Analog Summing

Hello sir. I am hoping you’ll answer this question for me no matter what. I am wanting to do summing with my mixes. I can’t afford to buy an analog summing mixer and was wondering how to do it digitally.

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The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups

The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups This is the not so glamorous, but very important part of mixing. Getting your tracks organized, and setting up your groups/busses, and folders. Part 1 in a

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Monitors and Mixing

Stephen – I have a question which may be difficult to verbalize. When we mix a song over a set of speakers, we attempt to get the song sounding the best we can over those particular speakers. Then, if we

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Less is More – Bigger sounds through simplification

Less is More! Bigger Sounds through Simplification

Want bigger & fuller sounding songs?  Less is More! The biggest problem I encounter with inexperienced artists, producers, and engineers these days is that there is too much of everything.  Too many parts in the song arrangements.  Too many tracks

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Multiband Harmonic Exciter

Is there any use for a multiband harmonic exciter? A harmonic exciter, I thought and correct me if I’m wrong, adds a high frequency “touch” to a sound. Couldn’t an EQ do the same thing? What would be the advantage

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Use of compressor on early records

I greatly appreciate this site. It is such a treat to be able to speak to experienced and knowledgeable mixers. Question: I know technology in the recording field has come far in the last 40 years, but compressors were around

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Fitting frequencies together

This is my first post on this forum. Somehow I lost my original post after I previewed it. I read the article “3D and the Art of Mixing,” I think it was called, where it discussed fitting frequencies together to

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Blending in a guitar solo

Dr. Doctor: How do you recommend blending a guitar solo into a song?  It’s tricky (for me anyway) becuase if you have other guitars they are basically taking up the same EQ space.  I don’t want to make it too

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Saturation

Hi Steve, I was watching some free samples of a mix training DVD, where the guy mentioned he always puts McDSP AC-1 on the mix bus and does his entire mix through it to add subtle distortion to make it

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EQ Low Cut

When you are mixing, do you use a low cut filter on the final mix and if so where? For example, on a mix will you set the low cut at 50Hz, or even higher?  If so, then how do

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