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Idiot's Guides: Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER18

Mixing Instruments

In This Chapter

  • Recording acoustic and electric instruments
  • The best ways to mix electric and acoustic guitars
  • Ways to mix bass guitars
  • Ways to mix pianos and keyboards
  • Ways to mix horns and strings

I covered mixing vocals in the previous chapter; as you learned, you can employ a number of tricks to enhance recorded vocal tracks during the mixing process. But unless you’re recording an a cappella choir, you also have to deal with one or more instruments in the mix.

Whether you’re dealing with a solo piano, a string quartet, or a rock or country band, you need to know how to mix all those various instruments together. ...

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