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Mix Critiques and Feedback / Could use some feedback
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:33:44 AM »
HEy everyone, check out this mix and let me know what you think.  Especially the final chorus that has a lot of vocals.

Forum Suggestions / Finished product advice
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:16:52 AM »
It would be awesome is there was a section where we could post a completed, or nearly completed, mix and have others listen and comment on it.  I would love to be able to post some of my mixes and get some constructive criticism and advice from fellow engineers. 

MixOff News and Updates / Cross-Discipline Blog
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:33:26 AM »
Hey all, sorry for the bit of spam.  I just launched a new audio blog that will discuss tips/tricks/techniques in one discipline and how it relates to another area of sound.  I'll be talking about mastering, theatre, dsp programming, composing, film, video games, psychoacoustics etc.

I'm also open to topic ideas, so comment on my site with your thoughts.

Mixing Talk / Recording vocals over many days - perserving sound
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:01:44 AM »
So I've noticed that when I do vocal recordings over more than one day, the quality of the sound appears to be different.  I have literally left all my equipment in the studio, came back the next day and the recordings sound different.  Not that there's noise, almost like I'm using a different mic.  Its super subtle and possibly just a psychoacoustic phenomenon.

Is this just my perception of the difference in energy from the performance by the singer?  Could the singer be physiologically different?  Do any of you experience this, and what measures to you do to prevent/counteract this?


Mixing Talk / Backing vocals with the same singer
« on: September 18, 2011, 04:25:56 AM »
I'm curious to know what methods are out there for creating backing vocals with the same singer.  For example: sometimes for the chorus part I will have the "lead" vocal be the comp where they would do a solo track (deviating from the basic melody) and I will take one of the basic chorus comps, put a high hpf on it and add some distortion.  

This works for the most part but I typically have to do a lot of level automation because I run into intelligibility issues.  Thoughts, suggestions, ideas.........


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