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Mix Smart

Pro Audio Tips For Your Multitrack Mix

By Alex Case

  1. ISBN: 9780240814858
  2. Publication Date: June 2011
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 302
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Description

After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there! Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. One of the most elusive arts of the recording practice, mixing can take a lifetime to master - this handbook jump-starts your skills and fast-forwards your progress!

Breaking the mix down by different effects - EQ, distortion, compression, expansion, pitch shift, delay, reverb, and more - and applying them to some of the most important instruments in pop music, Mix Smart will arm you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, putting true professional quality mixing within your reach.

*Future proof, ear-opening strategies will empower your inner-musician, giving you the knowledge you need to develop your mixing skills - from basic to advanced

*Breaking the mix down by different effects, with detailed strategies for the most important pop instruments showing you how to create the perfect combination

*Bonus Website, www.recordingology.com, packed with samples and example tracks, so you can practice as you learn

*Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster

*Demystifies the technical, making the tools of the mix rig accessible - analog and digital, outboard and in the box, stereo and surround

*For everyone who mixes - studio, live, music, film, games, and broadcast

The recording studio is your musical instrument, and it's time you really learned how to play. Alex Case shows you not just how to mix well, but how to Mix Smart!

Author Bio

Alex Case is an Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and internationally. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of art and science.

Contents

The Mix Mindset

Music Balance

Mental Balance

Mix Smart

Mixing techniques

A basic mix

Mix Automation

Summary

Audio Signals

Amplitude

Time

Timbre

Equalization

Devices for spectral modification

Technique

Non EQ equalization

Summary

Compression

Narrowing Dynamic Range

Production Strategies

Learning to hear compression

Summary

Expansion and Gating

Increasing dynamic range

Parameters

Production strategies

Summary

Delay

Parameters

Production strategies

Summary

Pitch Shifting

Parameters

Production strategies

Summary

Reverb

Parameters

Production strategies

Summary

Future Proof Mix Skills