and Producers At Every Level Who Have Used the Step By Step Mixing Process to Create Amazing Mixes in Any Genre...

This Book Has Helped Over 15,000 Musicians, Producers and Engineers Instantly Improve Their Mixes

"The NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level!"


"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 and Podcaster Behind Recording Studio Rockstars
Dave Columbo, Mixing Engineer     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

"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, 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."
Emily, Music Producer     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"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!"
Tino Grigoriou, Home Studio Musician     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"I’m a singer, songwriter, producer and now after reading this I’d finally call myself a mix engineer as well. This is truly a fantastic book for any new, aspiring or even seasoned mix engineers."
José Rivera, Musician    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Step by by step Mixing is an easy to follow guide on mixing music. "Whether you have some experience or none it with help you a lot. First it shows you how to listen to music and to pay attention to the small details. The books explains a lot how to move the faders in a way that everything is balanced. Then it goes in depth into EQ, compressor, reverb, delay and saturation. It is the second book I've read on mixing and I highly recommend this book."
Arjan van Wijk, Bedroom Producer    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Within a few weeks, my approach to mixing changed from being overwhelmed to having fun. As a rookie home producer I finally found Audio Issues offering this fantastic guide that gave all the bits and pieces, that I gathered from the internet, a context and an easy-to-understand explanations. Björgvin encourages its readers with practical tips to try and experiment, rather than just reading. His material I recommend for beginner and experienced enthusiasts!"

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Step By Step Mixing has helped 15,000 (and counting!) 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 transform your rough recordings into professionally produced mixes you'll be proud to release.

Here's What You'll Discover Inside Step By Step Mixing
  • 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)
​The Step By Step Mixing Method 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.
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Bonus #1: 5 Plug-in Mix Quickstart Video Series ($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.
Bonus #2: Step By Step Mix Translation Masterclass ($27 Value)
In this masterclass you'll discover the 7-step process to get your songs sounding awesome on any speaker without needing to buy expensive equipment. 

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

Bonus #3: Interview With Veteran Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd ($120 Value)
Get exclusive access to one of our Expert Interviews normally only available to our Audio Issues Academy Insiders. 

Learn what you need to know about mastering from your home studio so that you can make your mixes loud, punchy, and powerful like the records you hear on the radio or your favorite streaming service
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Step By Step Mixing Has Helped Thousands of Home Studio Musicians and Bedroom Producers Make a Bigger Impact In Their Music Career

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Check out the screenshot below of my Spotify playlist from Insiders who have successfully used my methods to release their records.
Do I Need Specific Plug-ins or Software?
Not at all. You can use any plug-ins you have available because any EQ, compressor, reverb, delay, and saturation plug-in will work. 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 Step By Step Mixing 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.

The Iron-Clad Audio Issues 100% Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee

As with all of the Audio Issues products, 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.

If you think that my training didn't skyrocket the quality of your productions, simply email [email protected] to let us know and we'll give you a full refund.

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!
Here's to improving your mixes!

Björgvin "The 5 Plug-in Guy" Benediktsson


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 working in the audio industry, going to audio school and mixing in pro and home studios, I created a fool-proof 5 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 15,000 musicians, producers, and engineers to date instantly improve their mixes.
  • ​For only $7 you can get the same results from my book, and I'm also throwing in exclusive bonuses that help you get started using these five plug-ins in your mixes and making sure that they translate to every speaker, mastering tips to make your mixes loud and punchy like professionally mastered records, and the professionally narrated audiobook version for FREE.
  • ​You can get ALL of this with an incredible 365-Day Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee. So if you don't like the book and bonuses for whatever reason, I'll refund your $7 no questions asked.
About the Author
Björgvin Benediktsson is an Icelandic-American author, audio educator, and entrepreneur. 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 that 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 musicians make better music he likes to hang out with his wife, daughter and dog in Tucson, AZ, drink craft beer, and read comic books.
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