6 Things Improve Your Mixes That Wont Cost You a Dime PT 2


Hey there, let's dive into Part 2 of last week's amazing blog post!

If you want to make your music sound like a pro without breaking the bank, then these next three tips are for you!

Tip number 4: Mix at a low volume. Yes, you read that right, the secret to making your tracks sound BIG and FULL is by mixing at a low volume. I know, it might sound counterintuitive, but trust me, it works! Not only will it save your ears, but it will also allow you to mix for longer periods of time. And don't worry, you can always do a quick check at a louder volume, but for the most part, keep it low. How low? Well, if you and I were in the same room, we should be able to have a conversation without struggling to hear each other. It should sound like background music. Try it out and see for yourself!

Tip number 5: Take breaks! I know, you're eager to finish your masterpiece, but taking short breaks every 30-40 minutes can make a huge difference. Use this time to reset your ears, grab a drink, or even kiss your loved ones goodnight. When you come back to your mix, you'll be able to hear if something sounds out of place.

Tip number 6: Check your mixes on different speaker systems. You don't need to have the most expensive speakers to make your music sound great. In fact, I recommend checking your mixes on a $25.00 boom box. If your mix sounds balanced on that, then it will sound great on any computer or car speaker. And don't forget to check on headphones as well.

These tips are easy to implement and will make a huge difference in the quality of your mixes. And if you're an experienced engineer, we'd love to hear your tips in the comments below. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to do this, but these techniques have worked well for me and my clients. Give them a try and see how they work for you! 


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