I gave a Mixing How-To speech today, you can have the materials

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Guitarfreak, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Today, I gave an instructional speech for beginners on the basics of mixing professional audio for a record release. I've uploaded the reference materials in a zip file and posted them to DropBox. Don't expect an in-depth mixing guide that's taken years to develop, this is a rough outline of a basic band mix that I read from to stay on track while giving my speech, and a demonstration clip of pre-mix to finished product. I just thought someone may get some use out of this. Further questions can be asked here, or by using the contact link in my signature.

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  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I think I actually like your unmixed version better? It had more punch. It was more real. The mixed version is a nice even slather. I mean it's cool and all that but it feels so repressed or is that compressed? And then it lacks the punch.

    I guess I've always been rather punchy?
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Well that's the beauty of the craft isn't it? Some very famous iconic albums I think sound like junk, but some people like them. That's someone elses' preference, and I can respect that.

    About the clip, I think the real weakness is with the vocals. They were not recorded on-site, and sounded quite lo-fi to begin with, and even after processing, they sound like they belong in a different space. Not much can be done about that. The Rhythm section I like though, seems like everything is right in place, at least where I like them to be.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Can you not post those instead of forcing us to download the Zip or was there a reason for the zip?
  5. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    There are two files in the zip, one of which is a text file which I can't upload as easily, so that would necessitate an external link anyway. I also think it's nice to have a copy on your computer.
  6. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    the mix version definitely brings the vocs forward, and subsided the sparkle of the guitars, on my home monitors, the mix width seemed to become more narrow. The snare is cleaned up, which is cool depending on the type of overall sound the band wants, it's more polished. i'm not absolutely sure, but it sounds like there's some limiting going on? i think the growling backups are blended better in the mix version.
  7. mindprint

    mindprint Active Member

    nice job thanks for the effort

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