How To Properly Balance Your Mix

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!


0:00 Start
00:53 Introduction
1:06 Monitoring
1:29 Reference Tracks
03:44 Train Your Ears
04:37 Mix in Mono
05:06 Panning
05:43 Depth
06:12 Spectrum Analyzer
06:33 Examples


    1. Introduction- Intro to getting a balanced mix.
    2. Monitoring – Discussion about monitors and your room acoustics.
    3. Reference Tracks – If you follow references it can help you in the end even in a colored environment. Learn why!
    4. Train Your Ears – No shortcuts here!
    5. Mix in Mono – Mixing in mono can help you achieve many things!
    6. Panning – Helps to create space in your mix.
    7. Depth – Helps create a sense of front and back space in the mix.
    8. Spectrum Analyzer – How this handy tool can help visually
    9. Examples – I share some examples of mixes on an analyzer and what I commonly see.

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