So you’ve got your podcast recorded and now you want it to sound smooth and professional. In this video, I’m going to show you a couple of podcast vocal recordings and you’ll see how to use EQ and compression for podcast vocals to fix issues and generally make them sound great.
Before you start adding plugins onto every track in your mix, you should consider your mix bus signal chain first. Mix bus processing affects the mix as a whole. Making subtle tweaks across the whole mix before you start micromixing can help you make lots of progress very early on. It’s rewarding and will help to guide your decisions through the mix.
Are you having issues with ‘muddy’ sounding mixes? The mixing tip that I’m going to show you today is one that completely changed my mixes for the better. When I first started mixing I was having real trouble with getting all the instruments to sound clear – particularly in the low end. Once I started using this technique, this all changed.
Why would anyone need to buy an EQ plugin? Every DAW already has an EQ included, right? Compressors too. Why pay more for a compressor that has basically the same functions? There are a few good reasons, and we’re going to find out what they are. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make professional mixes with only stock plugins. Let’s talk about the situations in which you might choose stock over third party or third party over stock. This is… Stock Plugins vs. 3rd Party Plugins! Let the battle commence!
EQ is an intrinsic part of the mixing process and is one of the first things you should learn when learning how to mix music.
EQ is not nearly as difficult to pick up as it may seem, though. Once you get familiar with the main functions though, you’ll be EQing like a natural.
Automation is essential and also one of the most fun parts of the mix! Automation changes how a plugin affects audio throughout the track. Try these automation mixing tips to get more balanced and exciting mixes.
Understanding EQ is not as difficult as it may seem. It’s also one of the most important aspects of mixing audio. In this short read, you’ll find out what equalization and equalizers are, what the main types of EQ are and what all of the settings of an equalizer are for.
The settings that you find on reverbs can shape your sound to achieve that perfect ambience. Some of these settings can be self explanatory in how they’re used, but others are less so. Let’s find out exactly what they all do.
What do most mixing tips get wrong? They speak in black and white. “Always do this.” “Never do that”. “THE ONLY MIXING TIPS YOU’LL EVER NEED”. It’s click-bait! Mixing is an art-form, and getting caught up in what’s ‘correct’ will restrict creativity. Have a watch of this video where I explain why you should be careful when taking this kind of advice.