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lopsided mixes? My ^±*&%$ specialty!

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by anonymous, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. anonymous

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    OK! :(

    Since moving over to a DAW the ability to automate click track volume has been great, I can turn it down for a breakdown, just enough not to screw up cymbal decay.. and back up again AND STORE THE MOVE! (ah the relief!) Ditto singers headphone mixes..... dangerous - bleed nightmares can be 'dipped' via the DAWs aux send automation. (do-able on digital desks too no doubt!) Ashley I suppose you could record a click track volume 'performance to a track on 2", never thought of that..... )

    Anyhow, having bought a dandy pair of cans (seheiser HD580's - half price & the same pair my best client engineer uses) I guess I BETTER %$$*((£(&@^£ USE THE SUCKERS, :(


  2. brad

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  3. anonymous

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    Thanks Brad, I was wondering about some sort of 'non mono' - Mono trick!



    The mix is great, it's just a little more skewed than is usual
  4. planet red

    planet red Active Member

    Didnt the first couple van halen records have the guitars completely panned to one side? I remember a friend of mine's older brother had a blown speaker in his car and we used to drive around just listening to bass, drums, and vocals.....
  5. anonymous

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    How about those 'early days of stereo" records, before panning conventions had settled out - all the drums on the left? all the BU Vox on the right? Lots of classic records still being played with weirdnesses like that!
  6. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    One of the first things I did when the S4A-Cs got here was pop in Abbey Road - NOTHING's centered on that album! Some of the strangest panning I've ever heard, but it works.
    Jules, there are no mistakes, just "Unplanned Production Enhancements"! :D

  7. brad

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  8. miketholen

    miketholen Member

    please do.
  9. brad

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  10. anonymous

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    Er I think us Mid-Side 'children' want you to spell out how to do MS Brad... do you mind? Do it on yout forum put a link here and we will all go over to 'your place' ? For tuna sandwiches and cokes!

  11. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    To all lopsided mixers:

    There are a ton of lopsided mixes out there. The ROMP mix from Mixerman is not perfectly symmetrical. I'm listening to Bill Frisell's "gone, just like a train" right now and the guitar is mostly left with the effects, which are much softer in lever slightly left. It sounds cool.

    Many of my mixes come out lopsided, but the mix works so...I say go with your gut and with what sounds good to you and the client.

    Also walk around the studio, or the house if you take mixes home, and see how they do. If they still sound cool, leave it.
  12. anonymous

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    Should we form a union?
  13. brad

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  14. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    I've done a few lopsided mixes. I don't worry about it too much if it sounds good. I've done a few other dumb things though. About a month ago I was mixing stuff at a friends studio and I had a compressor in the main insert. When I came back the next day they had everything powered up for me, I put the reel up and made some changes to the previous nights mix and printed it. Then I normalled out the EQ's, started the next song and realized that they pulled my patch to the 2-bus compressor. Oh well.
  15. anonymous

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    Then there was the time when I mixed a whole song, thinking - what great natural ambience on these tracks! I didn't have to use one speck of reverb anywhere on the mix... and then I finally noticed that I had a stereo reverb inserted into the 2-bus (at about 5% wet). But you know what - the mix sounded so good I left it alone. :p
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