Understanding the characteristics of a great mix


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Understanding the characteristics of a great mix

While something as subjective as mixing is never going to have a set of hard and fast rules or a list of traits that make a mix pass or fail, there are some common elements that most mixers agree on discussing the components of a great sounding mix. First and foremost, the mix exists to serve the song. The goal being to help guide the listener though the important elements of this song. Now, you need to remember that most people hear music as a solid block of sound with a vocal and don't spend a lot of time differentiating each element and instrument.

Now don't let anyone tell you what is or what isn't important but in a pop idiom, it is generally the vocal and that's the element that will resonate most with the bulk of listeners. You've got to understand that it is easy to lose perspective as a producer, the arranger or the songwriter, and so keep that in mind, keep in mind how the average listener is going to absorb your tune. In more concrete terms, what I'm tal...

Understanding the characteristics of a great mix
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Understanding the characteristics of a great mix provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

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