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Mix Critiques and Feedback / Re: Rock mix - using K system
« on: June 14, 2012, 05:13:42 PM »
Hi,  :)
Generally it is a good mix. I like the timbral balance and the feel of space in the mix, though, vocalist is little bit farther than I like, but it is just my personal taste. Snare is somewhat prominent, I would like it to be 1-2dB quieter. On the section 00:56 - 01:14 distorted guitars interfere with vocal. May be you have to make guitars wider there as in 01:40 - 02:06 (I'm not sure but guitars seems wider there) to clean up a center of the mix.

The Control Room / Re: Which monitors?
« on: February 21, 2012, 07:35:38 PM »

I hade EVENT 20/20bas...

I`m looking for new monitors too and I going to buy 20/20bas V3 - 3rd reincarnation of old EVENTs. You said that you had this ones, so what do you think?

Mixing Talk / Re: Anyone know where I can find...
« on: September 27, 2011, 04:39:36 PM »
You can find some professional recordings at Also several multitracks comes with "Production Mixing Mastering with Waves" book by Anthony Egizii. And don`t forget about ASK video tutorial "Mixing With The Pros" :)

You can find some free high quality multitracks at

Hope that helps ;)

I have no experience in re-recording sounds via speakers, but I know that chamber presets of reverb plug-ins emulate exactly this setup and it works so well in mix (mainly on drums for me). But no one emulator can give you faithful reverberation so I think that setting it manually is worth of effort. I will try it sometime :)

Mixing Talk / Re: Depth of field in mixing
« on: September 02, 2011, 08:06:32 PM »
I will try to make things clearer too. :)

Anything that related to compression means that you suppress dynamics. We make difference between loudest and softest sounds smaller (for example with 2:1 ratio 6dB change on input results in 3 dB change on output, in other words the difference of 6dB turns to 3 dB of difference).

Downward compression: the signals below the threshold stays unaffected, signals above the threshold will be compressed (louder signals will be attenuated with given ratio).

Upward compression: the signals above the threshold stays unaffected, signals below the threshold will be compressed (softer signals will be boosted with given ratio).

Anything that related to expansion means that we expand the dynamics. The difference between loudest and softest sounds becomes even larger. For example with 1:2 ratio input level change of 3 dB results in 6 dB output change.

Downward expansion: the signals above the threshold stays intact, signals below the threshold will be expanded (attenuated) with given ratio.
Upward expansion: the signals below the threshold stays intact, signals above the threshold will be expanded (boosted) with given ratio.

What for "Parallel compression" aka "NY style". It`s effectively the form of upward compression. The difference is that with common upward compression softer signals will be compressed with ratio, but with NY that softer signals will be boosted like if you just move the fader up, in other words without suppression of dynamics. Compression starts above the threshold that was dialed on compressed part of a signal. Ratio above the threshold in NY is not constant. It starts on it`s maximum at the threshold point, and slowly returns to 1:1 as the input signal gets louder. That`s all the result of summing dry and wet signals. This summing gives unique input-to-output transition curve that gives NY style compression it`s unique sound.
I think that loudest signals are compressed somehow by ear (due to acoustic reflex may be).

We can employ compression for creating depth of the mix. By attenuating attack we effectively emphasize decay which may contain reverberation tail. So we get much more reverberation and sound source moves farther.

Hope that helps :)

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