Mixing From Zero

Mixing From Zero

It’s always better mixing from zero volume.. After you record everything for your song zero all the faders, then bring up the kick drum to a reasonable level (leaving good head room space), then  as you add another channel (snare, OH’s, etc) try bringing it up from...
Creating The Stereo Field

Creating The Stereo Field

With a little bit of EQ and the right panning you can make your mixes sound almost 3D, that is left, right, forwards and backwards. Here is the tip… Kick drums, Snare drums, Bass guitars & Lead Vocals should be centre positioned in the mix (dead centre). These...
Understanding the Channel Strip

Understanding the Channel Strip

This tutorial is aimed to help beginners so we have kept the descriptions as free from technical hieroglyphics as we can. The strip is taken from channel 3 on the Behringer XENYX QX2442USB   Let’s take a closer look at what the buttons, sliders and dials do on a...
Using a Compressor in Mix-down

Using a Compressor in Mix-down

There are many applications and styles of compressors but for the producer wanting to get the most out of a mix-down it is one of the most important tools they could ever have. WHY IS IT SO?  In music there is a term known as dynamics. I remember my old band master...
Creating a Recording Space

Creating a Recording Space

Three points on acoustically treating your room for recording & monitoring…. 1. Making the most of it: As most of us don’t have the budget to build the dream recording space, it pays to know how to work with what you have and generally it’s a spare room with flat...