Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Perfect Mix: Part 13: Vocals

Yesterday was more of an “overview” of vocals in a mix.  I gave a sense of where the vocals should sit in a mix and how important they are to the overall sound.  Also, remembering that the vocals is what … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mix: Part 12: Vocals

Ok, we’re on the home stretch now with “The Perfect Mix” series.  Now we can start mixing the vocals.  This section is going to take a few days to discuss since the vocals are such a huge important part of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Conferences

I’m taking a break from the “Perfect Mix” series for today.  I want to discuss the importance of educating ourselves.  None of us are perfect, that is evident, and none of us are the best sound people in the world … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mix: Part 11: Keys/Synth

So, now that we’ve got the drums, bass and guitars all mixed in, lets add some keys.  Next question, what do you define as keys?  Piano? Synth? Pads? Strings?  There are lots of names for what is often one instrument … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mix: Part 10: Mixing the Acoustic Guitar

On the last post we talked about getting the acoustic guitar EQ’d and even put some compression on it.  Now we ask the question, where does it sit in the mix?  We already have the drums, bass and electric guitar(s) … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mix: Part 9: The Acoustic Guitar

Well we’re on our way with putting a good mix together.  We’ve got our drums, bass and electric guitar(s) all mixed in, now lets add the acoustic guitar to that mix. The first decision with the acoustic guitar is, mic … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mix: Part 8: Electric Guitar (again)

Yesterday we talked about EQing the electric and also a bit about compressing and gating it.  Now where does the electric guitar sit in the mix?  If you’ve been reading this whole series of articles, you might know how I’m … Continue reading

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