Chapter 11Advanced Techniques

Exploring the Boundaries


This chapter is about the boundaries of your mix. What happens in the lowest and highest frequency ranges, for example? How can you use these frequencies to manipulate the size of your mix? And how can you control annoying frequency peaks that draw your attention away from the music? What determines the size of the stereo image, and how can you make sure it’s both focused and wide? And to what extent does this change when your listeners use headphones?

11.1 The Floor: Keeping Low Frequencies in Check

There is something elusive about low frequencies. If they behave well, they can make huge crowds dance, but if they don’t, they will flood your mix in no time. It can be pretty difficult ...

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