Welcome back to the “Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish” series! In this 7-part series, I go through the mixing process from scratch. This week it’s all about mixing guitars!
If you’ve missed out on parts one, two or three you can check them out first via the links below –
In part four we go through mixing guitars – both rhythm and lead. For this song, the two rhythm guitars have been recorded using use two mics each. I’m aiming for a spacious, wide mix. But first, I begin by mixing in mono to ensure the two guitars aren’t masking each other. Also, in part four you’ll find out how to use EQ, panning and reverb to help the lead guitar stand out.
In the next part, I will show you how to mix vocals. We’ll then move onto automation and the finishing touches in the rest of the series.
Feel free to mix along with me! And if there’s anything in particular that you struggle with when it comes to mixing guitars, just drop a comment below and I’d be happy to help.