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Mixing Bass and Kick for Low-End Balance

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When it comes to turning off your listeners, I don't know what's worse: having an anemic, powerless low-end or having a muddy, overpowering mess with no clarity.  Unfortunately, these are two of the most common problems with amateur mixes.  These two scenarios and could doom the reception of the best song ever written before it even hits the first chorus, so what's it likely to […]

Mixing With Headphones Versus Monitors

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While it's indisputable that countless top quality songs have been produced while mixing with headphones, there are many issues to be overcome that can simply be avoided by mixing, or at least referencing, with monitors.  Properly balancing the stereo field can be extremely difficult in the full-immersion of earphones versus the natural ambience of an acoustically treated studio with flat frequency monitors.  This is largely why you find […]

Fundamental Audio Mixing Tips & Techniques

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With skillful mixing, a horribly recorded song can be made reasonably listenable.  A terribly written tune can be polished into a less embarrassing effort.  A run-of-the-mill song can be coaxed into greatness by the ears of an experienced mixer.  And most importantly, a fantastic song, when refined by the masterful precision of elite mixer, can become a global sensation responsible for launching careers, altering artist's lives […]