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Eggsmack 28th August 2016 03:14 PM

ENERGY!
 
Mark, thanks so much for doing this!

I love how all of the songs you've mixed seem to have a great, driving energy that jumps out of the speakers. Could you share any thoughts on how you coax that energy out of your mixes? What about your mixing method do you think helps achieve this the most?

Thanks!

Mark Needham 31st August 2016 06:18 PM

ENERGY!
 
I'm not sure if I'm just pissed of all of the time or if I drink way to much Tejava!
I really just try to dig in to those little parts that I feel bring energy to the track and bring them out with either compression, EQ or distortion or a combo of those. Also I try to get as much dynamics from section to section while also dealing with the constraints of modern "elevated levels".