mixing question

Dj Dirty Pimp

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Hey just curious how most people here like to work.

Do you do all your mixing as you go along, or do you like to get everything down quick and worry about mixing at the end?
 

rysk

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i mix as i go.

just adding shit in willy nilly and then worrying about the mix when it's done is just asking for trouble.

saying that, i've never actually finished a tune soo....
 

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yeah i usually mix as i go, just gives me a better image of what the tune is gonna sound like

probably interferes with my creative flow but its just how i learned to do it
 

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Definitely mix as i go. Usually have a day or two on something else then go back in and do a final mixdown.
 

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If you're doing your own sound design, eqing stuff to make it fit, placing things in the stereo field, side-chaining etc etc, I think by default we all mix as we go to an extent, whether we realise it or not.
 

dfault

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I have a hard time defining when I'm "mixing" and when I'm just working. I sometimes have a stage at the end where I'm not changing anything from a creative standpoint and just working on sound quality. I guess I tend to do it as I go but it depends on how things flow. Sometimes I'll come up with a bunch of ideas and then do some mixing/maintenance/organization stuff for a little bit then go back to coming up with ideas.
 

scrubbly

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I like to separate the creative process and the technical process, so I will mix as I go but only to a certain extent as to not slow the creative juices :)
 

Dark Lizardro

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If by mixing "on the go" is meant to be lowering the db levels of the instruments, so it didn't clip while arranging the song, then yes, I do my mixing "on the go". But, after I finish what I call "creative part" of the song, I just mute all the instruments, and start leveling the db of them all again, comparing to the kick I'm using.
 

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#12
Hey Krispy's hit thirty! Must be sad times eh...especially for someone as reliant on their looks as you are...how are you coping??
 
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