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  • Use mid side EQ to enhance the stereo image of your mixes

    gonna bless this thread with a buncha tips soon

  • When I mix in Logic, the vocal comes sounds on par with the beat, but when I bounce it out, the beat sounds weaker, drums etc.

  • Know your headphones better than yourself

  • threeworkingdays

    Use mid side EQ to enhance the stereo image of your mixes

    gonna bless this thread with a buncha tips soon

    Its good but can also cause phase issues so you have to be careful with it. Good to use on low end with taking out side and boosting mono in the high mids to help vocals shine through the mix

  • Twlgo

    When I mix in Logic, the vocal comes sounds on par with the beat, but when I bounce it out, the beat sounds weaker, drums etc.

    Make sure you watch your export settings and make sure its high quality

    Keep it at 48, 512, and 24bits and you should be good

  • JESSERAUNTE

    Know your headphones better than yourself

    This ^

    Listen to as much music as you can on wherever you make music whether its headphones or studio monitors because that’s going to directly reflect how your mixes turn out

  • Jean

    Its good but can also cause phase issues so you have to be careful with it. Good to use on low end with taking out side and boosting mono in the high mids to help vocals shine through the mix

    What phase issues? You do have to be careful with widening low end, I'd avoid it entirely

    It's a nice touch on the high end of tracks like vocals to spread it out a bit

  • I highly recommend initially mixing your in monitors/speakers, then headphones after you've sorted out your panning and stereo imaging. The stereo image on headphones aren't accurate and you can end up with nasty phase issues Jean touched on above

  • Cubase is GOAT

  • I've heard that if your mix sounds good in mono it will sound good in stereo
    Also mixing on studio monitors >>>>>headphones

  • threeworkingdays

    What phase issues? You do have to be careful with widening low end, I'd avoid it entirely

    It's a nice touch on the high end of tracks like vocals to spread it out a bit

    With widening stuff in your mix

  • All i know from experience is that mastering is really tricky to get to a finished product level

    Theres a reason Kanye pays Mike Dean to do all that stuff

  • anyone check this thing out? it's free for a few days

    https://audioplugin.deals/quadravox-the-4-voice-pitch-shifting-harmonizer-plugin-by-eventide-free-download/

    just installed it, and checked it out. it's pretty cool to use as a delay, apparently what was used on interstellar

  • Jean

    With widening stuff in your mix

    Word

    Flicking between mono and stereo as your mixing helps prevent that

  • threeworkingdays

    Use mid side EQ to enhance the stereo image of your mixes

    gonna bless this thread with a buncha tips soon

    Gamechanger, really helps things open up

  • Always side chain your reverb

  • Fenix

    Always side chain your reverb

    Why ?
    And where would the sidechain come from ? The drums ?

  • Tooooooooooot

    Why ?
    And where would the sidechain come from ? The drums ?

    You side chain your reverb to your vocals through a compression. That way it sits under the vocals while the vocals come through then shoot out when there’s silence. Makes your mix sound much cleaner. Would recommend doing this with delay as well.

  • Fenix

    Always side chain your reverb

    There’s never an always too anything there’s no right or wrong in music its just what you think fits best to what your making. But it is an amazing tip

  • Tooooooooooot

    Why ?
    And where would the sidechain come from ? The drums ?

    You can sidechain anything to it even synths and it sounds really good but it depends on if thats what you want tho but i say try it out

  • Jean

    There’s never an always too anything there’s no right or wrong in music its just what you think fits best to what your making. But it is an amazing tip

    just a tip for a clean mix

  • Writing in mono >

  • Volume automation to make room for your drums

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