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After recording music, podcasts, or other recordings begins mixing the soundtracks - the mixing. As the penultimate step in music production only that follows the mixing mastering.
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WHAT IS MIXING?
Under the term Mixing (also "mixing") one arises the merging of all in Recording recorded audio tracks in a song or project into a holistic sound image. While the individual instruments and voice recordings are still available in separate, independent tracks during the recording, they are combined into one unit, the so-called mixdown, during mixing. The advantage of initially treating each sound source separately is that the shortcomings and errors it contains can be worked on selectively.
When creating the mixdown, it is important to consider the sound images of the different tracks with regard to their Volume, dynamics and panorama settings in the different tracks to a single one Sum signal (English "stem") merge.
Mixing normally begins with volume adjustments and panorama settings for the individual elements, such as instruments, language tracks or sound tracks. This raises the question of which audio tracks should be heard how loud and from which direction. Then these tracks are processed with various dynamics processors (e.g. Compressor, Gate, limiter), equalizer (graphic EQ, parametric EQ), effects (e.g. reverb, delay) or amplifier (e.g. guitar amp, bass amp) mixed so that all tracks sound exactly as intended.
At the end of the mixing, all processed tracks are converted into either a stereo mix, a 5.1 mix or a Dolby Surround mix or Dolby Atmos (e.g. for cinemamovies) joined together.
Mixing plays a particularly important role in the production of music: The quality of the mixing can be decisive for whether a song is successful in the end or not.
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WHAT IS A GOOD MIXDOWN? - IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN MIXING
Mixdown = mix down.
A mixdown is understood to mean the mixing down or downmixing of the individual tracks within a track in order to then export or bounce it as a stereo file.
Mixing is the processing of individual instruments and/or vocal tracks. All individual elements are processed separately from each other and from each other, so that they result in a homogeneous overall picture in order to process the mixdown in the subsequent mastering.
The Variation of soft and loud elements and sections make a track varied and interesting. As a rule, the chorus should be the loudest section of a track, which is mixed first. Then the verses can be mixed to him and the intro, interludes as well as pre-choruses and outro can be adjusted.
In audio technical jargon, the term describes "Headroom" the space between the transient (loudest peak value or peak in dB) and 0dBFS (decibels full scale). This should always be observed to prevent unsightly distortions and that mastering engineer to leave enough room for improvement in his audiosurgery without crossing the magical threshold of 0dFS.
While you are mixing your song, you should always ask yourself where I want which instrument / vocal with which frequency and energy. So it is possible through a balanced gradation of depths, sounds, instruments, vocals or effects "Near", "narrow", "far away", "above" or "below" to position, which can be achieved with different reverbs and the distribution in the panorama.