Common Mixing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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SYBRIX
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30 Mar 2017

pushedbutton wrote:Decaffeinated Instant Coffee.
Do not drink this stuff and expect a decent mix. The caffeine intake to piss break ratio makes for a very ineffective work flow and you will still be left needing a decent cuppa.
lmfao :lol:
seriously tho


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04 Jun 2017

And suddenly my relaxing day off is filled with things to revisit and work on. Thanks Selig.

Lol this is great info. I'll be rereading it a few times.
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04 Jun 2017

GeiddE wrote:Worth a second or third read IMHO
Great stuff
Thanks a Million
Definitely :thumbs_up: It's an awesome topic

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04 Jun 2017

The title makes me think he it could the next Harry Potter world installment :puf_smile:
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joeyluck wrote:The title makes me think he it could the next Harry Potter world installment :puf_smile:
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Ha!!!
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04 Jun 2017

oh man.. i'm guilty of all this stuff. i'm sure i'll learn one day!

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08 Jan 2018

EDIT: Question deleted. I've identified the blunder which made the overall volume of my mix very low (bad EQ settings on drums).

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18 Jan 2018

Good stuff, how do you feel about mixing/mastering with headphones rather than monitors?

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03 Sep 2018

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There is an insert illustration from McCartney's 'Press to Play' album showing pre-mix panning ideas. I don't know if this will be helpful with regards to panning suggestions or not but it does present a cool visual. Most of these mix positions in the illustration are accurate on the finished tracks of the album. Not one of McCartney's best albums but it sounds very good.

Hopefully you can zoom the attachment.

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03 Sep 2018

“I always like to start my mixing day by listening to some records I know and love — ideally in the musical style I will be working in — in the seat I will be sitting in to mix, and over the same D/A converter,” says Doell.

I think this is an excellent point.

Along with all the others.
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03 Sep 2018

splangie wrote:
03 Sep 2018
“I always like to start my mixing day by listening to some records I know and love — ideally in the musical style I will be working in — in the seat I will be sitting in to mix, and over the same D/A converter,” says Doell.

I think this is an excellent point.

Along with all the others.
Yeah, I could follow up until the point where "D/A converter" was the end of the sentence - what companies brochure was that from? ;)

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normen wrote:
splangie wrote:
03 Sep 2018
“I always like to start my mixing day by listening to some records I know and love — ideally in the musical style I will be working in — in the seat I will be sitting in to mix, and over the same D/A converter,” says Doell.

I think this is an excellent point.

Along with all the others.
Yeah, I could follow up until the point where "D/A converter" was the end of the sentence - what companies brochure was that from? ;)
I don’t even think it’s necessary to sit in the same seat or listen to music with the same style.
And how the heck CAN you listen NOT on the same D/A, assuming you’re in the listening position in the mix room… (nice comment, Normen!)


What IS important to me is to listen to music I think sounds good, and sometimes I intentionally listen “ambiently” (not directly) as I’m setting up other parts of the studio.

But I agree with the “listening” and to the “records I know and love” parts…



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