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First retouches - A guide to mixing music - Part 126
After having gone through the critical listening sessions under your normal working conditions, the time has come for some retouches. That's why today I will show you a method that ought to make your life easier at this stage.
Tools to make critical listening easier - A guide to mixing music - Part 125
Today I'll suggest a non-exhaustive list of tools that can make your life easier during the critical listening sessions of your mixes in your home studio.
Comparative A/B listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 124
This time we will look at a very specific way of listening to your mix: comparative A/B listening. I cannot recommend you enough this method – it's hands down the most important way to listen to your mixes in a home studio.
Critical listening in a home studio - A guide to mixing music - Part 123
Chronologically speaking, the critical listening stage is divided into two phases for any home studio enthusiast: the first one under his/her usual working conditions and the second one outdoors. This week we will review different listening methods that will help you understand better the first of these phases.
An interview with mixing wiz Ryan West - West is Thriving in the East
Succeeding as a freelance mixing engineer in New York City is no easy feat, but Ryan West has done it—impressively. Working predominantly on the hip-hop and R&B scenes, his credit list includes such luminaries as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, and Maroon 5. Not bad for a guy with no formal engineering training and wh…
Things to consider during critical listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 122
In order to approach the critical listening sessions seriously, here are a couple of things you might want to ask yourself while at it. You should focus mainly on two aspects, which I recommend you take on one after the other, so you don't get distracted.
The hour of truth for your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 121
Dear friends, I know the closer we come to the end the more impatient you get. What do we have left after the delicate automation phase? Well, quite a few things and not particularly easy ones. In the coming weeks we'll look at different methods of listening that ought to help you judge better your mixes. This will help you give the finishing touc…
Last advice on automation - Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 120
Today I'll give you some final recommendations regarding automation.
Last advice on automation - Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 119
To close the chapter on automation I'll start listing today some advice and remarks I haven't mentioned before, but which I nevertheless deem important and useful.
The traps of automation - Glitches and clicks - A guide to mixing music - Part 118
Today I'll write the second part of our brief compilation of the most common mistakes and issues when dealing with automation.