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thin weak track on mixdown

I am a newbie to mixing, I have been working for about a year and a half to record a song and now am finally at the mixing stage. It all sounds great in the DAW but when I export the mixdown it all ...
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How to make a Wet/Dry or A/B mix control using Logic X (10.2.2) bus and mixer?

Here's what I have going in lieu of a wet/dry mix knob. I'm using the pre-fader send and a submix bus to mix my clean and effected (outboard) signal. I'd rather assign a single knob to handle ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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Music Muffled nosie

I am trying to figure out how to make this music sound muffled, but I need a certain song, but I just need to have to sound like maybe that you are standing outside of a wall with loud music.
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What's the best I can do to mix a new vocal recording with a compressed instrumental track?

First, please excuse me if I'm using the wrong terms. I'm not a complete newbie when it comes to audio, but I'm no expert either. Trying to boost my knowledge and skills in this area. Anyway, I have ...
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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

Can someone explain me what is wrong with the sound on big festivals these days? Everytime I stand in a festival hall/tent there is a lot of rumble, mainly from the bass, sometimes it gets better when ...
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How to make toms played with Stick sound like they were played with Mallets?

I need to make the toms I'm look more like tambours played with mallets, any tips, on eq, compression, or effects I could use? Thanks!
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Connecting a 3.5mm Microphone on headset (Logitech G230) to a mixer (Behringer 1202)

So I have two of these Logitech G230 Headsets, and I want to connect them to my Behringer 1202 mixer. I'm using it for commentary during gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Melee for our tournaments. I ...
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Is there any tradeoff to get the best quality/file size ratio for mp3 conversion?

We record vocal sound via the Creative - Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard and its dedicated recording software. the settings are : 96 KHz 24 bit depth I would like to convert it to mp3 ...
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Headphones for film recording and mastering (music)

I need to buy a new headphone for film recording, but a good reference for editing and mastering music too. I have always used Beyer Dynamic DT100, very strong and closed, ideal for live recording, ...
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What is the relation between high pass (low cut) filters and headroom?

I use, just like most of you I guess, high pass filters in my mixdowns to clean up muddyness and save headroom. I have a subscription on Computer Music in which every month a producer named Owen The ...
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Tips for mixing BASS with other low instruments

I'm recording some songs and in one of them I'm using a Tuba, and in another one a pretty low distorted hammond. Should I produce a bass and use it as well or is it better not to record two low ...
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Mixing voice audio for computer speakers

I have recorded dialogue to go into a computer game. The client insists that we take a "lowest common denominator" approach for mixing the audio. He wants to be biased towards the audio sounding good ...
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Using compressors in Live Sound (Houses of Worship)

Context: I recently (~2 months ago) got a gig mixing live sound for a church. I've had years of audio education, but none of the courses offered included extensive applications in FOH mixing (very ...
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Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

Im currently using the following track for inspiration: I've been really trying to understand/replicate the bass in this track, introduced at 1:02. Im wrestling ...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course? [duplicate]

Does anyone know courses or playlist(s) that shows how to get into the world of mixing, mastering and recording in a progressive manner? I'm a complete newbie and would like to learn but I don't know ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Recently I'm doing dialogue premix for a feature. Unfortunately the recorded location sound are in poor quality. The boom track is useless, off-axis and reverby. Only the LAV mic track can be used. ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

I am currently searching if I should use a DI box to record active electric guitars for re-amping. I currently have a M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB interface. I am planning to record guitars at home and ...
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How to keep loudness of SFX with TV mix?

TV mix is always restricted with limited peak level(eg. -12dbfs). When I put a limiter on it,all my sfx got fatten.What can be done to keep the loudness and transparency of SFX(gun, explosion, punch) ...
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How to design punching or impact sounds?

I need to make impact sounds for a fighting game and I'm not sure how to go about it. The closest parallels I can find are the hit sound effects from Super Smash Bros Melee (the link should start at ...
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How to improve the SFX sound during mixing?

I want to improve the SFX sound during mixing but I can't find much information about this on net. So I extracted two samples from movies. The first one is a fight scene from a Japanese Animation. All ...
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How to sync vocals in Pro Tools using a plugin?

I'm mixing an acapella choir in pro tools with 20 tracks. There are a lot of times when one singer or another isn't singing the same rhythm as others. I know there is a plugin that can sync the ...
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Real Time indoor streaming and music mixing

I am working on this project where we are doing a live performance with about 6 musicians placed away from each other in a big space. The audience will be wearing their headphones and as they move ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

I'm new to dialogue, I'm wondering is my dialoge premix too muddy? It is a film project, would be output to DCP and play back in an normal cinema. The whole film is redubbed, any one can give me some ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

I'm working on a job where the delivery specs are calling for a non-optional 5.1 surround mix. Unfortunately the space I am working in is pretty asymmetrical and almost the opposite of ideal for a ...
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Program that renders midi compositions

I have some compositions in the form of midi files. I would like to have a "preview" of what they would sound like with real instruments, without actually having an expensive orchestra playing them. ...
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How can I get my bass to come through?

Bass loses volume: Mackie sr32-4 board, Crown xls2500 amp and a Jbl monitor. The bass comes through the amp but literally the volume drops to nearly nothing once all the other instruments start ...
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Which effects are common in electronic drum mixes [closed]

What effects are typically added to drums with regard to electronic music? EQ is of course one and compression another. You could also add reverb or maybe even delay to a clap. Are there more ...
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mix sound over network from multiple devices to a single output

I have two computers (windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04) and an android phone (nexus 5 lollipop) Is there software out there that will mix the audio from all of my devices so all sounds will play on a ...
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How do I create space in my mix (example provided)

It seems no matter what I try I cannot recreate or even get close to the mix I desire. A mix where all my sounds are clean yet full and have the depth I desire. Over the years I have used many ...
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Live Sound - Male Vocals

How do I get the most out of male vocals in a live setting? Basic board with highs, mids, lows. Also have reverb and compression on board. Male range is mid range. Baritone with Tenor tendencies if ...
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Mixing and monitoring separate livestream audio channels

I have been doing live streaming of video games on Twitch.tv as of recently. I have a decent setup, and I am getting all the audio and video that I need to stream through a program called OBS (Open ...
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Skills for mastering old music

There is a new store in town that sells old music (1910s and onward), and while I find it enjoyable, the quality is generally poor. I have long wanted to learn how to work with audio, and this is ...
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

My buddy and I run audio for my church, and we had a great idea to mess around with. We wanted to hook up an external slide fader to a boat throttle via some pulleys and springs, and control the whole ...
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How to manage multiple singers on a live show when they are exchanging roles of lead vocal and background vocals?

I am regularly mixing live shows for a band having at least 4 vocals. How should I manage the situation that they exchange role of lead vocal after almost every song and others are doing BGVs? Is ...
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Searching for book recommendations

First of all sorry, because this question will definately be quite dull. When it comes to 'later stages' of audio post-production I generally have no idea of all these many terms and procedures. ...
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Mixing many audio files fast and easy

I have to mix audio data for a machine learning task. The setting is the following: I have two folders of tracks. One contains background files with background noise, the other contains files with a ...
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Connect Aux Send to a phantom powered input (designed for electret mics)

I'm trying to connect a mixing console to a videoconferencing equipment, to send the audio out of the console to the mic input of the videoconferencing unit. We are talking about a Yamaha MG166cx ...
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How is the mixing step separate from the parameter adjusting done during arrangement?

I'm new to audio production and am learning FL Studio and trying to understand the basic steps to producing a song, and this is something that confuses me. My mental model follows 3 steps: Make ...
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How to use multiband compressor in Mixing and Mastering?

I try to use Ozone-5 Multiband Compressor, but it looks very confused to me. I really want to know what is the purpose of doing Mutiband compression and How do you usually use it.
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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From simple to advanced mix techniques

In a few words, I know how to mix a fairly simple track (drums, bass, guitar, vocals...). This means that I know how to blend things together because each "instrument" is quite easy to isolate in ...
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Is it possible to mix MP3 Files into an audio mix a long mp3 without degredation?

I want to add and crossfade multiple mp3s into a long mix. Is there software that can mix many mp3's without re-encoding? If i use a normal mixing program and decode-re-incode, how much worse is the ...
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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Compress more than once? (VO multi-mix)

I'm a bit new to all of this, so I just wanted to get some advice from some pros. I'm doing VOs for different segments that are all going to be strung together into one final track. In stage 1 of ...
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How to route signal to another application from a Sapphire Pro 24

I have a microphone (Rode NT1) and guitar plugged into a Focusrite Sapphire Pro 24 running on OSX 10.10.2 I can monitor these inputs but want to route them to another application (Skype). Is it ...
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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 get my mixes sounding even ...
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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. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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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 ...