Getting a "Wider" mix. It's not an effect, its EQ technique.
by, 08-14-2011 at 11:01 PM (4091 Views)
This is just a recap on episode 31 on a topic I addressed earlier this week; I want to share it with you.Well, it's good to make sure all tracks sound great by themselves.. but it has to be a breed of great that can tolerate the other great tracks blending with it without losing its audible goodness that you heard with the solo button on. That's why it is always important to dive in and out of the solo button when configuring an individual track, that way you hear it within the context of the entire mix. If you spend too long with the solo button on, you may realize you made a mistake when you have to go back and undo what you just did to fit it back into the mix properly.
Eric Valentine makes a statement similar to one of my earlier posts quoted above about mixing your instruments in a way they sound great by themselves, but also fit into the puzzle of the mix (I stole the word puzzle from him). This video clip from Pensado's Place will really change your perspective on how you will start approaching the way you mix your instruments to give it that "wider" sound and keep each instrument define and clearly audible.
51:00 into the video is where he talks about it.
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51:00 into the video. Watch it.
This is not so much changing my view as it was already in that realm, but it surely is generating much more awareness for these attributes in each instrument as I mix.
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