Learn the full mixing process in this “Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish” video series. In part four we’re mixing guitars – both rhythm and lead. Find out how to get crispy, punchy guitars and a wide, spacious mix!
Delays are easy to implement, but much harder to master. The first step to delay mastery though, is to have the delay parameters explained so that you know exactly how to control your delays.
Some of these settings are self explanatory, others have more subtle effects, or take some playing around with, to really understand how they affect the audio. Before we go into the parameters though, let’s be clear on exactly what delay is…
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.
A good sounding reverb is one that gives your music the right feel.
As well as your reverb sounding right though, it also has to fit right with the rest of the mix, without overpowering it or causing any other issues.
Let’s find out how to get a pro sounding reverb in six steps.
Do you want to learn how to mix music for free without having to leave your home? There’s nothing stopping you. Everything you need to get you started can be found online. Let’s find out what you need and where to get it from in four steps.
Learning how to mix music doesn’t need to cost the world. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything at all to get started. There are a huge variety of free mixing courses and tuition available online. Some of them are useful, some of them are not so useful.
It can be time consuming and overwhelming to attempt to dig through all of the content that’s out there. With that in mind, I’ve curated a few resources to get you started. All of the courses and tuition on this list contain genuinely helpful, yet easy to follow training.
The best way to learn how to mix, is to mix more. Before you can do all that, though, you’ll need something to mix. If you’re not at the stage where you’re getting clients yet, or you don’t have time to record a huge amount of music yourself, multitracks are a great option. There are plenty of multitrack recordings out there that you can download for free and start experimenting with.
I’ve pulled together three free resources to make things easier.
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.
When we’re mixing a song, sometimes choruses just need a little extra something. Something to differentiate them from the verses, something to add excitement, a way to draw the listener in. Let’s look at how to add width, life and texture to the mix.