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Low end buildup?
Old 21st August 2007
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Low end buildup?

I've heard it referred to quite a few times and have heard it attributed to the use of cardioids even more. How do you figure out where it is happening and how do you combat/fix it?
Old 21st August 2007
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... and have heard it attributed to the use of cardioids even more. How do you figure out where it is happening and how do you combat/fix it?
The combination of close micing and the proximity effect of directional mics is a big factor. The close up' picture can be big, intimate, etc- a good thing. But it can be balanced with low filtering (or other mic choice) in some places -stays big, or upfront, but controlled low end-, and a mix of things with some distance on them on other tracks, = added depth and no low build up on those.
From about 100 or so down, ask 'Who owns the bottom? Do I want a pursusive low end, melodic, somewhere inbetween? From the bottom up to upper bass/low mid, who's 'big? How many fit/get to stay big?
Old 21st August 2007
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The combination of close micing and the proximity effect of directional mics is a big factor. The close up' picture can be big, intimate, etc- a good thing. But it can be balanced with low filtering (or other mic choice) in some places -stays big, or upfront, but controlled low end-, and a mix of things with some distance on them on other tracks, = added depth and no low build up on those.
From about 100 or so down, ask 'Who owns the bottom? Do I want a pursusive low end, melodic, somewhere inbetween? From the bottom up to upper bass/low mid, who's 'big? How many fit/get to stay big?
Thanks.
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I had very cloudy mixes and didn't understand why until I started mixing wtih a sub. Now my low end is TIGHT!
Junk
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I had very cloudy mixes and didn't understand why until I started mixing wtih a sub. Now my low end is TIGHT!
Junk
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Old 21st August 2007
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Small boxy tracking rooms, ie, bedrooms, living rooms,etc can add to bass buildup as well. Some bass trapping in the cornors can help.
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