The Quick Mix

I thought this would be an excellent article to kick off the blog.

http://www.homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=51645

Creating a “quick mix” is a very helpful thing to do before even thinking about the final mix. Nice balance between the instruments and the vocals, and some EQ, compression and reverb if necessary. This is a great way to come up with something to show your client as a preview. Also, if you’ve already starting working on the final mix, but something just isn’t right, this method serves as an excellent start-over approach.

quotemark.gifIt wasn’t what I’d call a finished mix, but it was decent and provided me with a model to listen to as I got familiar with the sound of the tracks. It’s a valuable to skill to have, especially when you don’t have time for diving into a complete mix—those times when you want something to hear in the car or a demo to give to a client for review, etc.
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enjoy.

_chris

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2 Responses to “The Quick Mix”

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  2. Ignantz J. Toliver Says:

    I do this frequently. I play all instruments myself so as I am tracking and adding new instruments, it is very helpful to get a picture of where the new tracks will sit. It also helps with the “icing on the cake” type of accompaniments, like tambourine or shakers.

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