I'm interested in creating the most 'dynamically interesting' sound from music that I've produced on a computer, which includes vocal samples, bass, rhythm and instruments.
At first I was happy with the final sound, but I've come to realise it was too HF dominant in the final mix, with not enough emphasis in the lower freq. positions. Also, being a wholly digital production, it can be argued as needing that elusive injection of warmth.
I'm used to thinking about A/B'ing the mix with a production I like the sound of (i.e. switching between my music and the music of some producing I really like and testing for differences etc.)
I'm also aware of the technique of adding a little white noise into the background (tape hiss). This is a good technique.
I suppose then my question is, what qualities tend to work best in the final sound that is produced, and what techniques can be used to go about getting a richer sound from an audio signal?
Also, general techniques that are known to work for enhancing the music created or arranged by a producer..?