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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.

Best Pro Tools Plugins for Vocals (Top Five Plugins)

These are the best Pro Tools plugins for vocals! All of them are free with Pro Tools and can easily sound as good as the 3rd party plugins if you practice mixing with them. I detail their features and uses, then show you how they sound in action.

Mixing Piano With Vocals

Mixing piano with vocals can be tricky. Even if they’re the only two elements of the song. The main issue that you’re likely to face when mixing piano with vocals is getting them to sound cohesive and work well together without them masking each other and becoming muddy. I show you how to achieve this by making use of EQ and compression. I also make use of side-chain compression for a balanced mix. Finally I show you how to make use of reverb and delay for a smooth and realistic ambience.