Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > General Discussion & Off Topic > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-08-2001, 03:17 PM
KamaSutra77 KamaSutra77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,284
Default Purpose of Eq: The perfect mix

So what's the perfect mix? everything exactly equal all elements having room to be heard? or just whatever works? Your thoughts?

And secondly: When doing a final mix (master if you will) What do you do? where do you begin?
__________________
Huh?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2001, 03:13 AM
666 666 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 267
Default Re: Purpose of Eq: The perfect mix

Great question. I'm wondering too.
My experience with PT equalizers is: ABUSE EQ: i boost a freq 36dB (!) and it works!!!!!!

Anyway i think that the Pleasant mix secret is.... EARLY REFLECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!
but no software is able to recreate a credible ER. So i record in different resonant rooms (not reverberant) and it's fantastic to hear the distance being printed to disk.
then i EQ, very strongly, to give every track a dominant freq. (naturly not for Jazz or classics!!)

------------------
somewhere in the planet

[This message has been edited by 666 (edited May 09, 2001).]
__________________
somewhere on the planet
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2001, 06:27 AM
KamaSutra77 KamaSutra77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,284
Default Re: Purpose of Eq: The perfect mix

Thanks, good idea. Yesterday I tried another idea out, using slap delay at very low mixed levels to give drums a tubbyness they didnt have, worked well across the mix as well. Otherwise What i've done (and I'm no mastering engineer) is to take a look at the spectrum of each track using paz (waves plugin) then adjust that track and others balancing them so that nothing really sticks out of overlaps the others at the peaks. seems to work, but I havnt really dug in a and gone to town with this idea, just some rough stuff. Appreciate any other suggestions or ways of working
__________________
Huh?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the purpose of these lines? sb_stefan Pro Tools 10 5 05-29-2013 01:04 AM
General purpose PC and DAW? jc7 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 3 04-10-2009 02:02 PM
Multi Purpose Mac GTBannah 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 7 09-24-2007 05:45 PM
all-purpose mic pre thoughts? tabnetic 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 13 11-10-2004 05:10 AM
Purpose of overheads? Bezo 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 15 01-16-2004 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com