Easy Mixing Advice: Struggling with Legato

One reason many MIDI compositions don’t sound convincing is legato. If the notes, especially violin phrases, do not sound connected, even casual listeners will know immediately. This is especially the case with strings, but of course all instruments deserve convincing legato. I’m far from getting it 100% right, but I have discovered some aspects that… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Struggling with Legato

Easy Mixing Advice: Use Pre-Defined EQ Settings

If you’re like me then you are reluctant to use pre-defined settings, knowing that each situation requires specific treatment. That’s true, but if you’re just starting out using EQ and not really well versed, you might do your composition more harm than good. One possible way to go is: Look at the pre-defined settings and… Continue reading Easy Mixing Advice: Use Pre-Defined EQ Settings

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