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Big Band sound

Big-band blues with a hint of metal

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4 months 3 weeks

Hey all, I've been experimenting with a couple of things here:

- Using logic pro's 'envelope' plugin on snare, kick and toms to add punch (I gather this is like a poor man's SPL transient designer -- I'm still tempted by this plugin, but I'm quite happy with logic pro's version). I'm quite happy with the drum mix on this one, what do other people think?

- Logic pro's studio horns plugin to add some big-band esque stabs

Tips for Big Band Mix

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18 years 8 months

Hi I am mixing myJazz band (newbie):

  • Drums (recorded with 2 over heads)
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Sax
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Vocal

Any mix suggestions ie: panning-EQ-Verb?

Here is what I did: Sound fair but sort of empty.

  • Drums (recorded with 2 over heads) Hard Left Hard Right
  • Piano 65% left (Stereo)
  • Bass (Center)
  • Sax 25% Left
  • Trombone 65% Right
  • Trumpet 35% Right
  • Vocal Center

Rich O