An Excellent Tutorial on Mixing Your Tracks to Create Space

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  1. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    There is often discussion in the forum regarding mixing frequencies, fitting sounds in their own "space," and more importantly–how to go about accomplishing these goals.

    I think producers, both new and experienced, will find the tutorial here to be a great reference. Though the author refers to a lot of tools in Logic, they're coming production tools most likely found in the majority of DAWs (or 3rd Party Plugs) and can be applied across the board.

    Big ups to my production partner-in-crime msmith222 for coming across this article.

    Cheers.
     
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    Having a read now, cheers
     
  3. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    haha i came in here to bitch about not being given any credit, but my credit is right there where it's supposed to be! cheers to lostnthesound for NOT being too lazy to post this up.
     
  4. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    great article...haha ive been using the balance knobs for panning!FAIL
    thanks for sharing
     
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    think i already read that some time ago. big ups for posting tho anyways, will have a gander. big ups.

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    can anyone explain the antiphase things on that? is that how its supposed to look? lol

    and regarding that guide. the first few steps seem wrong to me. mixing and producing go hand in hand when making drum and bass. you cant just 'produce' and then bounce everything to audio and mix from there. not with drum and bass in my experience at least - when you record a band or something that might be true - but you almost always have to eq, compress, eq, distort etc in various chains and layer and re-layer etc, that you cant just put such a thin line there.

    might just be my workflow tho..
     
  7. Krispy

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    TBH I've never used the thing! I got recommended to try it by another producer but it's friggin impossible just to download a demo even...
    It looks very cool and useful, however it works...
     
  8. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    used it at a mates he didnt know either. lol!
    just used for the rms meter and analyser.
     
  9. subprime

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    Awesome, I hope this tut's as good as it looks, gonna give it a good read when I get a moment.

    Cheers.
     
  10. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    I here what you're saying groelle, and I believe you're right in that it's more of a workflow thing. I think the author was trying to say not to get "too lost" in the mixing process while still composing the beat. Obviously, you'll want to do some minor EQing while composing/inserting sounds so everything sits nice in a rough draft kind of way. But if you're like me, sometimes trying to EQ that snare goes from a five minute quick fix to an hour long obsession–which results in a shitty snare and time wasted that could've been spent arranging out the track.

    As far as identifying the antiphasing on that waves plug, I'm afraid I'm completely clueless, I would definitely like to know as well.

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    You and me both! Using the directional mixer makes a world of a difference.
     
  11. KODIN.

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    same here, i use Cubase 5, you cant just export everything to audio then mix the whole track, cause is too much job for dnb it sometimes 50+ audio channels, it would take hours to export end send back to same groups and send effects, but that would be very useful for arragement cause you have full control of audio file and you "see" your audio and can make fast edits directly on your sequencer track, but i am never sure when is the time to say the track is finished, i did this only once when i exported everything from one old track made in reason (when i was using it for production) then mixed in cubase it was a total difference in overall sound and loudness of the track, but took me about 3-4 hours to export everything properly
     
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  12. OfficialDAPT

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    This is awesome! thanks!
     
  13. Salvus

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    Fantastic find mate. Really usefull!