When you are mixing a pop or dance, or even a rock song, you probably spend a lot of time with your kick and that’s true for everyone, because kick drum is crucial for this genders. It is responsible -along with the base and snare- of the groove, and it also has a really wide frequency range, it has important information from really low frequencies (let’s say 30Hz) to high frequencies (10KHz). So, let’s see 5 techniques to make it bigger in the mix.
Many times I hear people saying they don’t like reverb on their tracks, or how they get a low-end mess after adding some reverb to the drums, or even how annoying those “s” sounds on their vocal track when they add reverb. Sometimes I hear mixes that are so wet that they make me think about those heavy metal hairy bands from the 80s. So, today, I’m gonna talk a little bit aboutReverb (reverberation), and all you need to know about it. Let’s check it out!
Ah, the go-to tool for any audio engineer – the Equalizer. Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon villain doesn’t it? Well, it very well can be one. If you don’t use EQ right, it will completely destroy your mix. You probably heard that sentence a dozen times now, followed by suggestions on what frequencies to cut, which to boost and you probably followed them quite closely. If you did, chances are you are doing something wrong. Before you start giving me a weird look, let me explain....