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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

These days, what used to be referred to as "the holy grail of the misinformed" is getting closer to actuality. There are now applications designed to do exactly this task - isolate parts of ...
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is there a common low-end level for a song?

Here, is there any common low-end level that every song should has? No or Does it just set by ear? Yes. In fact, it should be set by ear, not by eyes. Don't bother with what the spectrum analyzer ...
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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

First off… pros don't just decide they want to turn their amp up halfway through a gig. That's what sound crews are for; there's one guy whose job it is to make sure everyone on stage can hear ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

This is a very old thread, but I just saw it. I am the technical manager of London Short Film Festival, and the author of the "how to make a DCP" guide the OP referred to. First off, I'm really ...
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What are important considerations when mixing and mastering a track for vinyl distribution?

This is a very big topic, I will start by redirecting you to a very useful site/article: Mastering for Vinyl from Recording magazine. Also I would like to state that I'm not a mastering engineer, I'...
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Conflict bass / leads

What you describe sounds like Buss/Master/Group Compression gone wrong. This effect sometimes appears when you have a compressor set to affect both the bass and the lead (via any of the Buss/Master/...
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Logic Pro X / Mastering / Volume / Soundcloud

"I mix everything as loud as possible". There is your problem. Right there. Mixing music is not about making it "loud". If you think it is, you are focussing on the wrong thing entirely. There are ...
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Music Muffled nosie

Use a low pass filter or EQ to remove high frequencies.
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

This is why studio monitors used in recording produce neutral sound as close to 1:1 as possible. Consumer audio gear, either because of being cheap or because of being intentionally biased, have a ...
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Song mix sounds differently in computer and mobile phone

You have kind of answered your own question. You don't have monitors. The difference between monitors and home (Hi-Fi) speakers is that the first are designed to be as flat as possible. By flat we ...
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Fixing an over-distorted guitar track

(I'm not sure what you want to fix - it sounds sick and genrewise it is spot on!) Needless to say: always record with a DI so you have the option to reamp later on if something turns out too hot etc. ...
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At what volume should we mix audio at?

There's no definitive answer to either question. The more headroom you give the mastering engineer, the more room he has to play with the dynamics of your song. This can be a good or bad thing, ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

Let me start by saying mixing is an art by itself. If you're passionate about making music and producing it end-to-end you should learn how to mix, on the other hand, if you're passionate about ...
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Mixing audio with different sample rates

You will only get benefit from sampling to the next highest sampling rate you are able to mix at. For instance, if you have a 32kHz stream and a 48kHz stream, resample the 32kHz stream to 48kHz. You ...
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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

Deezer open-sourced their Spleeter stem separation engine in November 2019: Announcement here and the application is available on Github here. There's also Acon Digital's Acoustica here which since ...
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Normalization - peak amplitude level vs actual loudness level

My suggestion is to do three steps. Step one, using your EARS, adjust the volume of the various portions of your program so that they have the correct relative volume that you want. If you want them ...
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Is it worth it to use 32-bit (float) in Audacity while mixing down to 16-bit?

If the file remains at 16bits, each step of your mixing could add a unit of amplitude and a noise (around -96dBFS) will accumuate. Then it is better to work in higher resolution. At 24bits (fixed) or ...
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Is it worth it to use 32-bit (float) in Audacity while mixing down to 16-bit?

The advantage of working at a much higher bit- or sample-rate internally than either your initial input or final output becomes more & more apparent as you start to rack up more channels, group ...
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Using compressors in Live Sound (Houses of Worship)

I use them all the time in the worship context. I won't usually compress the hell out of something though, I usually just use the compressor to take out the peaks in vocals, bass, acoustic guitars. ...
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What's the best I can do to mix a new vocal recording with a compressed instrumental track?

The processing really depends on the material / the track you have; since the track is an instrumental, we can assume that instruments take over the most of the frequencies palette (if not true - even ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

Vocals sound a little dry to me, maybe add some subtle reverb or delay. The method of EQing you're doing sounds right. Dullness usually comes from a lack of top end, maybe add a couple of DBs of top ...
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Input channel on audio mixer

Not sure I understand what are you trying to achieve here. Are you plugging your electric guitar directly to mixer line input? In such case you won't be able to use the preamp to get any decent volume....
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Audition cc bus not receiving input

Never mind I solved it. The trick is to make sure that audition isn't re-routing the bus to the master track and that correct audio tracks are routing sends to the correct bus, located on top of the ...
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Audacity: How can I blend my vocals within the music?

If there is an imbalance of volume along the timeline between the different tracks you are trying to mix, you can use Audacity's Envelope Tool to automate the volume fader behavior of each track along ...
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Mixing by aux out to aux in

1.This method will work with some sound deterioration. There will be significant latency if you're using default drivers (non-asio) 2.Sound source coming from master won't deteriorate. Neighter ...
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Fletcher-Munson curves: Applied uses and lessons learned?

Fletcher-Munson curves, or more generally equal-loudness contours, are mainly used when measuring sound pressure levels and noise. The definition of such curves roughly goes like this: An equal-...
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DB25 recording outs include effects and equalization

As mentioned in the user manual, the recording outs are just after the input gain control. So before low-cut, insert and EQ. This means that the audio coming out of these outputs is just gain adapted ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

Such a device is called a computer ;-) Think of the mixer as an external sound card/adapter/interface itself - you plug in the USB cable into your computer and it will detect a new device. Install ...
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