Working to reference tracks


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Working to reference tracks

So, when working towards a great sounding mix, why not start with another one that you know sounds great? A reference track provides a known quantity that helps eliminate some of the guesswork when balancing, EQing and leveling the track. So, some of the reasons that we might want to use a reference track, for example, are poor acoustics. So you want to find a reference mix in the same genre whose bass and frequency balance you're very familiar with and use that as your guide. So, if you think about your room and it lying to you as far as the frequency response. Using that known quantity of a reference track will help you sort of match the levels in your mix.

So, you want to start thinking about reference mixes before you start the mix stage and maybe have a few in mind. Now to bring in a reference track to Pro Tools is really easy. I'm just going to switch to the Edit Window and I'm going to come down here to My Finder and I'm just going to drag and drop from my Exercise ...

Working to reference tracks
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Working to reference tracks 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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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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