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Where can I learn to Mix and master well.
Old 13th October 2013
  #1
Gear Nut
 

Where can I learn to Mix and master well.

I'm an aspiring rapper and I am all new to this. I really want to be guided since I am really clueless about this stuff.

I have a Shure SM57/58
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
and a pair of Pioneer Monitors
A decent computer to do enough mixing/mastering


Thats all I really have right now.
I record my vocals on Sm58 and thats all i can afford right now. I will also be using my Sm58 for live performances.

But my question is can anyone link me to a guide to mixing and mastering songs.
and how to make the best use of my equipment.

Thanks
Old 13th October 2013
  #2
Here for the gear
 

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Originally Posted by YoungSingh View Post
I'm an aspiring rapper and I am all new to this. I really want to be guided since I am really clueless about this stuff.

I have a Shure SM57/58
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
and a pair of Pioneer Monitors
A decent computer to do enough mixing/mastering


Thats all I really have right now.
I record my vocals on Sm58 and thats all i can afford right now. I will also be using my Sm58 for live performances.

But my question is can anyone link me to a guide to mixing and mastering songs.
and how to make the best use of my equipment.

Thanks
I'm in the same boat as you in terms of just starting out.....but these are two books that have proven useful....

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio: Mike Senior: 9780240815800: Amazon.com: Books

Mixing Audio 2e: Roey Izhaki: 9780240522227: Amazon.com: Books

This one's good also...

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Engineer...ef=pd_sim_b_27
Old 13th October 2013
  #3
Lives for gear
 

concentrate on mixing. even though in the daw age new cats have conflated mixing/mastering but mastering is a totally different process.

Invest in yourself. Rent some time at a local studio with an experienced engineer, ask questions, and pay attention.

An 8hr Hands on experience like that will teach you more than toiling around on forums and reading books for a year. A doctor doesn't teach himself how to operate by reading forums.
Old 13th October 2013
  #4
Ian Shepherd - Mastering Engineer and Producer
Learn Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and more - Training and Tutorial Videos
pureMix.net | Online Video Tutorials - Mixing, Recording, Mastering and Producing Music

Those are the three I have used as resources recently.

Books are good too. I like:
Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior
The Recording Engineers Handbook
Sound FX: unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects
The Audio Expert: Everything you need to know about audio
Mixing Audio by Roey Izhaki
The Audio Mastering Handbook
Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science

There is no real "one guide" in my opinion. You learn by absorbing the information shared by others in these books and rounding that out through your own personal experience. Good luck!
Old 13th October 2013
  #5
Gear Nut
 

What kind of DAWS and plug would you recommend for a beginner like me? I currently use Adobe Audition 6
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