All posts tagged “Mixing”

Four EQ tips for a better mix

Posted by Mattias on 2013-10-04 in Tutorials

EQ is probably the most important tool to make sure your mix sounds good. But how do you know where to cut or boost? What frequencies are important? In this video I’ll let you in on four EQ tips for a better mix. Learn basic EQ usage, what frequencies matter in a kick drum and more!

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How to Mix Vocals

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In these Reason Tips videos Mattias gives you some valuable pointers on mixing vocals. Since vocals are often what carries the track, it’s important to get them sitting right in the mix! Learn how what frequencies to pay attention to, how to make a de-esser in Reason’s mixer, about doubling, compression and parallel processing to make sure your vocals sound great!

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How to Make Your Drums Punchy

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this Reason Sound Design video Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard give you some tried and tested engineering tips to help get your drums punching through your mix. It may seem redundant at first. After all, drums are punchy by their very nature so why do we need to MAKE them punchy if they already ARE punchy. The simple answer is that when you layer other instruments on top and everything starts fighting for the same sonic frequency space, your drums can get lost in the process.

James will show you through proper EQ, compression, and parallel processing how you can lift your drums back out of the mix and have them punching through your song exactly as you hope for.

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Tips for Using Send Effects

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this Reason Sound Design video Mattias shows you a couple of ways you can use the sends and returns in Reason and do a bit more than meets the eye! Do quick and easy parallel processing, make your mixes cleaner and open up new creative possibilities with these tips.

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Tools for Mixing: Insert Effects

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

By Ernie Rideout

In the Tools for Mixing series here at Record U, we discuss a number of useful types of effects and processing in other articles: dynamics such as compression and gating, EQ types such as shelving and parametric, send effects such as reverb and delay, and master effects such as maximizing and stereo imaging. Most importantly, these other articles cover how you can use these effects and processors to make your mixes sound great.

What’s different about insert effects, the subject of this article? Well, in some ways, absolutely nothing. Insert effects can be compressors, EQs, reverbs, delays, and any other kind of processor. Like these effects and processors, insert effects are very effective tools to give each track its own sonic space and to make your mix sound better — it’s these goals that we’ll focus on in this article.

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