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translating to other systems
Old 3rd September 2011
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translating to other systems

I feel like if I put time and effort into a mix I can get the general balance of levels to translate pretty well for the most part, or at least the important parts can be heard... but I have a harder time getting the tones I'm hearing to come through on other systems. I know part of it is a result of imperfect monitoring, but does anyone have any tips for addressing this issue in the mix?
Old 3rd September 2011
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I feel like if I put time and effort into a mix I can get the general balance of levels to translate pretty well for the most part, or at least the important parts can be heard... but I have a harder time getting the tones I'm hearing to come through on other systems. I know part of it is a result of imperfect monitoring, but does anyone have any tips for addressing this issue in the mix?
No, you understand the crux of the issue... the monitoring system. The trick is that there is no way to account for the thousands of different less than perfect systems out there. You can buy 12 different cheap monitor systems and try to cobble together some mix in between them all that you can't hear but you hope will work; or you can put together the best monitor system within your budget, one that gets you as close to the truth as possible, and know that this is as good as you can get.
Old 3rd September 2011
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... but I have a harder time getting the tones I'm hearing to come through on other systems. I know part of it is a result of imperfect monitoring, but does anyone have any tips for addressing this issue in the mix?
Look at it like examples of what happens to the mix in those.. many varying likely rather odd (sometimes bizarre) tone' conditions, and how well does it fare -vs other genre refs.
I know interesting things can pop out hearing it with those odd bumps, smiley curves what have you.
Sometimes an interesting exorcize is comparing a commercial ref on the LowFi' and asking why did it survive, mine didn't?
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