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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Methodology

Now that we have a basic idea of what to look for, let’s discuss how we actually put a mix together. If this is a project that the audio professional has been working on, there will already be ideas that have been tried during tracking and overdubbing. The engineer would have already tried several reverbs and other effects, and will already have an idea as to the relationships of the elements and the producer’s and artist’s opinions as to different approaches. Starting a mix like this is easy; the audio professional simply begins blending the tracks, as he or she has heard them blended before.

An audio professional who comes in as a remixer faces a different challenge. Sometimes the engineer will receive a copy of monitor mixes or ...

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