Kevin Reeves - Mother (mixed and mastered by kjell159/Kaytar159) by kjell159 published on 2013/09/08 19:33:06 +0000 This is a mixing practice and is for educational purposes. You can find the free multitracks here: http://www.cambridge-mt.com/ms-mtk.htm The rights to this song go to the original artists. What I did: MIX Kick, snare, bass, room, overheads, tom2 and vocals centered. Tom1 and 3 panned in opposite to each other. Clean rythm guitar to the right and whirly to the left. (also not fully) Distorted guitar slightly to the left. Lead guitars panned like their names. (Fully to the left and right.) E.Q. on all the tracks, it aren't that much. I brought the kick drum out more in the presence range and boosted it around 66Hz. I got rid of a lot of (lower) midrange honky - and boxyness. The snare drum was kept pretty basic at the E.Q., some cuts and a little boost at the higher end. The three toms where E.Q.-ed quite similiar. A boost at the lower and higher end and a big, long cut (or a low Q) in the midrange. I also sometimes cut out the 66Hz range where the kick belongs. Further just a lot of basic E.Q. on the other tracks and high-passes on all tracks. Compression on most of the tracks. Harder compression on the vocal to make it more upfront and bring out the softer pieces. I made an extra basstrack where I put an (harmonic) exciter and a basic amp-plugin on to bring out the harmonics so the bass is a little clearer on smaller speakers. Further some 'enhancements' like a reverb on the second tom track. (Reverb on toms can sound really nice in my opinion.) A reverb on the clean guitar, a chorus on the two lead guitar tracks (not to heavy to keep the original tone and feel) and delay on the lead vocals. Also a chorus on the whirly to make it even bigger/wider because it is quite important/prominent in the mix. MASTER Basic E.Q., high-pass, low-pass around 17kHz. A slight boost in the 60-125 Hz range. A cut around 180Hz and in the muddy-range around 250Hz, around 500Hz, 850-1000Hz, 2.1 kHz, 5.5 kHz and around 7 kHz. Some boost in the presence range around 3kHz, around 6kHz and a high shelf at 7.8kHz. Multi-band-compression, quite heavy (high ratio) in the higher frequency range and harder (knee) at the lower band. Fast attack and slow release in the midrange - and higher band. A simple limiter to prevent it from clipping. Leave your comment(s) if you desire!