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Old 17th September 2011
  #31
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heh.

I've found a mix is done

a) when the deadline hits
b) when the next job comes in and you have to make room

I've a feeling this is how most feel!
Old 17th September 2011
  #32
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Just finished an album's tracking where we've been having to submix
A lot and it's been a while in the making so roughs have been quite mixed .
Finished tracking ,hurrah! Time to mix!
Band announce roughs sound great leave it as is .
Hmm ok
First time for me but maybe they're right


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Old 17th September 2011
  #33
Recently I found a way that works for me at the moment, I get all the tracks and songs to mix and start one after another, around 1hr for each one and then go to next one. That way I keep perspective and it`s easier for me to feel vibe of whole album. Also when I find something that fit more than one song (like some kind of processing of snare, or whatever) after one day of mixing I can put it wherever it needs to be. After a week I have first version of mix, then do revision which should be as final as possible at the second mix, third one is minor tweaks from band ... finish. Oh and it`s all ITB so it won`t work for OTB guys.
Old 17th September 2011
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Your ears don't lie if it sounds like you envisioned it would then leave it alone
Old 20th September 2011
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I should just take the ones I'm stuck on mixing, start from scratch.

On those, it's clear I'm either lacking a goal or can't reach that goal - but I think in reality, half the problem is the original composition (I'm trying to make things that don't sound phat sound phat with efx) as some of them were made up to 5 years ago when I didn't have nearly as much understanding of what I was doing.

One of the favorite 'mixes' I did recently, I thought, 'wouldn't this track sound cool if it was all ran thru guitar amps?' - 5 hours later everything was either thru a guitar amp sim, whole cabinet sim, or some type of distortion - and it sounded good. I think it's because I had a clear goal and sound I wanted to get, and managed to execute it.

Mebbe instead of trying to stick efx on channels to fix the sound of the original instruments (drums/bass) on some tracks I'll try doubling some sounds instead....
Old 20th September 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kontra152 View Post
Your ears don't lie if it sounds like you envisioned it would then leave it alone

Even after 8 hours mixing ! heh
Old 25th September 2011
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Old 31st October 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tdot View Post
I should just take the ones I'm stuck on mixing, start from scratch.

On those, it's clear I'm either lacking a goal or can't reach that goal - but I think in reality, half the problem is the original composition (I'm trying to make things that don't sound phat sound phat with efx) as some of them were made up to 5 years ago when I didn't have nearly as much understanding of what I was doing.

One of the favorite 'mixes' I did recently, I thought, 'wouldn't this track sound cool if it was all ran thru guitar amps?' - 5 hours later everything was either thru a guitar amp sim, whole cabinet sim, or some type of distortion - and it sounded good. I think it's because I had a clear goal and sound I wanted to get, and managed to execute it.

Mebbe instead of trying to stick efx on channels to fix the sound of the original instruments (drums/bass) on some tracks I'll try doubling some sounds instead....
Doubling works great I know this post is old but I double sometimes especially when I have a sample I want to use and I need just the lows or the highs I will double it up and eq the hell out if the one I need and compensate with the other to make it fatter or to give more presence to the sound
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