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Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish | Part 6: Finishing A Mix

In this part, I’m going to make a few final tweaks to the mix to get it sounding just right. A few changes will be made to the automation and effects. I’m going to talk to you about finishing a mix and how to know when your mix is finished. Knowing this will keep you from both leaving a bunch of mixes unfinished, and staying on a single mix for too long.

And finally, you’ll get to hear a comparison of the mix with no plugins, and all the plugins! Join me for the final part of the series.

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Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish | Part 5: Macromixing

At this stage, we’re already around 80% towards the final mix. The basic mix of each individual instrument is done. The main ‘issues’ have been fixed. Everything is sounding pretty balanced. In part 5, Macromixing, we’ll be looking at the mix from a ‘macro’ perspective. Find out how to get your metal mixes sounding cohesive and punchy!

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Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish | Part 4: Micromixing

Part 4 of the Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish series is here! In this part, we’ll be diving into each individual instrument and doing a basic mix. We’ll mainly be focusing on EQ and compression. I’ll show you how to fix any initial ‘problems’ with the mix by removing unwanted frequencies.

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Mixing A Metal Song From Start to Finish | Step 2: The Static Mix

The Static Mix is part 2 of the mixing process. This part of the mixing process is done entirely without plugins. The aim here is to achieve a level and stereo balance across the whole mix. So everything can be heard as it should in relation to the other tracks. Watch the full mixing process in action!

How to Start a Mix and Get Results FAST (The 6 Mixing Steps)

You have your mix loaded up into your DAW. But you just can’t seem to get started. Or you’ve managed to get started, but it seems to be taking forever to get it to sound anywhere near a finished mix. I’m going to show you my 6-step process that you can use to approach your mixes. Knowing how to start a mix and having a logical, step-by-step process in your head before you start lets you get results faster, and stops you from becoming overwhelmed.

Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish | Part 7: Finishing The Mix

Learn the full mixing process in this “Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish” video series. In part seven we finalise the mix. If you’ve ever had trouble getting your mixes finished and ready for mastering, this is the video for you. Find out how I critically listen to the whole mix and make quick decisions on any rough edges that I come across.

Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish | Part 6: Automation

Learn the full mixing process in this “Mixing a Rock Song From Start To Finish” video series. In part six we go through automation. Automation is an essential, yet often overlooked part of mixing. It lets you change how a plugin affects the audio at different points in the track. This can help create balance across the mix. It can also add excitement and keep the mix aurally interesting throughout.