Sonic Academy’s very own Phil Johnston is with us this week as he shares a ton of tips and tricks when getting to grips with mixing.
Aimed at beginners but super useful for all abilities Phil takes an in-depth look into how to get your tracks to shine, focussing on what you’re trying to achieve when mixing your projects and how to get the right result you’re after.
We firstly look at the importance of listening in detail to other mixes we like before going through all the different processes and tools we can use to create space from EQ, compression, widening and balancing.
Getting the right mix can definitely make or break a tune and there really is a fine line between getting it right and getting it wrong.
A must-see for all those emerging producers out there!
Great course covering those Mixing fundamentals @phil_johnston. Was a much needed topic and expected course on S.A. Nice to demonstrate the all process only using native DAW plugins and to focus on this “end result” goal mind set using reference tracks. Thank you !
Really recommend this one to all beginners, Phil is showing solid basics techniques that you don’t want to miss when getting serious about music production. Those tools are available in every DAW and applying those techniques as well as getting used to this workflow over time & with some practice will get your Mixes at already 70% done.
Actually it’s all the same whether you gain stage to -6 dB or 0 dB as long as things are otherwise in balance relative to each other. Scaling to required headroom in master does not sacrifice quality in any possible way in the DAW world. For reference, see: DAW Headroom Test - YouTube
Hello, for some reason when I open the project files, the ‘Soft Piano’ (‘Pluck Piano Lead’ preset) from ANA 2 does not play at all. It seems it’s due to the 'Lush…Piano_05.wav file used in Osc 4-6 Sampler missing from ANA 2. The message is ANA 2 is ‘File Missing. Click to Relink’. Could you please provide this file for the preset?
In addition to the below about the ANA 2 preset not playing, I’ve just found one of the Main Leads isn’t playing either. It’s the one in track 23 (ANA preset Busted Keys). Same issue as below where the Osc 4-6 Sampler file is missing from ANA 2 - this time 086 Noise.wav.