First Fader Up

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by gato1976, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. gato1976

    gato1976 Guest

    I´m quite new in the art of mixing. The thing is i allways start my mixes 0dB OHL & 0dB OHR,and from there on. This metohd allways worked for me but i would like to know which are the one you "daily mixers" use, and in which styles of music you start this way and in which the other way around.

  2. mixfactory

    mixfactory Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I normally just throw everything up and work from there. Maybe a little panning here and there. I normally am trying to see how the vocals work with tracks and also the quality of the vocal recording. Also something usually pops up that I don't like and I make a mental note. Lately I've been mixing mostly pop/rnb/ and experimental rock. When I am doing mostly poular stuff, my focus at first is more vocal driven,lead, and backgrounds. I spend most of the time getting that the best, since the vocals usually drive the song. The rest of the tracks for me are pretty easy, since I have everything in my studio patched a certain way, so I can dial up any sound I want depending on the situation. My studio is setup this way so I can do recalls easily and I can knockout songs much faster. When I am doing experimental stuff, I am usually involved in the production more, where my mixes are part of the sound. So I usually follow the pattern above and I do tricks and extra stuff to try to set the mixes apart. This is actually my favorite stuff to mix cause I can use my creativity more. Again just finds what works for you and stick with it. Hope this helps.
  3. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I kind of just throw everything up. I might have to drop things back or raise my basic mix by a few dB across all the faders to get my gain staging and headroom in order. If I'm starting with the drums I have the kick average around -10dBVU before I add anything else so I don't run out of steam and overload the mix bus.

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