Anyone know how to get more height in a mix??

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by equivalence82, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. equivalence82

    equivalence82 Active Member

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    I was litening to Humberto Gattica's mixes recently, and realised that his mixes are not only wide and deep but also tall if you know what i mean? And so I wanted to try this in my mixes. So far I'm not getting the results I would like. Also, to get sounds coming from behind you is another technique I want to develop? How do you acheive this? Im mixing in the box btw, with some outboard gear such as compression and effects. Anyone got any tips? I heard this technique in Celine Dion's 'A New Day Has Come" (mixed by Humberto Gattica) and it sounds like the music is wrapped around you in headphones? Almost as if you can walk into the mix?
     
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    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    If you are recording or mixing music that has been created in a small room where you can "hear" the ceiling, its really hard to overcome that. Its why we treat the ceiling; so we don't hear it. But there are tools to help this too. The Bricasti is glorious, its one reason why I bought it. Good quality hall type reverbs add height.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the advice. Yeah I've looked into the bricasti verbs, but they're quite expensive in the UK. I'm sure there are some IR's for it online, so I'll give them a go. If that fails its a Lexicon, which I have. Cheers.
     
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    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    Check out Fab Duponts tutorial on reverbs. He uses 3 at times. Hall for height, plate for depth and an early reflection to give the sound some life. He adds them all together and it sounds very nice.

    Its in the mix of video's: TOOLING- PUREMIX
     
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    equivalence82 Active Member

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    I've just seen the video trailer, I can see where to go just from that. Thanks for the link.
     

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