Originally Posted by denne
What is your scenario when you start a mix? All faders down - all faders up? Is there any specific order of instruments, coulours, elements that you follow while building up the mix? I know the "no rules"-rule but: What's the typical swedien way of approaching a mix?
thanks a ton
Here's is what I call "Music Mixing - The Short Story"....
I’ve always felt that music mixing is, in reality, an extension of arranging. I think that gut reactions translated to music recordings are the most believable. Therefore, it follows that music mixing has to be entirely instinctive and intuitive. To be working on a piece of music, and then having to stop the creative flow, to think through a technical function, is absolutely impossible for me.
The comprehensive strength of a powerful automation system enhances my creative energy by providing new working options.
One of the features I always look for in any desk is if it has the capacity to free my creative process. I'm much more impressed by being able to put myself and my imagination into the music, than I am about any specific technical feature on the desk itself.
Beyond the technology and the studio environment, is the love of music itself that defines my approach to my projects. I think music is really the only true magic in life. If I can't put my imagination into the music and create a sound field that exists first in my mind, and is not necessarily pre-thought, I will most definitely have a difficult time with a project. If the technology gets in the way of my imagination, I get very quickly bored and I’ll frequently start yawning. For me, as you can see, reacting to the sound of the music is enormously important.
Of course, that's the SHORT STORY....