Bobby Owsinski is an amazing resource for knowledge in many areas of music business (recording/mixing, social media, websites, marketing, etc.). I was first introduced to Bobby’s lessons through my Lynda.com membership. There are many great teachers on Lynda.com who offer a variety of very informative classes. Bobby’s stuff is wonderful for independent artists. He is really good at covering every base, and really explaining things that would be difficult to understand otherwise. Plus, he has so much knowledge and experience. Tapping into his experience automatically give you a boost.
Dave Pensado is another good source. His YouTube channel Pensado’s Place is another great source of information. I especially enjoy the section called Into The Lair, where he offers a lot of practical mixing tips.
I mentioned Lynda.com before when discussing Bobby Owsinski. Another membership site that offers great tutorial and instructional videos is Groove3.com. The predominant content on this site is software tutorial based. There are specific tutorial lesson on how to use specific DAW and plug-in software (example: Pro Tools, Studio One, Cubase, Logic, Waves products, Melodyne, Toontracks products, etc.). There are also instructional videos on musical performance and recording/mixing technique, but they are far outnumbered by the amount of software based tutorials.
Discussing software based tutorials reminds me of another point. Some people may turn out to be a better source of information for you because of the DAW and other software that they use. One of the things I like about Joe Gilder is that he uses Studio One (like me). Most of his tips can be applied in any DAW, but his specific demonstrations (videos, detailed examples) directly translate to my home setup.
There are many other great sources out there that I have not mentioned. Some are sources for information on thing that I don’t happen to use (like Pro Tools or Ableton Live). Others were just left out because I don’t have enough time or space on this blog to include them all. The important thing is to be discerning as you explore the internet. Find those sources that seem to be accurate and are offering what you need. Also, look for the people who genuinely seem to care about helping you to learn and grow.