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And we`re all one big family here

And we`re all one big family here but starting out the whole new series 'From mixing tips series...' I would like to know how many of you mix/master your own music? What do you struggle the most with? Although there's no such a thing as never or always in mixing... It all depends on both the source material and the song itself but we might encouter some common problems... What are they?

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Adrian Howard
Adrian Howard
17 de mai. de 2022

https://www.uhive.com/m/919244063710

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dave.larder
dave.larder
12 de abr. de 2022

I don't have anything to do with the recording for Whiffing The Peaches, but I am responsible for releasing their tracks and sharing on Social Media.


I use the Mastering app on Soundcloud to finalise the sound. This can be downloaded and the mastered tracks shared elsewhere. With .wav files it's very good.


This is the video for WTP latest track "Blame" on YuTube, using the audio mastered on Soundcloud.



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lumicstudiomix
lumicstudiomix
12 de abr. de 2022
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Thanks Dave for sharing your eexperience. Well, what can I say... AI based mastering apps vs experienced audio engineer...


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Ben Blackett
Ben Blackett
10 de abr. de 2022

I mix my own music and used to master them as well, but have fairly recently discovered the benefits of sending them off to be Mastered instead. The difference is amazing. For me, i always tend to push the volumes to high during mixing and as a result i always find myself rebalancing them all later on.

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lumicstudiomix
lumicstudiomix
12 de abr. de 2022
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You`re more than welcome Ben.

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Magpie Sally
Magpie Sally
10 de abr. de 2022

I m and master my music on Studio One 5... it's always like giving birth sideways ... mohahaha

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lumicstudiomix
lumicstudiomix
11 de abr. de 2022
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Practice makes perfect as they say.

But all jokes aside. If you're starting out focus on the stock plugins first instead of getting onto thousands of 3rd party plugins. It will confuse you more than it will help at the very start.


Secondly when you're starting out focus on getting the right balance first with your volume fader and panning. Once you'll learn how to do it properly then dive into all the deeper subjects.


With EQ and compression not every tracks needs it though.

The more experience you'll get the less processing you'll be doing with better results.


Mastering is totally different story though. It's way more complex, I would focus on practising mixing first.


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IS
IS
10 de abr. de 2022

I mix and master my own tracks. I have the most trouble with making sure the room has good acoustic treatments for recording.

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lumicstudiomix
lumicstudiomix
11 de abr. de 2022
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Getting the right sound at the source is crucial and probably the most important things when recording both real acoustic instruments and vocals. Of course other factors like microphone and preamps are important too but with vocals for example natural reflections can either cancel out some frequencies or boost them (the biggest problem is when this problem is introduces between 1kHz and 2.5Hz where vocals are the most sensitive to human ears), comb filtering, proximity effect.

Although a lot can be done in the studio, in most cases bad recording cannot be enterily fixes.

Having said that recording in a dead space without any reflections and natural reverb is also bad. It's a matter of finding a right balance. While…


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