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HELP IN A MIX!!!
#978413 04/02/01 03:56 AM
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Hi everybody,

So I'm workin' on a mix, and right now I've got a nice low end and plenty of highs, but I'm having trouble with the fullness/body of the mix. Does anyone have any tips for EQ/effects on guitars, bass, piano, male vocals, etc, to make them sound nice and full and up front without being boxy or having that god-awful midrangy ringy type of sound? I REALLY don't want to have a midrange-ear bleeding mix. Thanks a ton! (it's on pro-tools, if you wanna know.)

Jeff

Re: HELP IN A MIX!!!
#978414 04/03/01 04:41 AM
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Heres my one tip...

On a parametric:
-pick a low mid or high mid
-set your bandwidth as narrow as possible
-turn the gain up to max (+10, +15, whatever)
-sweep the freq, slowly, from lowest to highest setting (e.g from 200Hz to 3K)
-when you hear the sound you DO NOT want accentuated (e.g. if it's a vocal track...when you hear a boxey, tinny, or muffled sound)...stop and lock in at that freq
-adjust bandwidth to a more desirable range
-turn the gain down, so that you are now cutting the freq (below 0) as much as needed

-compress and turn up the volume of the track


This message has been edited by Amil on 04-02-2001 at 09:44 PM

Re: HELP IN A MIX!!!
#978415 04/03/01 05:04 AM
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Great description of the pro technique of midrange boxy sound removal...

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