When it comes to mixing, few things are more frustrating than knowing how you want your mix to be, versus how it actually is and the feeling that you’ve tried everything you can to get there, but it just won’t get there.
One thing that has especially continued to elude me is how to get the kick drum to sound strong and present in the mix without too much amplitude accumulation at the low frequencies. I’ve tried boosting and cutting the kick at certain frequencies and then boosting and cutting the opposite frequencies in the bass. It helps, but it’s still not enough.
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For the first time, an original song of mine has been commercially released! “Your Love (How Deep, How Wide)” is a Christian Dance-Pop song that I wrote the music for, produced, and mixed. The lyrics were written by Mary B., and she sang it, too. “Your Love” is currently available on iTunes, Amazonmp3, and soon it should be up on Spotify and several other stores, too.
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Off and on for the past six months, I’ve been working on a song of mine called “Your Love (How Deep, How Wide).” Although for the most part, I finished arranging and producing, the song a long time ago, the mix has been giving me a lot of trouble. I’ve probably burned a “final” mix at least ten times by now, and every time when I went back later to listen to it, I decided it wasn’t quite right, so I would go back and tweak it some more. Well, now I’m going back and tweaking it again, and I feel very hopeful that this time, I may be getting close to the final, final mix.
Continue reading “My Mix Fix – EQ Boosts and Cuts”