Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic mixing, part of iPad Music Production: Auria.
In this movie I want to talk about some basic concepts to understand when mixing your song.…Mixing involves adjusting the levels and effects of each individual tracks so they all combine…or mix into a single audio file that sounds full, balanced, and well arranged,…kind of like a finished song.…A good first step is to make sure each track sounds the way that you wanted to sound both…on its own and in context.…You might want to solo each track and listen for any strange or unexpected sounds you might…have not heard when the tracks were all playing together.…Now before I begin, I'm going to move all of my Faders down to about -5 or -10dB so that…I have somewhere to go while mixing.…
Leaving yourself some headroom is always a good idea, especially in the digital domain…where tape hiss is a non-issue, and it'll help you avoid clipping your master out.…I am also going to reset my Pans, they are currently set the way they were during recording…and just by double tapping them I can send them back to the center position, and just…
This course will be updated regularly as new features are added to Auria, so check back often. Working with a different app? Check out other installments in this series, including iPad Music Production: GarageBand and iPad Music Production: AmpliTube.
- Creating a new project
- Importing audio
- Using external audio inputs
- Recording tracks
- Using Auto-Punch
- Overdubbing a track
- Trimming regions and adding fades
- Using auxiliaries
- Using automation
- Creating snapshots
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 7/19/2013. What changed?
A: We added new videos, and re-recorded some other ones, to reflect changes to Auria, including time stretching and the ability to take snapshots of your mixes. We also included information on how to deal with anticipated updates to Auria and make sure our training is always up to date.
Audio Foundations: EQ and Filterswith Brian Lee White2h 28m Intermediate
iPad Music Production: AmpliTubewith Garrick Chow1h 46m Beginner
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