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jappe 2002-09-23 18:48

Spectral Mixing
 
Hi fellows!

I've tried to practice the art of spectral mixing for some time now. My experience from it so far is rather good - the different rhytms in a track are much better separated when the instruments exclusively occupy their own frequency slots. But there is one little problem. The individual sounds become more thin, and this is not so good when your doing progressive tracks.
I usually let each instrument occupy a couple of different frequency areas, I feel the resolution of the EQ doesn't allow me to use much more frequency slots before the whole spectrum is filled up.

How do you practice spectral mixing? I'd be very happy to hear from you about your experience from this interesting area. Maybe we could share some tip's and tricks.

Please reply here (or to red_skin_buddha@hotmail.com if you feel you don't like to share your best mixing secrets in public :-)

DjDarkside 2002-09-23 19:16

Painting the Picture......
 
Sup man? The way i try to do it is by trying to picture the song as a sceneary. Something like a landscape. When you look at a landscape you see trees and mountians and rivers and rocks and so on... Each item has its own place in the picture right? Well its the same in your music. Try to give each instrument its own place in the mix. I try to picture where they are in the mix. I go for a wide stereo field. I do a lot of panning. I think it helps make the song more full. Its kinda hard to explain i guess. Hope this helps...

Darkside

lancehayes 2002-09-23 19:32

I love to do it like this...
 
http://images.mp3.com/mp3s/53/resour...s/10059350.jpg
While I do use the parametric a lot, (particularly on bass sounds), I like to use the built-in frequency management on all the instruments!
Unless I am going for a frequency/LFO based effect on the track in question I tend to start sorting out the frequencies early on. This usually included removing the excess bass in many drum loops via the high pass or band pass filters. This can really lighten up a mix quick. Giving you more headroom to work with without being too intrusive.
This process gives me lots less hassle in the mixing process as I have less to worry about as far as managing equipment goes.
- DJDM
DJDM's completely Reason based music

jappe 2003-08-15 10:42

Re: Painting the Picture......
 
Thanks for the tip:-)

jappe 2003-08-15 10:43

Thx:-) nt
 
:While I do use the parametric a lot, (particularly on bass sounds), I like to use the built-in frequency management on all the instruments!
:Unless I am going for a frequency/LFO based effect on the track in question I tend to start sorting out the frequencies early on. This usually included removing the excess bass in many drum loops via the high pass or band pass filters. This can really lighten up a mix quick. Giving you more headroom to work with without being too intrusive.
:This process gives me lots less hassle in the mixing process as I have less to worry about as far as managing equipment goes.
:- DJDM


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