CHAPTER 5 What Will You Need?




First, you’ll need basic acoustic treatment in your room.

Yes, most of us start out as bedroom producers and DJs, and it’s not always easy to completely control your listening environment. Most of the time in mashups we are dealing with elements that have been professionally produced, mixed and mastered. This means we have a lot more leeway than if we were performing any of these individual tasks ourselves. But it is still important to try and transform our listening space into some semblance of a professional mixing environment, because we will be dealing with the balance of different sounds.

The first problem with any given room is the problem of early reflections. Sound doesn’t ...

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