Mixing question...need help

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by buddylee2000, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. buddylee2000

    buddylee2000 Active Member

    May 13, 2010
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can advise me on how to create the illusion that the music is surrounding the listener. I'm dealing with instruments and vocal tracks that were all recorded by using close micing. As a result the sound is very one dimensional. I'm try to achieve a sound similar to the late 60's early 70's blues recordings. The recordings were done on professional digital equipment in a excellent recording studio. I've tried reverb but it has not produced the desired results. Thanks again.
  2. TimOBrien

    TimOBrien Active Member

    Jan 19, 2003
    Go to your local Barnes&Noble (thats where I got mine) and see if they have this book in stock:

    The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production
    by David Gibson

    Sit in the cafe and read through it....
  3. buddylee2000

    buddylee2000 Active Member

    May 13, 2010
    Thanks Tim...sound advice...no pun intended.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Hows about a sample.....Its much easier to understand a question about an existing mix if we can hear it............HEAR is the key word here...
  5. emmapeel9

    emmapeel9 Active Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    You can create a nice 3D effect using pan automation and EQ automation. Automate the instrument to pan from left to right then back - and at the same time automate the EQ to first go dull during the first half and then bright during the 2nd half. You then get an effect of the instrument going round in a circle. Depends on the music whether this works or not.
    Maybe used in conjunction with other idea's.


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