mixes sound a bit flat.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by armshouse, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. armshouse

    armshouse Guest

    hi....i'm using a tascam m2600 mixer,delta 1010 sound card and two delta 410 linked together,my monitors are tannoy reveal.i make up all my drums in reason softwear 24bit 96khz and export then out has waves into lodgic exs24 sampler,and i use lodgic instruments aswell,but my mixes sound a bit flat compared to the mixes i hear on cds that r on the street.do i clean up the sounds or is it done in the mastering studio when i'm gonna
    put the tune out on the street,and if i have to clean
    the sounds up what wounld u reconmend is the best way of doing it.
  2. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Yes, That is what mastering facilities are for.

    1. Don't compress your 2-bus to the point where it cannot be mastered.

    2. To add spice to a mix, watch your panning and try not to pan instruments within the same frequency/harmonic range at the same location.

    3. Spread your high frequencies wide.

    4. Watch your meters on your final recording deck for R/L balance.

    5. If you intend on using a professional mastering facility, keep your levels resonable. Peaks of -6 are fine, let the mastering house provide the "juice" to have a wonderful product.

    If you want to send me a snippit to show you what can be done, I will gladly accept it. I have AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo for file transfers. On DSL, wav. files are fine!

    AIM is "TubeMuzick
    Yahoo is Tubemusik
    ICQ is 43786958
  3. armshouse

    armshouse Guest

    ok thanks i'll send u a snip of one of the tunes.
  4. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    I will hit the ICQ at 230 EST PM
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