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20 Quick Tips on Pop Mixing

Dear friends of the Community, below you will find 20 small general tips on mixing, written by an expert in the field. As with all summary reductions of a topic, what is written below might make those in the industry 'smile'...
In the picture, 3 different types of cross fading: in the centre a balanced fading, on the left a fading with conservative unbalancing of the right segment, on the right vice versa.
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Editing in mastering: handling cuts and fades at the head, tail and also in the middle

Editing in mastering Before, during or after the various mastering operations, at some point it will be necessary to carry out editing operations, here understood essentially as audio editing, obviously to be applied to the finished mixes and,...
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Amplifying a double bass

Amplifying the double bass Disclaimer: All statements in this article are personal opinions derived from my experience and should be considered as such. That said. Once upon a time there were double bass players, those who ...
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BASIC AUDIO
Dynamics Compression, Dispelling Myths and Avoiding Common Errors

Articles BASIC AUDIO Series This series of elementary level items branded as BASIC is designed for amateur sound engineers seeking to increase their awareness and competence in mixing and audio recording in general. In the...
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BASIC AUDIO
Equalisation, Dispelling Myths and Avoiding Common Errors

Articles BASIC AUDIO Series This series of elementary level items branded as BASIC is designed for amateur sound engineers seeking to increase their awareness and competence in mixing and audio recording in general. With...
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Analogue and digital audio recording: considerations and comparisons

Analogue and digital audio Irreconcilable is the ongoing debate between the supporters of analogue and those of digital. If it can be a reference, I don't mind quoting the opinion of a musician who is considered one of the greatest...
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MS Mastering

MS MASTERING So-called M/S Mastering involves the execution of certain types of processing operations, executable between one encoding operation and another decoding operation of the mix, which transforms the L-R (Left-Right) matrix into a...
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Stem Mastering - The rules for a correct process

NOTE This article can be considered a continuation of an earlier introductory article, entitled: Stem Mastering - Basic Principles What Stems Gang of Four One possibility, suggested by sound engineer Bob Katz and applicable...
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Stem Mastering - Basic Principles

Stem Mastering We could also call it Multi Track Mastering and define it as a middle way between a simplified Mix and the more usual Single Track Mastering. Instead of manipulating a single stereo mix, in addition to it we will in fact use...
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The mental approach to effective audio mixing

Foreword: What is audio mixing for? Many might take the answer to this question for granted. However, both during some seminars and in conversations with various industry professionals, I have come across numerous misunderstandings...