As an audio mastering engineer, I know firsthand that everyone wants their music loud. In fact, I have a form at my MusicGuyMastering.com where potential clients can upload a song for a sample master, and the form includes a “Notes” section. The number one note/request I get from clients relates to loudness in one way […]
The master bus is the end of the line when it comes to your mix. If you practice good bussing techniques or even if you don’t (check out my mixing template), every track in your mix eventually flows to this one track in your mix which in turn feeds to your speakers or headphones. At
One of many golden rules of audio mixing (not to mention one of my evergreen music mixing tips) is to keep your listener engaged. We can do this by keeping our mix evolving from start to finish, and an effective way to do this is through mixing automation. This means to change some element of
The low end of your mix is the anchor. If this isn’t right, the entire mix will feel adrift. Low end mixing is arguably the hardest part of the mix to perfect, as well. The kick or bass can camouflage the other. The entire low end can sound boomy, muddy and messy, or too weak.
The age old question: headphones vs speakers for mixing. Each come with their benefits and drawbacks, so let’s talk the differences and which is ideal for getting the best results in your mixing. Headphones Vs Speakers Let’s talk about the pros and cons associated with mixing with speakers vs headphones before giving a final verdict.