Beginners and expert producers both work from the same bag of tricks when mixing, because certain simple concepts are fundamental to the art. However, when you’re lost in the moment it can be hard to remember these simple tricks, making your job much harder. Read through this list for some good basic ideas if you’re a beginner, or as a reminder when you get stuck if you’re more advanced. There are tips for prepping your session, EQ, compression, and more.
- Coming up with an order is a great way to organize your tracks and break them into smaller steps. Some prefer drums first, some prefer drums last.
- Use a high pass filter in order to make your audio much more clear and free up some low end for your kick drums.
- Reverb is a great tool that allows you to give things a more consistent sound and add a bit of environment to your tracks.
“Something that separates the amateur from the pro mixing engineers is taking the time to organize your session, that’s where these next tips will come in handy.”