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Idiot's Guides: Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER2

Understanding the Mixing Process

In This Chapter

  • What is mixing all about—and why is it important?
  • Differences between live and studio mixing
  • What a mixing engineer does—and how to become good at it

You’ve recorded all your instrumental and vocal tracks, and they’re saved in your digital audio workstation (DAW) program of choice on your computer’s hard disk. Now it’s time to start thinking about turning all those tracks into a finished recording.

Transforming a collection of recorded tracks into a finished product is what the mixing process is all about. You need to edit and combine those tracks to get the overall sound you want, ...

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