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questions about your mixing approach
Old 15th March 2013
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questions about your mixing approach

HI Michael, Its so great to be able to do this! I have a few questions is about how you approach mixing.

WHat are some of the tools that you "must have" with you to perform a mix with out feeling under equipped?

Also, as a mixer, what was the biggest "aha!" moment, moment of discovery or 'game changing moment' for you?
Old 16th March 2013
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Michael Beinhorn
 
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I have never considered myself a mixer and have only mixed solo a few times. When I mixed "4th of July" (which was kind of sprung on me), I was in a studio with a bunch of effects and no comprehension of SSL automation. I wound up using nearly everything in the room and had the assistant tutor me with the SSL.

Generally speaking, I like to work with someone who can operate the console, but if I'm alone then just having an SSL is fine. I don't like to use a lot of outboard gear because when I've recorded something, most of the effects have been printed (except vocal ambience/delays). Since budgets are tight and a lot recordings are being done in/mixed in a DAW, I generally stay there. My experience has been that stuff sourced to and monitored exclusively from digital doesn't work well when converted into analog- therefore, I get things to my liking when recording. Of course, I'm open to possible exceptions to this.

As far as "aha" moments in mixing- that usually comes when the mix is over. I like the process but I enjoy making the mess more than I do tidying it up.
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