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  • Mix a pop song – 8 – Equalisation and Processing The Main Parts

    As a summary of the above, and using the above-mentioned techniques, I’ll describe how you apply them to each track, along with other techniques such as compression. Firstly, for each instrument, see whether you need to do any “safety” EQ. By safety EQ I mean rolling off either or both of the top and bottom […]

  • Mix a pop song – 7g – Auto Mix Levelling

    Every mix engineer is familiar with the problem of individual parts of a mix suddenly “leaping out” on certain notes and “taking over” a mix. Modern mixing consoles provide automation to cope with this. But is this really the solution? If you’ve had much experience of this at all, then you will recognise that it […]

  • Mix a pop song – 7f – Creating Mix Room

    This is really something that came out of the “Tamla Motown” mixing scene, when people first realised that EQ was just as much a creative tool as a technical one. I’m not a big fan of this, even though I know that other people use it a lot. The idea behind “creating mix room” is […]

  • Mix a pop song – 7e – Distance Placement

    When it comes to distance placement (and the other two subtle effects in this article – creating mix room, and auto mix levelling) we are now getting into the realm of subtle equalisation that is rarely documented – but yet frequently used – by sound engineers. You may have tried to create positioning and distance […]

  • Mix a pop song – 7d – Bong, Boff, and Sizzle

    I’m so sorry – I couldn’t find a better title for this section – which is a great shame because it is actually critically important, so I’d better explain myself pretty quickly. I should point out that the previous section regarding “sound enhancement” by EQ, is really discussing the subject from the point of view […]