Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

Discussion in 'Production' started by miszt, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Ahh.....Indeed. I'll second that! And I'll also take this opportunity to thank Mr John Miszt here for bringing this to my attention in the past
     
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    Miszstzs; verily you are golden!
     
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    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Found this the other day. Deffo recommend! Nice one Miszt
     
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    can you find that kind of info on the web or in cheap magazines? was it worth the moneys?
     
  7. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    worth the money definitly, not because you cant find all the info on the web, but because its all layed out in a way where it instantly makes sense so that you can apply it to your own workspace, covers every aspect of mixing down from room-treatment to post production
     
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    i really didn't go much on this book at all. it helped me get my head around a few minor things but in total i found the book to be a total contradiction of itself
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    quite a statement that, care to expand on it?
     
  10. Arfeds

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    i dunno it just felt like the guy was basically saying the entire time "try this but if it sounds shit dont bother" the entire book to me was just a big statement saying trust your ears lol

    the section on monitoring however is something everyone should read
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    best advice anyone can give anyone about production imo

    i'd rather a book writer said 'if it sounds shit dont bother' than claim that a particular process was the only way to do something, (which would show a fair amount of inexperience in the writer), if you are looking for a set of rules to work by, you wont find them any where worth reading
     
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    yea thats given but then why read this book if it has no answers?

    admittedly there are some useful tips in there but as far as dnb production goes its not to good

    id expect for live music this book would be more suitable and the section on recording would be handy

    i really wouldn't recommend anyone buy this with dnb production in mind

    invest in some computer music back issues and trawl youtube for useful vids you will learn a hell of allot more

    that's my two pennies anyways everyone's opinions may differ but that's why this is a forum :)
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    if you are looking for presets to setup your mixdown, then yes, this book is useless

    imo this book works for all styles of music, i've used allot of its content in my own productions (dnb/dubstep/trance/pop/techno/classical/live), you dont need a dnb specific book on production to understand sound in a way which is useful for writing dnb
     
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    nice, wasnt being a cunt or nothing, just was interested if it were a worthwhile investment. your mixdowns arnt too bad so its got something going for you!

    but mixdowns are a very general area of productions, i dont think too many rules should be followed but its very important to keep a good gain structure in the mix. if it sounds good it is good to me ;)
     
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    just read the little free preview, looks very good indeed, will be buying
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    looks promising indeed... :)
     
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    I just bought it a few months back. It's really worth it and still find myself looking up some stuff in it. Although quiet a few examples are explained around multi miked recordings which doesn't relate too much to dnb. But still interesting too read ;)

    Would recommend it to anybody who wants to get serious about mixdowns no matter what genre.
     
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    Seems like a good read deffo.

    Another good one I can really recommend is "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" by Bobby Owsinski.

    I am actually in the process of writing an ebook on this topic as well. This will be written very much from a drum&bass producer's point of view obviously.
     
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    When are you aiming to have this finished mate?
     
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    I have only just started the process and only putting together the concept at the moment. I'm taking my time with it - want to make sure it's good.

    I'm writing another guide on DIY mastering which is about half way done now, so that one is gonna get done first.