Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Mix room acoustics, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
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Setting up a good listening position, a listening environment and monitor …placement is really important. You can see here, we've got our main …monitors all of our monitors, a few feet away from the back wall there. …I've gone into people's studios and seen the speakers pressed up against the …walls, this creates like a low end bump, like it's reflecting sound. …Low end sound, off the back of the speaker, out the back of the speaker and …back towards the listener. Showing up out of phase in a listening position. …Now, the second thing to think about, skew the speakers in a little bit like …this, and set up an equilateral triangle. You want your head to be about as far …away from the speakers as they are from each other, so you have a triangle going …right here, center of the speaker, your ears.…
You want to set up a nice spot like that, that ensures that the speakers are …arriving at your ears at the same time, which of course means they're going to be …in phase. The next thing to be aware of, is your …
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- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more