Mix Smart: Pro Audio Tips For Your Multitrack Mix

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Recording the perfect song is only half the recording process. Mixing is where the magic really happens and getting the perfect mix is a challenge. Mixing remains one of the most illusive arts of the recording practice and can take a lifetime to master, but with Mix Smart getting a professional quality mix is completely within reach. Mix Smart will provide the reader with the skills and techniques to tap into their musicality and express it through multitrack mixing. Taking the essential components of mixing the author walks through the tools and how to use them, teaching a straight forward mixing strategy to help the reader avoid time costing mistakes and unproductive mixes. The reader will have the tools and learn how to use them to create successful, artistic mixes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240814858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 666,266
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Case is an Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and internationally. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of art and science.

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Table of Contents

The Mix Mindset
Music Balance
Mental Balance
Mix Smart

Mixing techniques
A basic mix
Mix Automation

Audio Signals

Devices for spectral modification
Non EQ equalization

Narrowing Dynamic Range
Production Strategies
Learning to hear compression

Expansion and Gating
Increasing dynamic range
Production strategies

Production strategies

Pitch Shifting
Production strategies

Production strategies

Future Proof Mix Skills

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    BOOK REVIEW by Bill Treadwell Big Bear Computer Club February 1

    by Bill Treadwell
    Big Bear Computer Club
    February 19, 2012
    Bernard, Sheila Curran (2011) Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen - 3rd Edition. Focal Press Burlington, MA
    Big Bear Computer Club Rating System 1 TO 5 Bears, 5 Bears Being Best

    The third edition of Documentary Storytelling is a very thorough, methodically organized, comprehensive writing documenting the “how to” in the documentary filmmaking industry. Bernard presents a culmination of best practices that can guide you through all of the nuances of promoting, funding, and producing a documentary film with impact.
    Change a few words around and some chapter titles; you can gain an enlarged scope morphing into writing biographical historical books using screen scripting techniques. For example, Barnard wrote, “Ideally, there is positive collaboration between the expert and the filmmaker that serves to enrich the film.” This statement can be morphed to say …there is a positive collaboration between the expert and the author that serves to enrich the book, which was the intent of this reviewer to glean while reading Documentary Storytelling.
    Documentary Storytelling is chucked full of documentary films that were used to clarify and drive documentary filmmaking techniques home. In fact, you feel, at times, that you experience these documentaries through Bernard’s literary examples rather than seeing the actual film. You are enriched with actual documentaries that have been made and provided their storyline demonstrating each documentary’s intent, purpose, and focus. Peppered throughout her writing, Bernard says in several ways that the documentary films are to be created from an honest integrative perspective without stretching or obfuscating the truth. When it comes to truth, there is usually more than one side to a story.
    Given that the intent of the Documentary Storytelling is to provide the ins and outs with rules and procedures on how to go about doing all phases of creating documentary films, Bernard has an out, “Storytelling is an art, not a science. Go with your gut. If the film is great, who cares what ‘rules’ you broke.” So, there is plenty of room to be creative within the guidelines Bernard provides ranging from story basics, timing, acts, and voice narration to planning, research, shooting and editing.
    Are you creating just another documentary or is it something that people will want to talk about? Documentary Storytelling can help you organize a film that people will talk about.

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