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How is this mix so clean?

How is this production so clean?? Literally every single sound sounds so clear and distinct from every other sound. I've tried many times to ...
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. ...
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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Why some people high pass and low pass in final mixing? And why some don't?

I am very new at mixing stuff. Some tutorials show that they high pass about 30 hz the final mixing, but some don't do that. My question is - Is it good to high pass and low pass the final mixing? ...
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using many USB inputs

does using many usb 2.0 input makes the audio quality any bad? because I am using 6 usb input in my laptop through usb audio interfaces, keys , sonuus and other devices. I doubt it might lower my ...
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Hook up home theatre subwoofer to Cubase Elements 7 / Saffire Pro 40 rig?

I'm running a (relatively cheap) pair of M-Audio near-field monitors out of my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. My DAW is Cubase Elements 7. Recently, I was given a subwoofer from a home theatre setup that ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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Why are these two recordings of the same event slightly different in length and how do I synchronize them?

I played a gig recently and I have two audio sources: one 192 kbps MP3 file from an H2N Zoom sitting near me (I'm the drummer), and another from the sound engineer at the venue which is a mix of the ...
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How do I find the common audio between mp3 audio tracks?

I have a folder of nearly identical .MP3s, but each with a different voiceover mixed in. I'm trying to dump the tracks without the voiceovers. I've tried aligning two of them to the nearest sample, ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

I'm using reference headphones to mix my tracks, which I know isn't the best way and I'm sure monitors offer better results. My concern has to do with something else though. I don't have decent and ...
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Windows (freeware) audio plugin framework?

I'm asking this question to help out a user on a sister SE site. I'm Mac-based myself & know this is an easy task in Mac, using CoreAudio, SoundFlower, Rogue Amoeba etc. Is there a comparable ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

I went to a screening at the London Short Film Festival last night of a short I worked on as sound editor and mixer. Unfortunately, I was appalled whilst watching it to hear the film being played ...
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In Logic Pro X is there a way to split the output of an audio track to two tracks (live)?

Is there a way to route the output of a track to 2 or more other tracks? Busses would work in theory but I'd rather the outputs be to tracks in the main window. What I'm after is kind of the inverse ...
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Mixing a patterrned, complicated sound, without separating its components

I have a patterned rhythm (a loop) and its components are a bass drum, a snare drum, and two different hi-hats. I would like to mix them, but I can't really separate them. It would have to be a ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

I've spent days trying to mix a track I've done for a local vocalist. There is EQ, panning, a little compression on the drums and some reverb and delay effects. It's not a complicated song, yet I ...
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Getting a sub bass and a 808 kick to play well together?

I've tried various techniques, like scooping out space for the kick drum out of the bass range in the EQ, but I end up with a weak kick drum! I tried side-chaining the bass to the kick, so when the ...
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Is there a standard panning compromise?

I know there are certain rules that are commonly shared when it comes to panning. Letting the kick drum and bass sit in the center, for example. I'm wondering though, do you believe there are "right ...
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Tips for Mastering my Track in Ableton Live

I am a drum and bass (Jump Up) producer using ableton, I have been producing for about 8 months now and I would say I have proggressed really well with it. I have got to the stage with it where i am ...
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Multiple audio sources to monitoring speakers

I bought a mixer (Alesis MultiMix 4) thinking I would be able to connect multiple stereo audio sources (jack or mini jack) , adjust their level which each knob and output everything on a pair of ...
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Why is the lowest null frequency half the lowest peak frequency?

When creating a comb filter to spur on a flanger effect, apparently, we can postpone an piece of audio for a few milliseconds. Then, we mix that resulting frequency response with the original audio to ...
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Type of hard disk for mixing?

I am replacing a hard disk and started to look for a proper new drive. I have seen these "special purpose" hard disks which were designed for Network Attached System, using in datacenters, even ...
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Sixties' sound mixing

I would like to mix one of my compositions with a sixties mood. To better understand what I'm trying to explain, I would accomplish a sound like Gene Rains' Hana Maui. I know that it could be ...
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Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor ...
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5.1 to Stereo, Making an AC3

FYI in case its applicable : I work in a 5.1 environment (Using pro tools 11 HD) that's acoustically treated (by professionals of course) and my system is calibrated. My room is smaller so I find I ...
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Field Recording with SD-744t - Do I need a mixer?

I have read a few posts with people adamantly suggesting a mixer before the 744t/702 etc. I am wondering what the advantages are. My application and work is mainly nature recording. I might set up ...
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Monster Vox. Retaining High End

So Im designing a monster vocal at the moment, and I'm curious about how you guys retain "high end" during the process of pitching and manipulating the sounds? I myself am finding that saturating ...
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Weird popping artifacts in audacity

When I record two separate tracks, they have a little weird anchor looking symbol that I cannot remove no matter what point in the audio I delete it. It "pops" at that point. When I pan the tracks in ...
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Mixing Water / Water Fall BG's

I have an entire scene that takes place at base of a small / medium waterfall. I'm trying to create the ambience for the scene, but everything I try comes out sounding like white noise, and therefore ...
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Trouble with Microphone levels

I have a Shure SV100 mic, plugged into a behringer 1002USB mixing board, and I am having trouble getting my levels normal. In general I find that the mic audio is very low, often showing up at -18 or ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video? [duplicate]

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Mix Up or Mix Down?

So normally when working with a mix, I generally (or at least I was taught to) mix with the rhythm section first and work my way up. In recency however, I've been hearing that it's more advantageous ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I'm currently recording music using a focusrite 18i8 on logic pro x. I have Pro Tools 11, but have not yet learned how to use it. I am pretty unhappy with the results of my bass guitar recordings. ...
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mixing a project in ProTools with automation is it possible to suspend the automation during playback as if it was automated turned on/off

I'm trying to save DSP on my computer and my current mix session has alot of tracks with automation. Is there any way to set the plugins through automation to suspend during playback on and off?
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Downmixing audio on command line [closed]

I am converting files from one format to another using afconvert in OS X. The files are stereo and now I am trying to have them come out as mono by mixing the two channels into one. There seems to be ...
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Dialog muted on several Cellphone

at the moment I'm running into strange issues with a mix I did for a non-budget project: I did the audio post (mixing, foley, finish) and everything worked as fine as possible (they had some issues ...
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Effective way to reduce breathing in ADRs and Voiceovers!

I really love my Voice-over/ADR sound now. I use a TLM 103 amped by a SPL Channel One mk2 Premium (which I use for some 3-6 dB compression, gentle DeEssing, Highcut (50Hz) and Air-band boosting by 2-3 ...
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Transpose a track 6 octaves in Ableton Live in realtime

The "transpose" knob in Ableton Live 9 only allows transposing down 48 semitones, which is 4 octaves. In order to best approximate what a bat hears, I'd like to transpose down 6 octaves, which is 72 ...
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Completely cut frequencies below a certain threshold

I'm warming up to Ableton Live by attempting to manipulate songs into how various animals would hear them. For example, idealized bats hear roughly between octave 7, starting at 1.28kHz, to octave ...
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How effective are VSTs for expressive classical compositions?

It seems the major downside of recording actual audio is the limited moddability in making a flawed human recording sound more perfect, while the major downside of MIDI recording is the time and ...
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Mixing For DCP - Reels or Continuous?

I'm currently finishing mixing a feature which has been cut in reels so I've mixed it as such. However as it's for DCP and not a film print I'm wondering if there's as much of a need to still work in ...
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How should you set your instrument levels prior to recording?

That title isn’t very descriptive, but what I’m asking is kind of hard to summarize. I’ve been digging into some basic tutorials and introductions for recording, but so far I haven’t come across what ...
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Compression and limiting for new -24lkfs standard?

I found this site while researching audio mixing levels. I have recently started as the full time engineer mixing advertising content for television in NZ, Australia and US. My question is related ...
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If we recorded tracks at 48khz, and are mixing through an analog console, is there any benefit to printing the mix in 96khz instead of 48khz?

We have a situation where we recorded tracks at 48khz. However, the final mix will be printed through an analog console. Is there any benefit - and if so, how much - to printing the mix through the ...
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If we recorded tracks at 48khz, and are mixing through an analog console, is there any benefit to printing the mix in 96khz instead of 48khz?

We have a situation where we recorded tracks at 48khz. However, the final mix will be printed through an analog console. Is there any benefit - and if so, how much - to printing the mix through the ...
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Eq automation 'write to' alternative for non-HD Pro Tools?

When mixing, often is needed to use a plugin on clips or on a section of a track, without going AudioSuite. Most of the time is a notch eq. So, when using a multi-parameter plugin, which is the ...
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Mixing sound design with heavy music?

I was wondering if anyone could share any tips for mixing sound design with music, especially electronic music or trailer style where a lot of the frequency spectrum is already covered. I guess a lot ...
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Bassline Not Audible on Laptop Speakers

I produce EDM (Electronic Dance Music), mainly house. I have this problem with basslines. On my studio monitors, and my headphones, the bass sounds punchy in the mix. I can get it to the point where ...
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Doing a 5.1 and a stereo soundtrack with same source material in Adobe Audition

I'm a CC member so up to date on the software. I have some video clips with audio, and I am doing the sound mastering in Audition. I have the following clips to work with: A: Stereo input from XLR ...
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Detuning multiple voice synth bass - good or bad idea

Some people use and recommend creating sub basses with multiple voices (detuned and sightly panned). They are aiming for a fatter voice (it definitely becomes fatter). Also other people elsewhere say ...