New to this forum, and i ended up here because i thought it would be a good idea to start learning mixing your own music and so forth.
I made a ~15 sec mini song to practice mixing, and i will upload my first mixing so you can hear how “skilled” i am
Anyways, i will explain what equipment i use, how i set it up, and also how i set up my cubase project to work with.
Guitar = Kemper profiling amp, 2 mono guitar tracks panned to right/2 mono guitar tracks panned to left/1 solo guitar panned center. Got nothing on channel settings on all of them. For some reason tho, all the panned left/right tracks, they all sound centered when i listen to then one at a time.
Bass = 1 big mono track panned centered. Nothing on the channel settings. Keep in mind that i recorded the bass with a guitar, will change to my real bass.
Synth = Omnisphere, midi.
Drums = Superior drummer 2.0 with a simple preset, nothing manually mixed in the mixer or anything.
That’s my basic setup inside cubase. Then i started recording on all of them, and i did the following on the master:
CurveEQ = Copied spectrum from my favourite song “Livin on a prayer” and tried to correct the frequencies as best as i could
Compressor = Pop bd compression preset
Maximizer = Remastered preset
StereoEnhancer = Mastering - Larger then life preset
The help im looking for is:
- Is this the right way to go?
- What am i doing wrong?
- What basic mixing effects should i use on:
GUITARS = Compressor, studio eq, gate, limiter, maximizer…??
DRUMS = I think it should be enough to see if i can just copy someones preset from the web that i can download, and it should be enough? As long as i like the sound of it… Or do i have to do manually settings aswell?
SYNTH = Really needed…?
BASS = Feels like it should be the same as guitar, kinda…
- When using effects, should you put it on each track manually or on the master?
- What basic effects is a must? Compressor, studio eq, gate, limiter, maximizer, etcetc…
- How do you exactly know how to cut frequencies and what instruments really need it? Becides guitar, since that’s the one that’s eating the mix…
My song and mixing result: https://soundcloud.com/rickard-luoma-1/skit
http://i.cubeupload.com/LwbCSi.jpg - Cubase basic setup
http://i.cubeupload.com/RlajVy.jpg - Master inserts
http://i.cubeupload.com/fXX4hd.jpg - CurveEQ spectrum frequencies
http://i.cubeupload.com/CL6Wt3.jpg - Guitar inserts
PS. Not interested in acoustic guitars or vocals