Knowing when your mix is done
- [Voiceover] So why do people hire mixers?…Well, they wanna tell them when their song is finished,…they wanna know that everything that could be done was done.…You know, they want to hear something that's not just…technically proficient or technically acceptable,…or even technically excellent.…They figure that's part of the job…and it comes along with a no-extras kind of attitude.…But what they really want as an extra…is something they didn't know was in their track…in the first place.…Some highlight that they'd forgotten about,…or some groove that makes them…not able to sit still.…
And when you get that, when you've found all…or some of those elements in the song and…you yourself sorta can't sit still when it's playing,…I think that's a pretty good indicator…of when the mix is finished.…When I was an executive, I had the privilege…of hiring some of my favorite mixers to work for me.…And one of those guys was a guy called Mike Shipley,…rest his soul.…I loved Mike, he even actually lived in my…neighborhood once I moved back to Los Angeles years later.…
- Choosing the right reverb
- Adding digital delay
- Tuning your mix
- Phase shifting and flanging
- Increasing drum power and presence
- Driving home the groove with acoustic guitars
- Adding sheer volume to your mix
- Affecting the effects
- Making the chorus "pop"
- Knowing when your mix is done
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Effects and Ambience
2. Auxiliary and Master Bussing
3. Variables: Finding Your Own Way
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