F R O M  G A R A G E   T O  C D Introduction to Digital Audio Recording Mike Edwards Will Cleland
What We’ve Learned Thus Far… <ul><li>Analog vs. Digital Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Cables and Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Today’s Topic M I X I N G
About Mixing <ul><li>You’ve recorded a band </li></ul><ul><li>Now you have a bunch of tracks, but they aren’t put together...
Multi-track Editing <ul><li>Non-linear  </li></ul><ul><li>Piece together a song </li></ul><ul><li>Room to experiment </li>...
The Mixing Process <ul><li>Build the mix </li></ul><ul><li>Review the tracks in isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Refine the mix...
Build the Mix <ul><li>Import tracks and line them up </li></ul>
Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the drums for  panning ,  E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix m...
Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the bass for  panning ,  E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mi...
Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the rhythm guitars for  panning ,  E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the keyboard parts for  panning ,  E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the lead vocals for  E.Q. , and pitch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes and ...
Refine the Mix <ul><li>No formula for this step </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and respond to the mix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crea...
level <ul><li>The amount of signal strength; the amplitude, especially the average amplitude </li></ul><ul><li>Source: htt...
E.Q. (equalization) <ul><li>Any time the amplitude of audio signals at specific set of frequencies are increased or decrea...
panning (balance) <ul><li>The relative level of two or more instruments in a mix, or the relative level of audio signals i...
mix <ul><li>To blend audio signals together into a composite signal </li></ul><ul><li>The signal made by blending individu...
pitch correction <ul><li>A software plugin that increases or decreases the pitch of an instrument according to a user sett...
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  1. 1. F R O M G A R A G E T O C D Introduction to Digital Audio Recording Mike Edwards Will Cleland
  2. 2. What We’ve Learned Thus Far… <ul><li>Analog vs. Digital Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Cables and Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Software and Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Effects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Topic M I X I N G
  4. 4. About Mixing <ul><li>You’ve recorded a band </li></ul><ul><li>Now you have a bunch of tracks, but they aren’t put together </li></ul><ul><li>You need to MIX them </li></ul><ul><li>Mixing is a subjective process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no right or wrong way to mix; different techniques yield different results </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Multi-track Editing <ul><li>Non-linear </li></ul><ul><li>Piece together a song </li></ul><ul><li>Room to experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Increased flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Increased creativity ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Mixing Process <ul><li>Build the mix </li></ul><ul><li>Review the tracks in isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Refine the mix </li></ul>
  7. 7. Build the Mix <ul><li>Import tracks and line them up </li></ul>
  8. 8. Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the drums for panning , E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust E.Q. for frequency separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust panning for stereo separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the bass for panning , E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust E.Q. for frequency separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the rhythm guitars for panning , E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust E.Q. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust panning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects (compression, delay, reverb, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the keyboard parts for panning , E.Q. , and any mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust E.Q. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust panning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Review Tracks in Isolation <ul><li>Listen to the lead vocals for E.Q. , and pitch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix mistakes and remove extra noises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust E.Q. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add pitch correction if necessary (it usually is) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Refine the Mix <ul><li>No formula for this step </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and respond to the mix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an image of the song </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very subjective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider musical genre, personal taste, and audience </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. level <ul><li>The amount of signal strength; the amplitude, especially the average amplitude </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.recordingeq.com/glossary/glosae.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. E.Q. (equalization) <ul><li>Any time the amplitude of audio signals at specific set of frequencies are increased or decreased more than the signals at other audio frequencies </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.recordingeq.com/glossary/glosae.htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. panning (balance) <ul><li>The relative level of two or more instruments in a mix, or the relative level of audio signals in the channels of a stereo recording </li></ul><ul><li>To make the relative levels of audio signals in the channels of a stereo recording even </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.recordingeq.com/glossary/glosae.htm </li></ul>
  17. 17. mix <ul><li>To blend audio signals together into a composite signal </li></ul><ul><li>The signal made by blending individual signals together </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.recordingeq.com/glossary/glosae.htm </li></ul>
  18. 18. pitch correction <ul><li>A software plugin that increases or decreases the pitch of an instrument according to a user setting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically, the user will define the key of a song, and the computer will automatically adjust a sour note to fit the key </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Will Cleland </li></ul>
  19. 19. Now… Let’s Try It
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