Setting up a session for mixing


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Setting up a session for mixing

A mix is the combination of the recorded tracks in a session reduced to two tracks for stereo playback or to six to eight tracks for surround sound playback. The goal of any mix is to create a total sound that helps support the purpose of the song, putting the listener into an appealing acoustical space by adjusting the volume levels panning, EQ and effects of individual sounds in a creative and appealing way, while giving each element in the mix its own place in the complete soundscape.

Before starting a mix, I recommend listening to some reference mixes. Listen to mixes that you know very well. Most professional mixers have several CDs of music that they know intimately and they reference these from time to time when mixing. In fact, I recommend importing the reference mix tracks into a Pro Tools session or into your mix directly. Check out the videos about importing audio to learn how to do this. Second, I recommend choosing some songs that sound similar to your current project or tha...

Setting up a session for mixing
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Setting up a session for mixing provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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