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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 ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Elaborate creature vocalization and efforts…Who mixes them? DX or FX side?

I am wondering how sound designers like their creature vocal efforts and vocalizations treated on the dub stage. To include them with dialogue seems easier as the mixer can process them and set them ...
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The Hobbit Vocal Sound Design of Smaug

SPOILER ALERT Sup peps, Recently just saw the latest from Peter Jackson and I was just hoping to kick up a discussion regarding the spoken voice of the dragon Smaug and the possible methods used ...
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How to handle the 2 kHz - 5 kHz frequency range in production?

The ear is most sensitive to the 2 kHz - 5 kHz range. This causes the recognizable sibilance effect. This is a common problem with vocals that can be solved with an equalizer. But what about the ...
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Extremely Right and Left panning

Is it possible to achieve stereo sound totally without the "Center". Only extremely Right and Left pan (e.g. Choirs). If yes, please tell me how? I'm using Ozone iZotope plug-in.
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'Why' and 'When' should audio encoder's/decoder's be used?

I got a lot of questions in my head in addition to what's mentioned in the title. Here's all of them, take your time answering :D I'm aware that it doesn't alter the quality of the song/track in any ...
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Vertical panorama in mix?

When I'm listening to tracks on my studio monitors I feel like the low-bass frequencies sounds are located in the bottom and the higher sound's frequency the higher position it has in the mix. Just ...
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Setting volume level of mix

From what level of decibels should I start to set the volume of tracks in the mix? I've heard that usually it starts at -6dB on a kick and match the rest of track's volume to that kick ... Is it ...
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Mixing music and SFX for TV

I know this must be a very (if not extremely) general question, but I need some advice on mixing music and sound effects for a TV spot. Basically, I have three groups: Ambience, SFX and Music (Library ...
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I need a good plugin for Stereo to 5.1

its been a while since I have visited the site. Been super busy, I am in need of a plugin to up mix stereo to 5.1. I am using Nuendo 5 and I basically have in the timeline stereo stories with really ...
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Difference between studio and hi-fi speakers?

I have heard that studio speakers aim to give the flattest possible spectra, whilst hi-fi speakers aim to flatter the sound (i.e. alter the spectra to make any music sound perceptually good). Users ...
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Focusrite VRM-Box

I really like mixing with headphones. It kinda gives me the "silence" i need. Moreover i really enjoy to work outside with my macbook in the spring/summer to make dialogue editing and re-recording for ...
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Drop in levels when bouncing through an aux track

An interesting issue came up when a friend was mixing down his mono tracks through a stereo aux to his stereo master. The was a noticeable drop in volume by 3-4 dB which I find very strange. Can ...
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking ...
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EBU R 128 change Short Term LUFS with stable Integrated LUFS

Hopefully there are some people that know the EBU R128 loudness measurement. (Germany) I have a TV advertisement, that sounds exactly the way I want. It consist a Backing track, one FX and a Claim ...