Someone could mix a song with heavy effects or no effects at all. You can also click on any of the icons to open that specific section in normal view from compact mode. Headroom Settings for Individual Tracks in the Mix. If you’ve breached the threshold, the tooltip will give you mixing advice on how to correct the issue. Well, just automate down that whole section of the guitar part, you just highlight it and automate it down so that it’s quieter in the verse and then it automatically gets louder when it needs to in the chorus. Don’t overcomplicate things. However, given that music is consumed in many different ways, it’s more appropriate to create a few variations to best suit the distribution mediums you will be using. If you have an unbalanced output the pointer will hover either too far left or right and will glow red, this will also turn the, The correlation meter on the left side of the circle shows the degree of similarity between the left and right channels. Different elements of your mix that have overlapping frequencies can also introduce subtle phasing issues. At Mastering The Mix, producers were constantly sending me mixes with the same reoccurring technical issues. When the image is spread out across the circle, your mix is wide. If you’re aiming to create a track with a consistent energy throughout then, of course, you would end up with a lower loudness range. If there are no issues with your mix, the sections will glow green. A small dynamic range can come about from over compression and limiting. The goal is to keep the low frequencies in the more central green area. It can also reduce the clarity and punch of the transients in your music. This is useful to see which frequencies are placed more centrally in the mix and which frequencies are placed wider. If things sound too quiet in parts of your mix, automate to get your levels and then apply lighter compression. It pretty much comes solely down to the volume balance, and then just a tiny bit of EQ and compression here and there. They used to be called balance engineers instead of mix engineers, and they’d use very little or no EQ or compression and that’s actually still the case if you’re working with acoustic bass genres like classical music, jazz music, a lot of folk music. In most cases you might be starting with the kick or snare, but whatever you start with set to zero, and then start bringing things in around it. We’ve then got a good starting point, so this is just a starting point. So, what I’m going to do is just bring down all of these channels, every single one, and we’re going to start with just the lead vocal and what I’ve done is just set this to zero and that gives us then a point of reference. If you have an unbalanced output the pointer will hover either too far left or right and will glow red, this will also turn the STEREO FIELD icon red. What you meant to do? Mute the individual channels one at a time until the bars drop into the green to find the culprit and then use a high pass filter to clean up this excess low-end rumble to maximise the clarity and power of your track. Now, a lot of people have forgotten this, especially if you’re mixing electronic music, pop music, rock music that kind of stuff where there’s lots of processing so you get distracted by plug-ins and toys which is a huge error. I’d say 80% of the mix comes from this phase of the mixing process just making sure everything is at the right volume and it’s incredible how much of a difference this can make. -9 to -13 LUFS would be a good target for the iTunes Store (even though they don’t normalize music before it’s purchased). blasphemous. For this reason, the dynamic range and stereo field sections are very forgiving. You can change the threshold at which the bars start going into the red in the settings (cog wheel icon top right corner). So, there we go just a quick start there you can see the approach that I have with this just bringing in things one-by-one in order of importance. A good way to reduce phase issues whilst recording is to use the 3:1 rule. The vectorscope displays your audios placement in the stereo field. The whole purpose of using a mixing key chart is to eliminate mixing two tracks with clashing keys.