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Old 02-17-2010, 01:12 AM
ajazzie ajazzie is offline
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Red face 3 piece mix problem

Hey all,
I am currently mixing a 3 piece, no hassles normally except cant seem to find a spot for the main instrument, an accoustic guitar. I am having a hassle finding a spot for it as they dont want overdubs, just a simplistic 3 piece, drums, acc guit and bass.

Normally I pan it to one side, delay to the other or copy the track, pan to the other side and delay it or just use one and slightly off centre does the trick, however all these methods are sounding too full or to sparse.
I realize i am ranting and the only way to fix this is to get back into the studio and kick my ass, just feeling the pressure of having to have it finished in two days,so ive probably answered my own question really.

Any how , any suggestions welcome, sometimes the simple clean sounds with space are the hardest to create.

Hmmmmmmmmm............Peace to you all.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: 3 piece mix problem

Leave the guitar centered too, and spread it with a nice reverb. I'd suggest Princeton Digital 2016 stereo room or Eventide Reverb, those are my favourites for ag, but I could do just as well with TC VSS3, ReVibe or Sonnox Reverb if a client should insist.

Oh, and use different reverbs for different parts when you have 'em all centered. And don't forget that sometimes using two subtler reverbs on one source will sound nicer than one that makes a point of itself...
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