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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!

Where to Start with EQ (Learn The 5 Ways To Use EQ)

In this video I’m going to show you where to start with EQ or equalization. It can be tricky to get your head around and to know where to start when you’ve got a mix in front of you. So I’m going to demystify EQ for you and explain how to use it in a mix.

How To Mix Rock Synths (3 Tips For A Better Mix)

Mixing synths in rock music can be tricky because there’s often so much else going on. You want everything to be clear, which can be hard when the guitars and bass are taking up space in your mix. Join me as I go through my three top tips on how to get clean and clear synths that have their own place in the mix, while still sounding strong.

Does It Matter What DAW You Use?

Your choice of digital audio workstation (or DAW) will shape the way that you record, program, edit and mix your music. But does it really matter which one you choose? And how much does your choice really affect the end result? These are the questions that we’re going to be answering today.