It is a good idea to aim to have the bulk of your sub-bass and bassdrum one octave apart from each other. [Read more…] about Tune Your Bass Sounds
Inspect the effect of your favourite EQs have on the sound using a spectrum analyzer. It is easy to get tricked by the curve that you see on the interface of the EQ. Sometimes it’s not an accurate description of what is really going on. [Read more…] about Inspect the Real Performance of Your EQ
When mixing a track, go through every single track and sound. Inspect them using a spectrum analyzer.
Many times you will discover unnecessary low end (0-80hz) hum and rumble in pads, vocals, effects, etc. Clean that up!
[Read more…] about Clean the Low End of the Mix
In the first part of this article we went through four common problems that keep occuring in mixdowns and discussed the solutions to tackle them.
1. THE LOW END CLASH
2. TOO MUCH BASS
3. THE MIXDOWN IS HEAVILY COMPRESSED/LIMITED
4. CLICKS/POPS/ERRORS IN THE MIXDOWN
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of features we have in modern music production software and lose sight of the basics. Here’s a lowdown on some of the most common problems with mixdowns I receive for mastering and tips on how to avoid them.
Make recognizing and avoiding these basic mistakes a part of your routine. Please bear in mind – while this advice is quite universal, it’s written with drum and bass and dubstep music in mind. [Read more…] about Mixing: How To Tackle Common Problems – part 1