Mixdown Tutorials

Discussion in 'Production' started by miszt, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    We've come up with an idea that might be useful/interesting to you guys

    The idea is, we will pick 1 track a month from the "new talent" section, and shoot a video showing the process of tweeking the mix in our studio, along with some tips and info about what we do and how

    This is open to all users no matter what your experience level, at the end of it, you will get a mixed down and mastered track (for you only), aswell as a video for everyone to watch, which will hopefully be interesting to watch :)

    First video is planned for about a months time (~10th oct)

    If you are interest in having your track considered, drop an email over to mixtutorials_at_subsymmetry_dot_com with a link to the new talent forum post

    Format should be 24bit 96khz WAV

    You will need to bounce your track down to a max of 9 audio files (as this is free we cant offer huge mixdowns)

    Recommended channel list:

    1: Sub (Mono)
    2: Kick (Mono)
    3: Snare (Mono)
    4: Percussion (Stereo or Mono)
    5: Mid-Bass (Stereo or Mono)
    6: Synth/Leads (Stereo or Mono)
    7: Pads/non-lead synths (Stereo or Mono)
    8: FX/Samples/other sounds (Stereo or Mono)
    9: Vocals (Stereo or Mono)


    It would be best if your track is completely finished, as that would mean you end up with a mastered track at the end, but if you are stuck on a mixdown and could do with some detailed help, then feel free to submit it any way :)

    Thoughts welcome!

    we will let you know how to get the files to us, please do not send files by email or we transfer, they will be ignored/deleted!

    please don't send more than one email, you'll go to the back of the que!
     
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  2. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Shit yes!!!!
    This is awesome! This is a chance for all of us to see how to take up our skills up a level.
    Any chance I could throw my hat into the ring. You have the stems already to one of my tracks Everybody Fly, that I could never nail down. I know I would personally be grateful to see and hear the difference between my mix downs and professional mix downs.
     
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  3. Solace

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    Oh yea that'll be quite interesting :D
    Probably won't be any of my tracks since I'm or not putting them up, or I'm nagging all the labels with them. But I'm def interested in these little tutorial vids! Big ups for doing this!
     
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  4. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    at the moment we are going to pick one particular topic per video, for eg EQ, dynamics, stereo space, levels, etc, and choose a track based on that topic (although each video will cover all of those topics a bit aswell, but more focus on one of them)...its not set in stone yet, but we'll leave the submissions open for now - I'll def get your track mixed either way man, now my health is back and our studios built I've got lots of catching up to do for ppl!
     
  5. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    I would still try, a Mistz mix would increase your chance of a signing.
     
  6. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    I think I'll set the deadline for submissions to the 28th of September, to give me time to go thru them and then shoot the video - drop your new talent thread links to mixtutorials@subsymmetry.com asap :)
     
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  7. Derelicts Of Tomorrow

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    Sounds dope! Where is the New Talent section located as I cannot seem to find it? I'd like to post some music there if I may...
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    its a sub-forum inside this one (the production forum) :)
     
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    found it... tune uploaded and link emailed bruh :2thumbs:
     
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  10. ManuForti

    ManuForti Detached Audio

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    Great idea Miszt good reason to be more active in the new talent section for me!
     
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  11. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    1 week till the cut off for this months submissions...get ur links over asap :) i'll post up the next day (29th) which one I've picked, and email the person to arrange getting their stems
     
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    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    I am so stoked for this!!!!
     
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    Good on you, great idea (y)
     
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  14. miszt

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    2 Tracks picked for the first of our mixdown insights videos, from IV4 and Derelicts of Tomorrow - video will be online on the 14th of October, stay tuned :)

    Submissions are open for Decembers video now, submission deadline is the 28th of November (decided to do this bi-monthly to start with as things are a bit busy in the studio)


    We are looking at a live streaming version of this aswell with Q&A, not sure if it will happen in time for Octobers video as there are allot of things to consider for a live "broadcast", but we'll see - I guess that later evening, around 8PM GMT, would probably be the best time for most people, but would like to hear from you guys if its something you'd be interested in
     
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    Big ups Miszt, and congrats to you also IV4 :2thumbs:
     
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  17. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    sweet, wish i'd popped my head into this thread earlier, i've got a bunch of stuff i need mixdown help with. maybe next month i'll submit some. Cheers for doing this (y) looking forward to the video(s)!
     
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  18. miszt

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    go for it! the next one will probably be in December, as we're pretty busy, but we'll see how it goes
     
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    Looking forward to this!
     
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