This is a short example video of a mix that was mixed into a compressor at the very start of the session.
I love to mix this way to keep everything in check level-wise during mixing.
This shows how the mix falls apart when it is turned off and the importance of the compressors on the channel inserts and the important mixbus.
Try this next time you mix. Strap a compressor with a ratio of 2:1 with a fast attack and release then proceed to mix. See if you like it or not.
Yup another mix just out of my DAW.
This is a Power Metal effort from Johnny Lokke.
All song rights go to JohnnyLokkeBand Support them here: www.johnnylokkeband.com/
Even in my spare time I like to mix songs. I mix a lot, all genres and I find it to be relaxing, challenging and fun.
My latest mix is up here:
Not a song recorded by myself.
All credit for this song go to the band ‘We Fell From The Sky’.
Support them here: https://myspace.com/wefellfromthesky
Just a little gem I found on the web for saturation from http://www.klanghelm.com/IVGI.html
Just used this on a mixes vocal track and I really like the subtle soft clipping distortion this provides.
it’s got nice dynamics, transparency and adjustable harmonics.
Definitely one to consider using on your tracks to add a little ‘mojo’ to vocals.
UPDATE: 1st August 2013:
I’ve also used this plugin on guitars, bass, drums and full mixes with excellent results. Try and see for yourself!
OK, so this is just a shameless plug for my band…or is it?
I tracked, mixed and mastered this whole track myself in my home studio.
Bear in mind when listening to this video I had very limited resources.
My studio consisted of the following:
- Compaq CQ71 laptop – 3GB RAM, DualCore Pentium CPU 2.4Ghz
- Behringer C1 Large Diaphram Condenser Mic
- Line6 Toneport UX-1
- Some cheap Skullcandy closed headphones (for Mixing and Mastering)
- Reaper DAW
That’s it! Yes really that’s it.
A handful of free VST plugins but nothing more than above.
Granted the track isn’t amazing by any standard but I think I did a great job with what I had. What do you think?