Mix: Working on Individual Tracks (1)

The Music Telegraph | Text 2021/08/04 [12:42]

Mix: Working on Individual Tracks (1)

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2021/08/04 [12:42]

 

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Mix: Working on Individual Tracks (1)

 

 

Solo your Kick track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions: 

  • Is the Kick too boomy? Maybe using EQ to attenuate the frequencies around 160 Hz might help.
  • Is the track too noisy? Try gating the track to remove the unwanted noises. You want to clean the track as much as you can, but make sure it sounds natural too. Remember, you are limited by the image of a real instrument. 
  • If you want to add more "click" in the kick, try boosting the high-mid frequencies (around 5 kHz)
  • Use a compressor to even out the dynamic range of the track (try a ratio around 4:1 and experiment with the attack and release — don't make them too drastic). 
  • Play the track as many times as you need, until you get a good sounding kick.

 

 

Solo your Snare track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • If you want to add "snap" to the snare sound, try boosting the high-mids (around 5 kHz).
  • If you want more "air" to the sound, try boosting the high frequencies (around 12 kHz).
  • If you want to add more "body", try boosting the low frequencies (around 160 Hz).
  • Use a compressor to even out the dynamic range of the track (try a ratio around 3:1 and experiment with the attack and release — again, don't make them too drastic).

 

 

Solo your OH(OverHead) track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • Filter out the low frequencies completely. Since the overhead mics are farther apart from the kick than the kick mic is, if you mix the two together, you will run into phasing issues.
  • Play with the high frequencies (around 10 kHz) to create an overall balance of the drums

 

 

Solo your Bass track and play it. Listen carefully to this track and consider the following suggestions:

  • Is the bass too boomy? Try attenuating the mid frequencies (around 300 Hz).
  • Use a compressor to even out the dynamic range of the track (this time, try a more dramatic ratio, around 15:1. Also you can try a little faster attack than you may have used in the previous tracks).
  • To bring out the "body" of the sound, try boosting the low frequencies (around 80 Hz).
  • To bring out the finger details, try boosting the high mids (around 1.7 kHz).

 

 

 

 

 

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