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Mixing Secrets by Mike Senior

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CHAPTER 6

Timing and Tuning Adjustments

Everyone knows that a great live performance has the capability to connect with a listener's emotions, in spite of (or even because of) numerous tuning and timing discrepancies. However, for mainstream productions designed to withstand repeated listening, commercial expectations are now extremely high regarding the tightness of both pitching and groove, and much time and energy is routinely expended buffing these aspects of many professional recordings. Everybody's heard songs on the radio where this tinkering feels like it's been taken way too far, but opinions clearly differ widely on what “too far” is. At the end of the day, how much corrective processing you use in your own work remains a personal ...

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