In this course, we are looking into the process of creating an initial static mix. Creating a static mix, is the process of balancing audio signal levels prior to compression, equalization reverb or any other effect. We are initially gain staging each element and position it accordingly in the mix. We are grouping all tracks within groups and balancing each group individually, before mixing them together. This process gives us a clearer idea of the sound we are going for, as well as preserving a restore point for reviewing different mix alterations.
Video 1 - Static Mix (Part A)
In the first part of this course we will discuss the fundamentals of static mixing, the gain staging and a few rules of thumb. We will start with roughly balancing our tracks and also go over A/B’ing a few mix alterations.
Video 2 - Static Mix (Part B)
In the second part of this course we will take care of the vocal stems. First, we will balance out the leading part of the vocal track, then mix the backing, doubles and rest of vocals around the main lead vocal track. We also look at a few tips to set balance the vocals properly.
Video 3 - Static Mix (Part C)
In the final part of this course we are polishing the statically mixed groups using equalization, compression as well as adding touches of reverb and delay where needed. We are also mixing the instrumental group with the vocal group and A/B the results.
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