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Nuendo® 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Ashley Shepherd

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Multi-Bus Mixing

This sophisticated mixing technique uses more than one mix bus for differing types of sounds. These multiple mix buses are then combined in a final stage to create the full mix. The concept stems from the common practice of inserting a compressor on the mix bus of a console. Gradually, as you add channels to the mix, the compressor kicks in and starts compressing the whole mix.

The trouble starts when you’ve added too many signals and the compressor no longer is helping the sound glue together but rather starts shrinking the sound stage, making everything sound smaller. Also, when a mix is coming close to the end and various tweaks are being applied, these can upset the balance of the compressor operation, throwing the whole ...

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