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Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.

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I want to mix a friend's 96kHz .w64 files from Sonar but Logic Pro X can't read them

My friend records jams at 96kHz using Cakewalk Sonar on a PC, and the audio is saved as .w64 (Sony format). I offered to mix the tracks but my Mac's Logic Pro X DAW can't read the files. There are ...
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How can I make sure my mix is not “bricked” before sending it to be professionally mastered?

In the instructions provided to me by the service I'm using to have my album mastered, the engineers include this advice: Include any desired processing, such as compression and equalization, but ...
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Effect of audio drivers on mixing

I was wondering about the effect of audio drivers on mixing music. When mixing you ideally use studio monitors because they are supposed to have a 'neutral sound' so that you can achieve a mix that ...
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Equalize on Mixer vs equalize on Instrument

i'm really newbie on the topic and i was wondering what changes and where is the proper way to equalize an Instrument (e.g. digital piano, acoustic guitar) on a PA System or during Home recording. It'...
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How to find the loudest part of a mix?

What are fastest methods to find the loudest part of the track during mixing?
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Do analog mixers produce more noise than digital mixers?

We are recording interviews inside a studio setup. Mostly 2 people or a maximum of 6 people will participate. The noise floor is around 55-60dB, and we want to reduce it to at least 80-85dB. Shall we ...
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Recording the parameters of a mix

Is there any DJ software available that allows you to record the parameters of a mix -- the offset and speed of the audio inputs, the levels of the left and right channels, the position of the ...
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how to joint the left and right channel in mixing?

when i am arranging a music i want a good wide stereo image, so for example i use a pad that have a wide stereo image. but when i am mixing that music, i notice that my left and right channels are ...
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Confused by overtones when transcribing music

I noticed that sometimes when I'm transcribing a song in which the recording quality/mixing makes things hard to hear, I can sometimes be confused by the timbre of a musical part. For example, if the ...
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How would you morph smoothly between two different vocal performances?

Suppose I have a backing track for a song and then record two different singers each performing the lead vocal for the song. Is any signal processing possible that would make it sound like the first ...
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What is the purpose of phase invert?

On many sound cards and mixers there is a button "Phase invert". What is its purpose? When should we use it?
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Does phase cancellation have side-effects?

If I have two lines (for example, two bass lines that one of them is inverted one of the other), after I mono the track, (for example listen it on my mobile phone), these two lines will cancel each ...
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send vs return effects

i was reading an article about reveb effects, and it was written in that article that if you want to have good reverb effect, you can eq the send and sometimes eq the return sound. now, i only know ...
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How to make drums sound punchy and fat?

I know it's mostly about compression and EQ but I can't seem to get even closer to this. It just sounds really kicky, even the snares. I'm using Addictive Drums with almost all the presets, but none ...
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How can I make my music less dull, dry, and orchestrate better? [closed]

I recently worked on my new track 'Awakening' which was modeled off of 'Star Sky' by Two Steps From Hell. I had to use spaces in the links to post them because it wasn't letting me. Just remove the ...
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What is the frequency range of a typical subwoofer in a club PA?

I am an amateur producer of techno music. Needless to say, low frequencies have a high importance to the sound in this genre. I have often read that generally in a final mix, very low frequencies ...
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Does the send order of a track affect the effects on the track

I tried to change the send order on a track in reaper; to put the reverb send before the delay but found out its not possible to switch the initial order. Does the order of sends on a track affects it ...
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How to play changed lyrics

Suppose I have a mp3 song and its lyrics, for example dream on by Aerosmith Every time I look in the mirror All these lines on my face getting clearer And I want to change the lyrics, basically one-...
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Is there an efficient approach to setting distorted guitar EQ when mixing?

Recently I've been running into brick walls with mixing distorted rhythm guitars. It seems that whatever I do the tone is either indistinct/muddy, fizzy, wimpy or over-processed. Approaches tried (...
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Is dynamic range compression used in classical music?

In the era of "loudness war", a modern popular music song with no quiet passages generally has a flat dynamic range: Clipping is also common - albums can be practically 100% distorted when record ...
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Mixing two songs very different bpm help

Question is : I need some suggestions of how I can create a 124 bpm version of this song while still keeping the same level of energy to match the original track This song has a bpm of 161 and I will ...
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Singing, Reording, Mixing, Mastering

Do I need a audio interface for my laptop to use USB mic? I'm about to buy Blue Snowball iCE for recording my vocals to mix and master with karaoke tracks. But, when I was using same headphone mic ...
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How to connect this setup, i don't want to blow up something. (RCA to TS) Please advise

In order to be more precise with this application, I will explain you the exact set up im aiming for. I have an old dj mixer, the NUMARK DM1050, picking up dust for the past 1 year, and I recently ...
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Digital dj'ing, mp3 or wav? [closed]

I used to dj with vinyl back in the day. Am now wanting to get back in the game. What is the best file format to bye tunes in, mp3 or wav. I want to play through pa sound systems.
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trying to get a better bass sound

first sorry for my Eng.i have a problem with my mixing. my music style is edm and when i mix my music, everything is ok except that when i looking to my 32 band monitor plugin, i see that around 100-...
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Vocals from one song, Instrumental from another

Many DJs use vocals from one song on an instrumental track from another song. What are the criteria that have to be met for this to sound good? Should both tracks be in the same key? Same chord ...
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AUX Output is audible on main mix

My band uses a very simple in-ear-monitoring set-up in the practice room where we are taking advantage of the 4 AUX channels on the huge audio mixer there. We do use cheap headphone amps which cannot ...
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Sequencing non-beat/non-dance classical/show music for performance

I'm doing a mix sequence that is ELP's 'Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman', and at the end of part 3 ("Letters At The Front"), just after "...no one else, nevermore" I want to interpolate Greg ...
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Balanced xlr to unbalanced xlr

I need to plug my balanced xlr (left and right) into my mixer which has unbalanced inputs, should I just connect two balanced xlr cables directly from the output into two unbalanced xlr inputs in the ...
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Digital mixer to digital mixer

I currently have a large drum kit which means I use a lot of mics. If I had a sub mixer next to my drum kit in order to mix my drums without taking up most of the mic inputs of the main mixer, would I ...
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mixing 2 signals question

[edit: sorry for the misuse] [Edit again: the looper is the digitech jamman Express xt] I have to mix two mono signals: the output of a piezo mic and the output of a looper. the piezo goes both into ...
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How to use Fruity Compressor in FL Studio?

I often use Fruity Compressor in many of my sounds or elements, but I don't think I actually know the complete functions of the knobs in Fruity Compressor. If anyone is using FL Studio here, can you ...
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How to mix guitar and other source(laptop, mp3 player) into headphones?

This might get asked a lot but I find it difficult to search for an up-to-date answer and one that does not suggest using a laptop or something like a pod with digital amp modeling. Basically I want ...
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How do you find the tempo of a song with piano as only instrument?

I am not a musician but I am making a piano playing machine for a simple project. I need to trigger linear actuators which push the piano keys. I can use midi interface to trigger the actuators but I ...
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Effects and mixing

Does an effect added to one instrument effect other instruments in a mix if each instrument is on its own track? For example: We apply/add reverb to an electric guitar on its track, will then the dry ...
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Does the microphone gear/setup used to record vocals determine the output quality of the music or does the mixing and mastering?

I know that they both have a role to play, but could a grammy award winning engineer make a crispy vocal using just his engineering skills regardless of equipment used?
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Positioning the sound in 3D using VST plugins

I've listened to a lot of stereo music that when listened to through good headphones sounds quadrophonic. For instance Pink Floyd's The wall seems so 3D even in stereo. How to place my instruments ...
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Connecting Roland A-01K to Mixer

I just bought a Roland A-01k because I like the chiptuned sounds it makes, and I want to connect it to my mixer. Problem is, there's only a headphones jack! I tried connecting it like a line in device,...
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Listening, mixing, and understanding on multiple playback devices?

A common question that people ask me when I begin mixing their music (I mainly deal with drumsets), is something like, "Where will you mix my music? Will you use more than one device to listen?" Now, ...
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Question about panning

I did read this on the internet,but just couldn't find the answer. Goal is to make room for voice in the mix. If i have background music (Stereo) And then separate channels in mono.Pan lef/right.Would ...
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Big “saturation” after export on Cubase 8 Elements

I'm kinda desperate. After mixing everything and made everything sound right in Cubase, I encounter an issue while exporting and listening to the result. The bass(and most low-frenquency sounds) have ...
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Which first: comping or timing correction?

I have a number of takes (usually 5-8 are usable) of the whole band, all recorded to click that I would like to comp (merge together into one performance). It is no-brainer what to pick if some part ...
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How are the gain knobs supposed to work / be used on DJ controllers / software?

I'm confused about how I'm supposed to use my gain knobs. I'm using a Gemini G4V but I mean to find out for all DJ controllers in general. Top four knobs in the middle are gain knobs for this 4-deck ...
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Getting the right balance of frequencies in mix

I generally use Voxengo span vst to check if my frequency balance is right. I would take a professionally produced song with a similar set of instruments that my song uses (or genre) and compare the ...
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What can I do to improve this sound mixing?

I'm doing a project and the end product is supposed to be somethin like this: I'm just doing the mixing, someone else is doing the video. I'm going to be receiving ...
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What is on the stereo output of a mixer if I'm recording with only one mic?

I got a small mixer and am using it for singing and applying some effects. I'm using a single microphone for recording. It's connected to an XLR to the mixer. Given that I have a mono signal going ...
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Mixing and mastering at home

I have been playing guitar, piano, and keys for over ten years, and have been recording my own stuff for about eight years. I understand the basic principles of recording and have spent many hours in ...
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how to learn mixing music [closed]

i am a game developer and designer, and want to make a musical game, that playing it make sense like watching a music video. normal music in games are not so emotional, there are so many silent ...
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Performing a song with changed lyrics — is it a cover or remix? [closed]

I rewrote most of the lyrics of a song, keeping just a few key phrases from the chorus. Most of the background melodies (piano, guitar) are the same, although there are a few small changes. I plan to ...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course?

Does anyone know of a course or playlist that shows someone how to get into the world of mixing, mastering. I'm a complete noob and would like to learn about that stuff but I don't know the first ...