Techniques for making your mix 'grow' for that special hook!
- [Voiceover] So, one of the requests…you'll get from clients if you embark on this mixing career,…is inevitably be, "Oh man, I want the chorus to pop more…"than it does."…And if you already think that the chorus pops fine,…you've gotta figure out how to make that happen.…Mixing is like a house of cards.…If you make the chorus pop more,…perhaps you're going to go over the limit for your levels…at the master fader,…or kinda over drive your tape machine.…There's many different problems arising…from just the desire to make it louder…or to make it brighter…or any of the kinda things you could do extemporaneously.…
One of the things I'd like you to consider doing…is removing some of the volume elements…from the section before the chorus.…That's a trick I use all the time.…And it might be like,…you lower the bass drum a little bit…just during the prechorus.…So, for instance, here, I've undone some of these moves…so I can do them over again for you.…There's volume.…That move, I left.…But what I did,…is during the verses here.…
- 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
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m Intermediate
Mixing Techniques for Pop Music Part 1with Brian Malouf3h 19m Intermediate
1. Effects and Ambience
2. Auxiliary and Master Bussing
3. Variables: Finding Your Own Way
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