LEARN HOW TO GET RADIO READY MIXES
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Band: Jeremiah Red – ‘Renegade’
First step: Make each track sound like you wish it had been recorded if the band had a major label budget In this production, the sounds are very clean, no fancy equipment was used. We try to make it sound like it has been recorded with a ton of analog gear.
Goal: Take clean Rock recordings and make them sound like a Console/Analog mix and create a 70s Rock Vibe
Learn not just the how, but why
Watching Youtube tutorials and learning new techniques is great, but it can become confusing and overwhelming if you’re missing a plan, a strategy to approach your mixes. By understanding the why behind every mixing decision you’ll be able to really grow as a mixer.
Using drum samples in two different ways:
1. to enhance organic drums (supplementary)
2. Or replace poor recordings
• Create great room sounds using plugins, when you only have a mono room mic to work with
• Enhance punch and energy: Parallel compression, Transient designer
• Use samples to trigger reverb for a more controlled sound.
Make vocals cut through a dense rock mix, and enhance emotions of the artists:
• Mixing 2 vocalists: make the sound of 2 different lead vocalists match and help them to blend well during duet parts
• Use saturation to make rock vocals sound like the artist sang his heart out and overloaded the preamp/ tape
• Final touches: automation + bus compression
Getting a wider guitar sound:
• Choose the best sounding mic in the mix, and use the other mic with 100% reverb panned to the other side
• Use saturation to make it feel like the guitar amp was more cranked
• Use heavy saturation to make guitars sound bigger
• Help lead- and rhythm guitars sit well together
• Making guitars sound super spacious and wide (mixing atmospheric pad sounds)
• Mixing Harmonica and amped harmonica
Achieve a controlled low-end:
• Blending bass DI and amp + make them sit well with the drums
•Multiband bass compression to achieve a controlled low-end
Plugins Featured In This Course:
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