Chapter Twelve

The Mixing

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Writing on mixing is a difficult task. Try explaining to someone, without actually being there, how to paint a picture, how to play the blues, or how to remove a spleen.

This chapter is a list of basic starting points. There are, of course, a million different variations on everything mentioned here, and those described here just scratch the surface.

  • What is a good mix? A good mix starts with forces usually beyond your control. Songwriting. A good song, properly arranged and recorded, is a gem to mix, where everything naturally has its own space, and everything fits perfectly. This is an ideal situation. In reality ...

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