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    Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Just curious what everyone is using for reference tracks when mixing and mastering their stuff? I tend to use a recently released track along with another track or two which are older ones (1-2 years ago) to get a range of where I fall in terms of loudness and definition. Currently using Wilkinson-Overdose, DC Breaks-Halo, and Camo & Crooked-Cross the Line. Any other suggestions?

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Give a listen for all of your tracks in progress, best mixdown comes from patience and a lot of project time, every time give a listen with fresh ears. I find it best to compare tunes by their spectrogram image, always tells you where you have too loud components in track.

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    I always use Black Sun Empire - Extraction

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Don't worry too much about the loudness when you're mixing - the mastering will sort that out- just listen for the clarity of all the sounds i guess- I like to use Noisia for my referencing alot but it depends on the tune your making- you want whatever is similar to it but still really well produced of course

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Something simular to the style im trying to make. Normally it ends up with me using nosisa/scamp tunes

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    I'll reference to a track that I find has the certain "mix" I'm trying to achieve, so it varies really. I find that my go-tos are typically Loadstar, Tantrum Desire and Matix/Futile.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    I reference all my tunes against "Cotten Eye Joe"!

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Cool, thanks for the feedback fellas.

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    hm, so u guys drag in the file into ur daw and analyse the spectrum? never done this


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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    use digitals 'hard ears', thatll sort you right out.
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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Fletch View Post
    I reference all my tunes against "Cotten Eye Joe"!
    All about scatman john I hear.

    EDIT: This may be a really stupid question, but is it common to use a 3D spectral analyser? Does such an animal exist? Like to check where things are sitting in the mix...
    I know I know, use your ears... ;P but just out of interest.
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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salvus View Post
    All about scatman john I hear.

    EDIT: This may be a really stupid question, but is it common to use a 3D spectral analyser? Does such an animal exist? Like to check where things are sitting in the mix...
    I know I know, use your ears... ;P but just out of interest.
    edit: found one

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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    That looks pretty fucking mega
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    Re: Reference tracks - what are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvezDroppin View Post
    hm, so u guys drag in the file into ur daw and analyse the spectrum? never done this
    Yup. It can really reveal some interesting things such as where certain peaks are emphasized, especially when it comes to the kick and snare.


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