hello anll. it would be great for sharing about mixing and mastering.please help me, there is any advice for mixing track with right volume/ sometimes my basslines, too big of volume, and sometimes my chord progressions, kicks are too big. how to balance that ..
As has been noted in pretty much all the recent headphones threads, listen to it on as many devices as you can and just make it sound nice! If you've got too much bass, well... turn the bass down!
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It's a bit of a juggling act. One thing i would say is listen to the different sounds you have - if you have too many occupying the same frequency it starts to sound a little muddy. Thinking about what you are using as you write the tune can help. Often a nice spread make the mixing easier as you dont have to worry about the clutter
Having said that sometimes a fat bassline can add to the sound, but it's really just practice - as im finding out! :(
This will be coming soon to EIPSO.com to address exactly this.....
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I will have audio, graphical, and interactive tools to getting a good solid mix and final product.... It is just taking time to build this. But I will post an announcement when it's ready. I think will help Caustic Warriors in a huge way. And it all will be FREE....
Sounds great Jason
There is of course much more than this but for me one of the most important tricks when it comes to mixing is that if it sounds good in mono the mix will hold up pretty good on most systems...
So that means that of course you do the mix in stereo but once in a while make the track mono and see how it sounds like and when it sounds good both in mono and stereo it is getting close...
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Hi guys .just found out this website:
UploaUpload your wav file 24 ..and u get back your free mp3 mastered or maximized track!!
Interesting find.... I'll have to test it out and load up the waveforms and analize what it actually does (It appears to be an automated service)
I'll say this: it is not going to be a "magic wand" to fix issues and yield a truly balanced result.
Mastering a song Project like here in Caustic requires careful detailing of each instrument's channel, balance (SBT as I call it) automation of channels to bring up or dial down instruments throughout the song, tone control and balance of drums, effects, environmental tone control (master Reverb etc...) sub frequency control for a good solid clean bassline.... and much more.
Just a thought to consider.... I hope to have my "Studio Zone" set up within the next two months that will help you achieve a truly good solid firm clean mix that will make your music have that pro-audio sound to it, and yes it CAN be done within Caustic, and not needing to export it elsewhere.
I had a read through these. The basic mixing one in particular is, in my opinion, pretty useful.
Some articles I've written which may be helpful: http://www.teachmeaudio.com/mixing/techniques/
Will try and get a mixing overview video up over the coming weeks dedicated to Caustic.
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I just tested landr. Well...Is it what they call mastering? Must be a joke. You can do the job yourself within Caustic, IMHO.
If you really want to compare, be careful to listen to the original and so-called "mastered" version at the same volume. We all know "louder" seems "better" ;-)
Haha Skarabee you beat me to it. I uploaded some ummmmm sneaky test tones to it to see how it reacts..... And its like you said, laughable.....
OMG! The last 3 tracks I uploaded on SoundCloud have been processed with this landr.com. Ahahah.
My interest was to boost the volume of the overall mix only. :D
I think thats the intended purpose of the site, to give a boost and brighten it up a bit for internet broadcast etc..... Not a slam on people who use it. If it works for you, its all good. ;) A few of us know the "tricks" and marketing of such services.
Great articles laweffect! Thanks for that.
PS - would love to see Caustic specific vid on mixing!
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