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Old 16th July 2019
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by Bushman View Post
Interesting thought... I think you are playing the uke at a level where the direct sound is slightly above your threshold of hearing, and the reflected room sound is below a level you can hear directly, especially as it is masked by the direct sound of the uke. But room effects are not limited to audible reflections (delayed return) or reverb. Destructive nulls, for example, are impossible to hear directly because they create an absence of sound at various frequencies. In doing that, they change the sound of the instrument in the room, but in a very sneaky way. They do the same to music playback.
I suppose reference tracks are the way to go. The only place that I feel confident about mixing in is my car. Headphones are the worst no matter how much I spend on them. For some reason I can't hear the balance until I check the mix in my car.