Posts Tagged ‘mixing’

Slowing Down The Compression Curve

Friday, July 27th, 2018

The two most common tools used when mixing – at least, those most likely to be used in any given project – are EQ and compression. It’s easy to overdo either of these, but the benefits can be significant…

Mixing Versus Arrangement

Monday, November 28th, 2016

One of the great things about mixing in a DAW is that you can basically add as many tracks as your system can handle; but if you don’t arrange your music carefully, the end result can be a muddy mess that no amount of mixing can fix…

Quick Mixing And Mastering Tips

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

It’s possible to create great recordings without hiring a professional studio – if you have the right techniques (and know what to listen for) you can produce high quality output with relatively basic equipment. Here are a few quick mixing and mastering tips to keep you on the straight and narrow…

Four Golden Rules Of Mixing

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Although every mixing project is different, there are a few techniques that producers tend to use all the time, regardless of whether the music is throat singing, ska punk, disco thrash, ambient foot squeaking or armadillo cajon rock…

Mix Advice – If You Have To Make It Loud

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The art and science of mixing is a complex affair; the more you learn about it, the more you realise you have barely scratched the surface. However, there are a few general principles that can bring immediate and significant improvements to most mixes…

Why You Shouldn’t Mix Too Hot

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Loud is the new black, so it seems that everyone is recording music as hot as possible – not just beefing it up at the mastering stage, but firing everything close to zero at all stages in the recording chain. Maybe it’s a hangover from the analog days where we had to keep everything as high above the hiss as possible, but nowadays there’s a lot more headroom that people don’t seem to be fully aware of…
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