Today's "Pro Tip"

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by sggod89, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. sggod89

    sggod89 yeah I take steriods

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    Simple,

    I want to know:
    What did you do to make your mix sound better than your last one?

    Noob or pro
     
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    axxessdenied Arium Addict

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    Get Fabfilter Pro Q 2
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Paid for a professional to do it instead of myself.
     
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    Furyof SS.org Regular

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    Don't give up because it sounds bad. I've been a bedroom musician for like 3-4ish years now and the before and after is pretty incredible. My newest mix is my favorite, and I haven't touched mixing in 7 months.
     
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    sggod89 yeah I take steriods

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    EQ'ing 4k out of rhythm guitars is an interesting notion

     
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    TedEH Cromulent

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    I find my mixes got a lot better when I started doing two things-
    Using other songs as a reference and keeping mastering as a distinct/separate step.
     
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  7. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    IMO, better mixes start with better tracks.

    Spend as much time as you need to get your raw tracks sounding great - mic positioning, amp settings, guitar setup, etc. And, make sure your performances are tight as hell. Don'y expect to "fix it in the mix" on either, get the sounds you want (or as close as you can get) up front, and don't settle until your performances are tight and clean and in the pocket (as a correllary, also make sure your arrangement makes sense and there aren't too many elements fighting for the same space or clashing with each other - an arrangement that works and doesn't cause massive problems is a sorely under-appreciated part of a good mix). At that point, by the time you set levels and pan, it should already sound pretty much like a song.
     
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