On 04/06/2010 08:20 PM, Arnold Krille wrote:
i don't think there's much harm in running an analyzer during mixing, at
least not when you have to deal with difficult instruments like organs
or a double bass, or weird electronica from someone you haven't worked
with before. often, LF garbage creeps in that your average home
recordist's monitor setup won't reveal. likewise for funny HF.
what i do recommend against is staring at the analyser while setting EQ
- that's too distracting.
your visual sense will always override the ears. ask any surround sound
engineer how frustrating that can be when it happens to your audience :)
sure you can stubbornly aim at a flat spectrum while mixing. some
legendary recordings have been made like that. donald fagen, the
sure, it means nobody in their right minds will listen to your album
outside of a p.a. soundcheck, but hey, that's one approach to
immortality... (i still use that track when no one's looking)
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