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Old 15th April 2007
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Depth In A Mix???


When most of us mix, we generally think in terms of left to right (panning) and top to bottom (frequency spectrum). It seems that i tend to forget one of the most important aspects of a mix: Front to back (or depth). How do you as an engineer achieve good depth? I know that reverb is used to achieve this depth, but i want to stay away from that for this question. Are there certain ways that you would eq a snare or a guitar to make it sit back in the mix but still have good intelligibility and sonic character? Can compression be used?? What are some of your tricks??

This seems to be one of the hardest things to achieve in a mix.

Any thoughts are welcomed.