I thought this would be an excellent post to kick off the blog.
Creating a “quick mix” is a very helpful thing to do before even thinking about the final mix. A nice balance between the instruments and the vocals, some quick EQ, compression, and reverb if necessary. This is a great way to come up with something to show your client as a preview. Also, if you’ve already starting working on the final mix, but something just isn’t right, this method serves as an excellent start-over approach.
It wasn’t what I’d call a finished mix, but it was decent and provided me with a model to listen to as I got familiar with the sound of the tracks. It’s a valuable to skill to have, especially when you don’t have time for diving into a complete mix—those times when you want something to hear in the car or a demo to give to a client for review, etc.
To read the full description of “The Quick Mix,” visit the forum thread here: http://www.homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=51645
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