"You're kidding me, right?!" is what I said to Eric when he came up with his new idea for a series of articles to write for you.  I've been after him for months to write about some really cool, advanced audio mixing techniques, and this is what he comes up with? 

"Eric, you do know that we make our money when people actually spend money, don't you?!"  He grinned and emailed me his first submission.  It was entitled something like "No-budget improvements that don't require you to spend a dime on new gear."  Uggh. 

I write that only semi-seriously.  Eric's new series is called "No-Budget Tips to Improving Your Sound."  Our hope is to make it a weekly series from here until Eric runs out of tips, if he doesn't put us out of business along the way. 

Truly, we want you to know more about the gear you have; we want you to better understand mixing technique; and we want you to be stretched and challenged and to grow as an audio mixing technician.  Sure, we need to sell products, but helping you make the most of what you have is what matters most. 

You're always welcome to call or to ask a question.  We look forward to hearing from you.