I use logic pro 7 and do the mix in their arrange window using all logics plugins. I have a UAD 1e DSP card but still i did not install it. I have a pair of Yamaha NS10M and a pair of Genelec 1030A and a 7060A genelec sub. During mix I use NS10M always. Its range is upto 60Hz for sub area and I guess you dont get that sub area through this monitors. But when I sometime check with the genelec and the sub, I get the sub area. But you know my room is not that treated, its a plain room with my all gears and an additional computer table. Please suggest me how to treat this room. I will not be able to change too much because its a rented apartment but I can try for something. I have lot of studio foam unsed. Basically I need a clean round sub area. As well as my kick drums does not sound good. I use 2 track for kick, one from logic rock kit or dance kit and another from Reason Redrum kick. I add low and a compressor in the reason one, as well as I use compressor in the logic one. Most of the time it gets harder rather than deep tight smooth sound.
Some time I use 2 track for snare, one is little EQed and other is EQed, compressed and distoted with a long reverb. and finally I fix the proportion of these 2 tracks.
My bass guitar (i use synth bass from logic) also gets kind of gloomy. EQ - I add +5 to 8 in the sub area for bass guitar, cut a little in mid section, boost a little(+5 to +10+) in 5k and 10k. For kick and bass, I dont cut the low, other than these I cut low (at 20hz) in most of my tracks to make a clearer lowend. I use high pass for some of the tracks.
Basically I try to follow most of the formulas to make it bigger but still I am not at all satisfied. Could you suggest any instructional DVD or anything.
Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by George Necola
can you hear the subbase area? if you can't hear it, or you have a bad treated room, you can't mix it.
where are you mixing? what kind of system?