How to mix orchestration in metal

Just say no to aggressive HPF!

Orchestral parts can add a lot of dynamics, character and interest to metal songs, but because most of us are unfamiliar with how to approach them, they often end up treated as an afterthought in the mixing process (and, let’s be honest, sounding like poo-poo).

But we hope to change that in this Fast Track, where Jacob Hansen (Epica, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse) shows his approach to mixing orchestration the RIGHT way!

The key to this approach is in two simple things: starting with the right arrangement, and preserving as much of the orchestrationā€™s sonic character as possible (rather than aggressively high passing it as many people do).

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