Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing


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Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing

When I think about mixing a multi-track arrangement, I like to use the analogy of a busy multilane freeway. The tracks are like the lanes. In the song we will mix in this video, we have 22 tracks and when we mix, these lanes have to merge into two, the left and right outputs of our stereo mix. It's our job, as the Mixing Engineer, to direct this traffic. It's not an easy task. Things we need to watch out for are bottlenecking due to competing levels and competing frequencies, and we have to do this all in a way that sounds like music. Luckily, with Logic, we don't have to do this alone.

We have some indispensable tools at our disposal to help direct sonic traffic. Here is a song we are going to mix. It's called Nathaniel. It has 22 tracks. Let's take a look at the Mix window, Command+2. You can see it's got a lot of tracks in it. I like to break up the mixing process into five distinct modes of operation, not necessarily done in this order. We have Volume level, Panning...

Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing
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Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Logic Pro
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