Are you one of those producers who actually duplicates a track pans one to the left and then another to the right? If you are, let me guess, someone told you this saved you time while recording? Maybe you thought it was a good way to double up a sample? Stop that today because you could be doing more harm than good. I share the reason why this method is going to be problematic for your mix, and how doing it the right way will always end up with a better result.
Having issues getting a balanced mix? I discuss ways to go about making sure you have the best change at getting a balanced mix. Then we discuss mixing concepts to help you get there. Lastly I share what you should be looking for when it comes to using a Spectrum Analyzer. I get a lot of clients sending me tracks that look a certain way. Although I always suggest to use your ears, looking at a spectrum analyzer can give you a different perspective and may help you out.
Want to learn all the tricks, then check out the video!
Are you a DJ with a podcast doing mixes? Having issues getting the volume on your podcast to compete with others? You could be getting penalized and turned down by the loudness normalization on streaming platforms! But there is something you need to consider if you’re doing a DJ mix and that is the overall average volume of the mix. Want to learn more, then check this video out. I discuss some tips on getting your podcast louder and properly submitted so you do not get volume penalties.
As a kid I used to make this mistake all the time. Someone told me I should be doing this. As I got older I started to wonder why and stopped. I would occasionally still do it and still might if needed to this day, but only if needed.
If you understand how equalizers work then it begs the question about phase issues with high passing everything in your mix.
Years ago I stumbled upon another YouTube video by White Sea Studio that talks about the same thing and he couldn’t be so correct. I figured I’d put this to the test and see if today’s technology still has this issue. See my opinion and results in the video!