Easy Mixing Advice: Mind the low end and the high end

I told you these tipps were going to be very basic and this one is particularly obvious, but perhaps not for everybody: Not every thing you do wrong at the mixing stage will actually hurt your mix badly. Professionals will surely recognize deficiencies and many a decision might be a matter of taste (good or… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Mind the low end and the high end

Easy Mixing Advice: Fix the “Trouble Range”

One of the main issues with mixes based on samples and convolution reverb is a lack of definition and/or muddiness. I will not say it’s necessary for every mix, but chances are you can improve yours by reducing two frequency ranges: Place a -3 dB marker at 250 Hz and one at 500 Hz (Q=1)… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Fix the “Trouble Range”

Easy Mixing Advice: Mix in MIDI

This is probably the most important advice I will ever give you: Don’t rely on mixing audio, get it right in MIDI first. It’s hard to admit, because your composition is so well-crafted and sounds so good already and you like it and you are used to listening to it on your headphones that you… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Mix in MIDI

Easy Mixing Advice: First EQ then Reverb

It took me surprisingly long to realize that reverb not only puts early reflections and reverb tail onto your material, but actually alters the sound as a whole! You might have known that already, but I was thinking for a long time that a good reverb is supposed to leave the original sound as “untouched”… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: First EQ then Reverb

Easy Mixing Advice: Introduction & Distrust What You Hear

This new blog series is for you, if you’re a sample composer of orchestral works who (as I do) wants to compose and not spend your time mixing and mastering. If you haven’t got the budget for a studio or an engineer, you might find this upcoming series of blogposts useful. It took me years… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Introduction & Distrust What You Hear