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This website is dedicated to helping you get a better sound. Improve your sound with professional mixing and mastering, or add real studio drums tracks to your projects, performed by DW Artist Sean Shannon (Molly Hatchet, Pat Travers Band, Brian Howe’s Bad Co.). File transfers can be handled online.

For aspiring engineers and do-it-yourselfers, you can learn to mix and master professionally and gain valuable experience while you develop your portfolio of mixes with Mixing The Band™, a study-at-home audio mixing course. Mixing The Band™ is interactive, one-on-one, so the course is not available on youtube.

With the Ear Training Kit™, you can train your ears to hear and identify frequencies, delay times, compression settings, and other audio characteristics with The Mixing Engineer’s Toolkit™ and The Rack Box Drills™, while you practice mixing.

Download some practice sessions so you can mix some great tunes for your portfolio.

Sean also offers professional Mix Critiques, providing essential feedback on your mixes to help improve your sound, so if you are struggling with a mix, order a Mix Critique and send the mix in for an evaluation. It could be a real ear opener, and positively change your approach and give you insight into how your process and room are affecting your sound.

Thanks for visiting mixingtheband.com, and we wish you the best for your sound!


Sean has been making great recordings for years but, around the same time I got my falsetto back and started writing a lot of songs, he found a new tone, or a new way to tune his recording room. All of a sudden his mixes became something really special. And I think it’s kind of hard to put your finger on any one thing; it was just a natural progression and Sean’s now found a place that’s almost like a sweet spot. I’m very lucky; I know that. Everything sounds really good and the production has a lot to do with how the songs are presented, for sure. 
Pat Travers

I’m usually critical of most audio magazine articles, but I enjoyed yours immensely and – amazingly – agreed with every single point you made. One of the best mixing type articles I’ve read in years.”
Ethan Winer

I wouldn’t trust my vocals to anyone else!
Rob Rock

Sean is an exceptional drummer, but he also gets a great sound in the studio – his production and mixing skills are superb.
Barry Myers

You get the best drum sounds I have ever heard!
Mark Richenberg

Hard Country is an excellent album, chock-full of tracks that deserve to be heard on mainstream, rock and country radio stations on both sides of the pond.
Ross Muir

The songs on Fidelis are exactly what any Pat Travers fan (Hammerheads) would come to expect, guitar jamming blues rock with soulful, passionate vocals, but don’t think for a minute that that means the same old thing.
Kat Coffin

Man, you drummers that can groove that hard to a click are alien! From another planet!
Malcolm Springer 

“Sean, I have read your Spectral Balancing article (about 50 times) in Recording Mag, Oct 2013, and I’ve found it to be BY FAR the best article on EQ for mixing that I have ever seen. It didn’t hurt that my new Reason 7 upgrade included a spectral analyzer so I could put your advice to work immediately.  I have sat at seminars by famous and vastly experienced mastering gurus at the SCL in LA and TAXI conventions and have read everything I could find on the subject in an effort to improve my work, but you have said it better than anyone.  THANK YOU!”
Reader response, Recording Magazine