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Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish | Step 3: Mix Bus Processing

Part 3 of the Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish is here! And in this part you’ll be learning mix bus processing. If you want to learn how to take a raw recording of a metal song to a loud, punchy, exciting mix, then you’re in the right place!

Previous PartsPart 1 – Setup and Prep, Part 2 – The Static Mix.

Mix bus processing is the third step of my 6 step mixing process. Mix bus processing is the first step where you’ll be using plugins. We do this before diving into individual tracks because it’s great for making a lot of progress on your mix in a short space of time. Being able to enhance the overall sound and even fix some general tonal issues so early on is very rewarding. It helps to increase your confidence in your abilities to mix your music and it helps to guide your mixing decisions for the rest of the mix.

Let’s get mixing!

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