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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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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

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 ...
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Music Muffled nosie

Use a low pass filter or EQ to remove high frequencies.
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Sixties' sound mixing

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 ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

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 ...
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How to improve guitar sound quality and production?

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 ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

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 ...
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How to record high quality vocal with Adobe audition

Without more specific information I can only offer you a generalised suggestion: A good microphone goes a long way to getting an accurate recording but that doesn't always mean it sounds good or fits ...
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mixing bass issues

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 ...
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Effects order in sound design

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 ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

Solved- I got a Mackie Big Knob passive($60) and it solved the issue..
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

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 ...
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How do video editors do audio downmix?

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) ...
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How to get good at Music Production?

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. [...
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Yamaha MG20 - What does the "variable mid frequency" knob actually do?

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 ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

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 ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

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 ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

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, (...
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How to improve guitar sound quality and production?

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 ...
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Mixing Without Subwoofers

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 ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

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 ...
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Why is my mix sounding dull and amateurish?

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 ...
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Sixties' sound mixing

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 ...
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Field mixing Boom and Lav mic

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 ...
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How important is union membership for sound designers and production sound mixers?

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 ...
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