Tip 12 – Why do your mixes sound ‘Muddy’ and Soft?

why your mix sounds muddy and soft

You might have heard people speak about the term ‘muddy’ when it comes to your mix downs. And possibly you’ve wondered what they meant with that. Or perhaps you already know but haven’t been able to figure out how to fix it. No worries, we’ve got you covered. In this feature ‘tips & tricks’ we’ll focus on what exactly a … Read More

Tip 11 – Sidechaining your Reverb / Delay

Sidechaining

So, you probably use a form of delay or reverb in every single track right? It’s a great way to give a sound some movement, make it more interesting, smooth out the sounds a bit (I mean, that’s why your vocals sound so good in the bathroom), or push it towards the back of the mix a little. It’s very … Read More

Tip 10 – Mixing in Mono

Tips10 Mixing in Mono

Now since we’ve had a few tips about stereo imaging so far, and all the focus nowadays seems to be how to get everything to sound as wide as possible, I’d like to go down a different route and actually focus on the mono. As I’ve explained in my previous tips, the mono (or mid) information in a sound is … Read More

Tip 03 – EQ’ing the high frequencies

It’s not all about that bass! Everyone who has been producing for some time has read it somewhere: Get rid of the low frequencies of sounds that don’t need these frequencies, to clear up the mud and make room in your mix. And while a lot of people frantically follow this rule, they completely forget about the high frequencies. So once they … Read More