For this mixcritmonday episode we’re changing things up and critiquing 3 of your mix submissions for this month’s Nail the Mix competition.
Wondering what it takes to have us pick your mix for our top 20? Pay attention, because we’re going to explain the attention to detail you should strive for. Also, it’s time we sat down and had a serious talk about whether you’re mixing for the song and artist or for yourself. This is info that will serve you well for all your mixes, not just Nail the Mix entries.
“When you have really good post production sounds you shouldn’t need anything more than a clipper and a limiter to get them to really cut through.” – Joel Wanasek
THIS WEEK, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
– What it takes to make A level mixes
– The importance of mixing for the artist, rather than yourself
– Understanding the competitive nature of radio
– Getting ambiences to gel in your mixes
– Mixing with genre in mind
– Making sure a song’s intro doesn’t eclipse the rest of the song
– Balancing guitar tracks
– Making electronics work in your mixes
– Properly using eq automation to create consistency
– And much, much more
Thanks for listening!
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