How do you guys deal with mix definition in the high lows/lower mids? I find that everything fights for the 200Hz range, and with track-heavy mixes, it's so easy to overload the region and turn things into mud.
"It depends" is the easy answer so I'm looking for something else. Let's go beyond the technicalities of room treatment, monitor setups, and compression, and discuss stylistic suggestions? Taking out and leaving in what works well, or sounds interesting?
Am especially interested in replies in the context of post-production mixing, i.e. where music, sound effects, and voices all have to meet and play nice even in a dynamic and busy mix. Surely you've had this trouble you at some stage?
My quick fix for now, and it's a dirty hack, is just to drop the 100-110 Hz and 200-220 Hz harshly down. For some reason they seem to be common modes in every room I've worked. Lately I've been thinking, it'd be nice to have something live and breathe in there. But what to choose?
With stereo (not 5.1) mixes it's so tough to decide.
Examples are welcome. Thanks in advance.