onsdagen den 25 januari 2012 09.18.10 skrev Gerald Mwangi:
One important mixing rule is: Forget about personal preferences when it
to how a single instrument sounds. It's the whole that matters and the
should probably be heard thanks to the sound, not the volume.
> > *Give the kick more deep end and accentuate the click. Give
Around 200-300 Hz
> > *Use an (or more) HPF for the organ.
You might want to cut it around 300 Hz (with 12dB/oct). I really can't
without hearing and testing by my self. Synths and organs can go down to
deepest sub bass area, but that frequencies are not useful for any
(except bass/kick) in this kind of music.
> > *Toms? More body, more attack, more HPF.
Depends very much of the toms, bass and kick. Just select a point on the
song where the toms in question are in use and drag the HPF until you
hear it starts working and then back it a little bit. Then if it's
interfering with the bass/kick or another tom, then go higher with the
HPF. Just trust your ears. If you don't have big monitors, then it might
be good to use a good pair of head phones for this.
> > In a nut shell: Make space in the lower mids to much happens there,
I guess that Red Hot Chili Peppers is a fine reference, because Flea has
this dirty bass which cut thru the mix and Chad Smith's snare have this
ringing sound. A lot of Level 42's music will probably also help you (ie.
Running In the Family), no ringing drums but they sounds really great.
> > It sounds like the recordings itself are good, and as I said: The
You should treat this detailed tips with very big skepticism. Anything
you do will probably impact on anything and I no idea how any single
track of yours sound like.
I always trust my ears and seldom thinks in Hz when mixing: I usually
starts with by using an HPF and some EQing and compressing when required
on every track (the order is drums, bass, guitars, keys, vox). For HPF,
turn it upwards until I hear the change and then I back it slightly.
When I start to mix every track, than I adjust filters and FX as needed.
I think I have a quite common approach. Others just start mixing and then
use filers and other stuff.
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