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After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there! Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. One of the most elusive arts of the recording practice, mixing can take a lifetime to master - this handbook jump-starts your skills and fast-forwards your progress!

Breaking the mix down by different effects - EQ, distortion, compression, expansion, pitch shift, delay, reverb, and more - and applying them to some of the most important instruments in pop music, Mix Smart will arm you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, putting true professional quality mixing within your reach.

*Future proof, ear-opening strategies will empower your inner-musician, giving you the knowledge you need to develop your mixing skills - from basic to advanced *Breaking the mix down by different effects, with detailed strategies for the most important pop instruments showing you how to create the perfect combination *Bonus Website, www.mixsmartbook.com, packed with samples and example tracks, so you can practice as you learn *Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster *Demystifies the technical, making the tools of the mix rig accessible - analog and digital, outboard and in the box, stereo and surround *For everyone who mixes - studio, live, music, film, games, and broadcast

The recording studio is your musical instrument, and it's time you really learned how to play. Alex Case shows you not just how to mix well, but how to Mix Smart!

*Future proof, ear-opening strategies to empower your inner-musician, not a list of cookbook recipes. *The Mix is broken down effect by effect (EQ, compression, expansion, delay, pitch shift, reverb), with strategies detailed for the most important pop instruments (vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys) *Website includes samples and example tracks, illustrating mixing concepts

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Professional Audio Strategies for Your Mix

Synopsis:

After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. Mixing remains one of the most illusive arts of the recording practice and can take a lifetime to master, but with Mix Smart a professional quality mix is completely within your reach. Mix Smart will arm you the skills and techniques to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing.

Taking the essential components of mixing Alex Case walks you through the tools and how to use them, using a straight forward mixing strategy to avoid time costing and unproductive mixes. You have the tools, now learn how to use them and release your creative artistic side.

* Future proof, ear-opening strategies to empower your inner-musician, not a list of cookbook recipes. * The Mix is broken down effect by effect (EQ, compression, expansion, delay, pitch shift, reverb), with strategies detailed for the most important pop instruments (vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys) * Website includes samples and example tracks, illustrating mixing concepts

About the Author

is an Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and internationally. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of art and science.

Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts. Alex Case is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. An engineer, educator, and author, frequently speaking on audio and acoustics across the United States and internationally.

Table of Contents

The Mix Mindset Music Balance Mental Balance Mix Smart

Mixing techniques A basic mix Mix Automation Summary

Audio Signals Amplitude Time Timbre

Equalization Devices for spectral modification Technique Non EQ equalization Summary

Compression Narrowing Dynamic Range Production Strategies Learning to hear compression Summary

Expansion and Gating Increasing dynamic range Parameters Production strategies Summary

Delay Parameters Production strategies Summary

Pitch Shifting Parameters Production strategies Summary

Reverb Parameters Production strategies Summary

Future Proof Mix Skills

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240814858
Author:
Case, Alexander U.
Publisher:
Focal Press
Author:
Case, Alex
Subject:
Recording & Reproduction
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Techniques
Subject:
Music-Recording Techniques
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Acoustics

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"Synopsis" by , After you've recorded the perfect song, you're only halfway there Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. Mixing remains one of the most illusive arts of the recording practice and can take a lifetime to master, but with Mix Smart a professional quality mix is completely within your reach. Mix Smart will arm you the skills and techniques to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing.

Taking the essential components of mixing Alex Case walks you through the tools and how to use them, using a straight forward mixing strategy to avoid time costing and unproductive mixes. You have the tools, now learn how to use them and release your creative artistic side.

* Future proof, ear-opening strategies to empower your inner-musician, not a list of cookbook recipes. * The Mix is broken down effect by effect (EQ, compression, expansion, delay, pitch shift, reverb), with strategies detailed for the most important pop instruments (vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys) * Website includes samples and example tracks, illustrating mixing concepts

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