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Todays mix tip is short and sweet! I’d like to share a listening technique that will help you to determine if you have any level balance issues in your mix. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity! This really helps.


Mix Tip – Listen Outside

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Hey guys, Dezz Asante here from the TechMuzeAcademy with a very quick mix tip for you today. I’m just going right into it.

Basically, what I want you to experment with is, as you get deeper into your mix and you’ve spent maybe an hour or two making some critical listening decisions on your balances – is to turn your mix up in volume, louder than you would actually sit and listen and leave the room. Head to a different room. If you’re in the basement, go upstairs. Leave the doors open. You know, maybe head outside even and maybe crank it up so you can hear it.

I find that this helps me to detect any balancing issues that I might have between my tracks – if the vocals are too loud, if the vocals are not loud enough. This type of things become a little more apparent and obvious when you crank it up and leave the room and have a listen from somewhere else.

Like I said, a very, very quick tip today and we’ll see you next time.

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