Mix and Master Yourself – Quick Mix Guide (Part 7)

Gearing towards the end of your mixing process, you’ll want to start adding your own unique touches – if you haven’t started already.

While mixing involves cleaning-up the sound, balancing, and placing instruments within the sonic environment, it also involves playing with effects loops.

Previously, we have talked about compressors, EQs, reverbs, and delays. However, there are so much more. From chorus, to flanger, phaser, distortion, etc., there is a multitude of ways on adding a person flavor to it.

Get familiar with the sounds of the effects and see which compliments the artistic vision of the piece. It may be one, none, or all! Also, be sure to get acquainted with the effect’s parameters to know the different knob controls. Above all else, experiment and gave fun!

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