From what I've learned over the past year, I know that placement and balance along with proper filtering is what really makes up the majority of a good sounding mix. Effects are there for enhancement purposes and are indeed very important.. but not my biggest hurdle.
Here is pretty much everyone's biggest hurdle whether they realize it or not: EQ
Without filtering, volume and clarity are not often found. Without proper low end filtering, everything is usually muddy
I thought I'd take some actual time and respond to someone's simple, yet HUGE, question. This is an actual answer that could steer them in the right direction.
I know... Crazy Huh?
Here's the big popper:
Any tips on getting that big studio sound ?
Impossible to answer in one sentence and actually give someone credible advice.. but we all know that, right?
Define "Big Studio Sound"...
Is that the sound where
We all struggle in one way or another, and we also get caught up in things that, when it's over and done with, we've regretted. We also have our own personalities that can trigger some of these things that can affect our performance when mixing in either a good way or a bad way. As a matter of fact, it's our own personal level of incompetence that makes us who we are as current or future musicians\engineers\producers.
Recognize Your Natural Tendencies
For me, I tend to over
This isn't just an idiotic rant about my loathing of large food product companies.... maybe you'll get something out of this but probably not. I am ready to fall asleep but wanted to make this point in the odd way that I did. I will be thrilled if even one of you understands what I am saying.
My wife grabs cranberry juice at the store sometimes..in the juice aisle next to all the OTHER 100% JUICE PRODUCTS.
Okay keep listening.
I am going to make this as quick and simple as I possibly can because you can easily run out of money and still not be satisfied with anything you are creating in your musical world.
Let's start with a little scientific, psychological perspective.
Read, out loud to yourself, the definition of a desire followed by the definition of a need. Ok folks, here's the drill... when I say need, I want you all to say it with me. When I say desire, I want you all to say it with