All of the work done throughout the recording process leads up to the final mixing stage. Many producers and engineers believe that this is the most important stage of making a record, so it is very important to make sure that you and your client allocate enough time and budget to mix the song(s) properly. Mixing a track can be a time-consuming process. All of the tracks need to be equalized, balanced, effected, and placed in their appropriate position in the sonic spectrum. This is where the engineer will add compression to contain the dynamic range, reverb to give the recording a sense of space, and any other appropriate effects. It can be a ...

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