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!
Reverb or delay first in the signal chain when mixing? And does it even make a difference? You’ll find out in this video!
Are you struggling with getting started with reverb in your mixes? Reverb can be tricky to get right and to get it sounding natural. It can also be difficult to understand how to shape your reverbs to achieve the sort of ambiance that you’re aiming for. I’m going to demystify reverb for you and explain how to use it in a mix.
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.
Once you set up a reverb bus in Pro Tools (or any DAW) you’ll find using and making changes to reverbs becomes quicker and more intuitive. Take a look at how this can be setup in Pro Tools.
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.