Listen to each song a couple times and think about the questions below.
What is the difference between the unmixed and mixed songs?
What can you hear clearly?
What can you hear in the front?
What can you hear in the back?
WHAT IS EQ?
Every sound is made of frequencies. Frequency is measured with Hertz (Hz). Equalizing is the art of boosting, cutting and balancing all the frequencies in a mix to get the sound you want.
You’ll often hear the frequency spectrum described as the Highs, Mids and Lows. Bass instruments have a very low-heavy, boomy sound. Their output is mostly low in the frequency spectrum. Alternately, a snare or a high-hat are a lot more tinny, so they will typically appear in the mid or high frequencies.
Even though we can place these sounds in the general high and low categories, all sounds will have important information in both the highs and the lows. Keep this in mind while you’re mixing.
Less is more!
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EQ/REVERB/COMPRESSION "Mystery" in Soundtrap
Explore using the Parametric Equalizer, Reverb and Compression in the assignment file created for you in Soundtrap. The multitiracks you will be using are dry.
WHAT IS COMPRESSION?
Compression is the process of lessening the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of an audio signal.
Assignment - Mystery File in Soundtrap
THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF MIXING
1. Level - Height
2. EQ - Height
3. Panning - Width
4 Time Based Effects - Depth
What is Mixing?
Audio mixing is the process of taking recorded tracks and blending them together.