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I just took a very quick listen. It sounds to me like you're trying to change the character of the song+sounds in mixing - making it much more mellow or darker sounding. If that's the case, you probably get better results by changing the sounds you use. If that's not the case, do less: Less compression Less EQing Less reverb Get the balance right ...


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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'm a mixing engineer only working with analog gear, so I'll try to tell you what we keep in mind when going for vinyl. The article is far more detailed and ...


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Use a low pass filter or EQ to remove high frequencies.


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Rock on, Karol! I'm always interested in the aesthetic side; the decision making process as it relates to the story. Why folks make the choices they do, how they perceive the implications of those choices in relation to the overall narrative, and whether or not it had the intended effect.


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collaboration always makes for better stories than technique IMO. So stories about working with directors, stories about working with actors, stories about working with the final mix team, etc. I also like case studies and how not to do it stories. :)


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Pan pots were not generally implemented on 60s' consoles – panning a signal would require sacrificing a precious entire extra channel, which explains rather well why you seldom find anything but center / hard-left / hard-right on such old recordings: if there is an actual "continuous" stereo image, it'll usually be a proper stereo-mic setup. However, very ...


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Every film I have ever been a part of has one shared element: WORKFLOW. Each sound crew approaches it differently, and does each picture department and each mixing stage. How they work together is critical and affects the entire process, from the first day of turnover to the final day of M&E. There have been published discussions on this topic but I don'...


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I prefer the unmixed version at the moment, as it seems to have more space and atmosphere compared to the rather stifled and somehow 'unbalanced' mix. I've found myself going through this process a lot, where I mix & mix and eventually end up discarding it and trying again. Ultimately, I'm slightly embarrassed to say, I found simply using alternative ...


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Imagine a professional mix engineer who has just started playing guitar asking you "How can I play guitar as well as Tom Morello or Pat Metheny?" You would probably see at least 5 - 10 years of practice in their future to be able to play guitar at a professional level, if not much more (20 years?). You are in the reverse position. Creating a professional ...


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The best way to learn what the pros do is listen carefully to all of your favorite albums. Not only does that tell you what the pros do, it tells you what you like to hear the pros do. There's pretty much no one right answer to any of these kinds of decisions. If you listen to enough music you'll hear all different kinds of production styles. So the ...


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This is actually a classic mistake most people do. And it really affects the outcome. Most of the times it's the plugin , the harmonic content added by the plugin OR the beef in that particular Hz area just isnt the same. I found out that a lot of digital software messes this up. This could happen due to some setting some LFO/cutoff or just by the ...


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In general the order matters a great deal. You'd generally want your chain to go something like Filters/EQ -> Compression -> Time effects (Reverb/Delay). EQ first because you usually wouldn't want to be compressing frequencies that aren't going to be there after passing through the EQ. Specifically with Reverb / Delay that would probably come down to ...


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Solved- I got a Mackie Big Knob passive($60) and it solved the issue..


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The "fix" is to get an interface that doesn't do this, or never let the machine sleep. I have a similar problem with dynAudio BM6a's in that when the interface switches, the 400w bi-amps really don't like the bang. Fortunately mine don't whine or scream at me, just the bang, but it doesn't take many repetitions of ear-damagingly loud recurrence to ...


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Simply multiply each sample with a factor and then sum it to get the output sample. In the example, if you want to create a new mono signal out: out(t) = f1 x mono(t) + f2 x left(t) + f3 x right(t) Where f1, f2 and f3 are the amplification factors, out(t) is output sample at time t. The factors would typically be less than 1, so the calculations are probably ...


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I doubt any two people do it the same way, but ultimately it comes down to practise, practise & more practise. Remember the old adage, that it takes 10,000 hours to become expert at something. [That's 5 years, working a 40-hour week] Personally, I spent 7 years as a jobbing musician before ever touching a recording desk. I then started with what at the ...


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The EQ system on this device has three filters. Two are 'shelving' filters and one is a 'peaking' filter. The shelving filters apply a variable cut or boost at a fixed frequency. The lower of these two works to boost or attenuate frequencies below 100Hz and the upper boosts or attenuates frequencies above 10kHz. The 'peaking' filter allows a 'bell' curve ...


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One thing you can do is use the different instruments and sounds that you might want on each song, but master all of the songs with the same output settings and that unites the disparate sounds. So conceptually, in each song, the input channels of your mixer would be different, but the output channel would have the same same EQ, multiband compressor, and ...


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I think you will find that there is no definitive answer to this question, but I'll throw in my 2 cents worth. First of all, you as an artist have some core decisions to make. What songs belong on the album? What instrumentation? Should instrumentation remain consistent? Should songs be similar or different? Should an album start with the best song? Should ...


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Usually pros have a concept by album, each album corresponds to one "story" or one creative "period" of an artist/band. This is not only about music here but also about image and professional aim, (do you want to be a studio musician, rock star, soloist ?...) This also strongly depends on your music style, band image and audience needs (if you already have ...


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Nothing beats recording live from a great amp. However, even a guitar player with 20 years under his or her belt might need to use laptop setup with a DAW to put down ideas. Producers and engineers need to know how to get good tones even if they don't play instruments (of course, playing instruments helps). You didn't mention what style of guitar music (...


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The age-old dilemma - do I trust my system? Do I have to compensate for it, physically or by guesswork? The age-old answer has always been to listen to what other people's tracks sound like on all systems available to you - in & out of your usual genre, then mix to match the best of those. If you are over- or under-emphasising low frequencies, you ...


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Some interesting things have been said so I won't repeat, but one important miss i think: Although it is a bit too loud in the raw track, the ride cymbal is way way way too low in your mix, and you lost all the groove. I really think that is the biggest error. This ride really is IMHO the key of this groove, and it has to be "LOUD", I mean you sure could go ...


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If I were to comment, you may be using a pinch too much compression but the mix sounds solid overall! I think you're also forgetting about what mastering will do for a solid mix. I used to master tracks and once I got lucky enough to master a track for a Grammy winning audio engineer Ben Arrindell. To my (amateur) surprise, the mix wasn't "radio ready" ...


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You can "position" sounds in the stereo field. When you listen to music and a particular instrument seems to be left, it may be the result of microphone positioning, or pan adjustment on the mixing console (whether real or virtual). Setting an instrument fully left or right creates an awkward feeling, because in real life even when you listen to an ...


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Deliver the best sound you can get!! But also inform that there is different audio material. I would prepare the Lav for the Editor and bounce out the shotgun parts in stems that start at the begin of the timecode of the project. So then he can use them if he needs more atmo. Also something that makes me happy is when i get a full prepaired atmo track for ...


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The fundamentals have been covered. How about, every now and again, a deep technical dissection of a single sound effect? Also some of the finer storytelling aspects wouldn't go wrong at all (Ondaatje's "The Conversations" did this very well). Maybe an occasional horror story from the dub stage, if anyone dares? Fewer stories about how director X works with ...


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When I asked someone this question years ago, the person responded and said "You can mix on coffeecans if you know how they translate to other speakers." With that said, you may find that good monitors or at least unbiased monitors will get you to a mix that will translate quicker than the pair of consumer headphones that you may have to keep tweaking ...


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if you wish to work on Union films or TV (which are pretty much all the big films and TV shows), you must be in the union- there are some workarounds, like having a very specific skill that is not available from the pool of union talent pool, but that will simply allow you a 30 day period of employment which will satisfy the union for membership. The other ...


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