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Idiot's Guides: Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER11

Setting Levels

In This Chapter

  • How to set initial monitoring volume
  • How to stage gain levels
  • Determining the right order for mixing your tracks
  • The best ways to set individual track levels—and create an effective overall mix

As you learned in Chapter 10, setting the relative levels of all your recorded tracks is a huge part of the mixing process. But how do you go about this delicate task of determining where every voice and instrument sits in the mix? Read on to find out.

Setting Monitor Levels

Before you start setting the individual track levels in your DAW program, you need to set the levels of your studio monitors. It doesn’t ...

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