Chapter 16

Final Mix Considerations

The final stages of a mix are crucial for the success of an overall project and represent the finishing touches that characterize professional work. These stages involve enhancing depth and width with advanced processing, applying final automation decisions across all parameters, and developing the master chain. Basic depth and width considerations were explored in Chapter 15, but a more advanced concept known as psychoacoustic processing merits additional attention.

Psychoacoustic Processing

Psychoacoustic processing has been around since the mid-1970s and has provided many interesting effects for producers to use. Psychoacoustic processing is a technique used to “excite” or “enhance” a dull-sounding audio ...

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