Chapter 10

Mixing

There are two primary ingredients to mixing: performing a variety of audio processes on the tracks, and configuring those processes together, within and among the tracks. With the advent of the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins representing many different audio processes that traditionally had been the province of mixers became available to editors. So the question becomes the division of labor: how much equalization to do during editing versus how much to leave to the mix, for instance.

There are several primary differences between editing and mixing:

  • The training and experience of editors and mixers is different, although the disciplines are converging. Nonetheless, on the highest levels of the Hollywood feature film, ...

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