Originally Posted by The Aristocrat
I have another question if you guys don't mind.
If for example I would like to learn about these things more in depth, not only phase cancellations but the mixing aspect in all. Naturally a lot of it is going to depend on experimentation and personal tastes but it just seems like there is so much I don't know when it comes to the mix process, like this process of self education is more of a discovery of my own ignorance in the grand scheme of things. Is there anything I could spend expensive time reading like say the process of a few yeasr or so that would bring me up to speed. I find myself merely doing things like EQing, balancing adding reverb and other minor things even though I am a musician and composer by trade. Then I come to this thread to learn some things only to find that I am not even viewing the tip of the iceberg that is on the tip of the other iceberg. All suggestions are welcome. Schools, places to start anything at all.
Thanks in advance really trying to advance so I can at least understand most of what is going on.
Well firstly, I'll recommend NOT going to a school. (they tend to be a waste of money, and are not generally well respected in the industry, with exceptions) But you do need to get experience somewhere, be it on your own stuff or someone else's studio.
And to everyone who disagrees with the above, I understand that YMMV
There are a few good books, but I can't remember any names off the top of my head. There are also a few good videos on youtube, or even product demo videos of plugins sometimes have good info.
For the technical stuff, even gearslutz can be worthwhile, assuming you are able to sift out the good information.
Or if you have some money you could go to this: http://www.mixwiththemasters.com/HOME.html