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The most common mistake in a mix down.


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#1 OFFLINE   RICHIE

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

The most common mistake in a mix down:

Letting music overpower the beats in frequencies where the beats should be working.

Aside from Drum and bass, some garage and bass music, the lowest part of a mix will probably be where the kick settles down. If that frequency is not low enough and a bass sound goes under it (frequency wise) and is as loud or louder, the kick sounds weak (thats a kick drum lead track idea).

At the top end, if your hi hat, or ride or whatever is meant to make the framework of your beats at the top end is overtaken by a trance lead, how are you going to hear the hats. It doesnt make the trance lead sound good, it makes the track lose energy.

For references of these things listen to good trance productions.

For working it out on your mix, get focussed...
Go to the master output, stick a low pass filter on, filter the track down.. now you are listening to the bottom end only. Make sure the kick is leading the bass.

Take that low pass off, get a high pass on, now listen to the top of the track- does the crash sit 3db above other hats, are the hats and ride balanced, are the riffs overtaking the hats.. are the riffs CLOSE ENOUGH to the hats (wtihout swamping them).

Wow, your drums are punchy, yes, in the right frequencies they are a framework which the music must never overtake. Understand, learn and put this into practice and your mixes are in a good place. Following this, make efficiencies by making small things smaller to leave the big things big!

 
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