Can someone offer a strategy for mixing-down a multi-track project, wherein the lead voice tends to get overpowered by the increasing mass of audio signal as a result of accompanying instruments being gradually added?
My approach has been either to incrementally increase the gain on the lead track each time an accompanying instrument is added (until reaching zero dB), or to keep attenuating the combined accompaniment. I'm thinking that adding compression to the lead will degrade the voice by reducing its dynamic range.
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The question I'm posing is pretty huge, so forgive me.
First of all, I'm a total noob when it comes to recording, but last summer for a number of reasons (mostly money related) I decided i would invest what little money I managed to save to get some gear and finally record my first album, with little to no prior experience.
In retrospect it was a bold and kinda stupid decision, but whatever.
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In this video, I take free mixing exercise tracks and mix them. I didn't know the song, the artiste or heard the tracks before starting to mix.
I thought it would be a good Idea to show the thought process and steps taken when mixing.
On top of that, I forced myself to only use included tools in samplitude so you can have an Idea of what it offers.
I have started my journey (very beginning) of treating my mixing room in my new house.
Having a blank canvas which is great to get creative but I am trying to work out what the best approach is and would love some input from this forum!
Please find attached blueprint of the room.
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hi guys, could it still make sense in 2018, mix with an old but good mackie 32/8? could I reach the same audio quality as an inbox mix? the idea is to use the daw for compression / effects and the mixer for the sum of the signals and the equalizer. thank you