mixing

  1. ChrisSiuMusic

    3 Important Tips to Mix a Live Instrument into an Orchestral Mockup (ft. Tina Guo)

    Hi friends! In today's video, let's answer a widely asked question: How do you go about mixing live instruments in with an orchestral mockup? Let's discuss 3 considerations, and I hope you'll find these useful and practical for your own workflow. Please enjoy! In case you'd like to hear the...
  2. Soundiron Team

    Tips & Tricks: Creating A Realistic Orchestral Space with Reverb

    In this Tips & Tricks video, Craig Peters shows you his approach to creating a realistic orchestral space with LiquidSonics Cinematic Rooms reverb. He shows you how to take dry orchestral instruments and place them into a beautiful hall, how to make more reverberant samples sound dry, using...
  3. amadeus1

    A Quick Illustration of my Mixing process, plugins, and sample libraries that I use to get broadcast quality

    Hi guys, I go through some plugins I usually use when mixing a cue and the steps I take to refine the sound to get broadcast quality. Best, Bill
  4. berlin87

    Experiment/Composition: Red, Purple, Orange – Colours of the Orchestra

    Hi everyone, I wanted to experiment with the various 'colours' within an orchestra, from growling bassoons to sugarcoated French horns. Wouldn't dare to call this an actual composition, but it taught me a great deal about orchestration and how to work with VSTs. (That said, I think the...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    How the Harmonic Series Makes Orchestration SO Much Easier

    Hi everyone! I hope you're well. I wanted to share with you a concept that not enough people talk about, and it really can make or break an orchestral arrangement: the harmonic series. I think many people have a natural ear for what sounds muddy or clear in an arrangement, but hopefully this...
  6. ethanay

    A very simple, compact analog-style recording and mixing signal chain and workflow?

    (I had a hard time choosing which sub forum to post this in, it's about gear and workflow, but I think mainly gear) TLDR I'm looking to put together my first dedicated (literally, tiny!) music production space. It will mostly be focused on composition, arrangement, recording and mixing...
  7. nuyo

    How to get that fat JXL, 2WEI sound

    The question might sound simple to you but I'm sure a lot of people face the same or a similiar problem. My own mix sounds always much thinner than my reference tracks. There is usually to much harshness in the highs, a lack of stereo depth and "lowiness". When I compare them to other tracks...
  8. Caladrius

    Modern Orchestral Instrumental - Feedback

    Hey! Would love to see some feedback on this: I'll add a poll cause it's easier for people who don't want to comment. Comments would be appreciated, though.
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    Mixing Orchestral Music Live! My Personal Approach

    Hi friends! In the start of this new series, I'm so excited to take you through a live mixing demonstration of my newest piece 'Path to Freedom'. In this first part, we'll explore taking our tracks and organizing them in a simple and clean way. Please enjoy! Every subsequent part will be...
  10. Cory Pelizzari

    Placing Instruments in a Space (pt.2)

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  11. IKMultimedia

    Total Studio Spectacular - Up to 75% off Total Studio 2 MAX

    Total Studio Spectacular Save up to 75% on Total Studio 2 MAX! Now more than ever, we all need powerful tools to fuel our creativity. Total Studio 2 MAX provides an incredibly diverse set of music creation tools - a huge bundle of music software with which you can create anything from...
  12. ricoderks

    CSB New Mixing test

    Hi all, I dont really like the out of the box sound from CSB but i love the library very much. I finally took proper time to make the sound Ilike. Mainly wider imaging, EQ and reverb. Any advice or feedback would be very welcome.
  13. Ben

    Easter Special: All MIR Products 38% Off!

    Until the 14.04.2020 all MIR products are 38% off! If you still don't own MIR, you should check it out! It also works with all sound sources, not only virtual instruments but also recordings! Just to be clear: MIR Pro is more then just a reverb ;)
  14. Cory Pelizzari

    (April Fools) How to Make EPIC Trailer Music

    I hope you're all coping well enough during this global crisis. We all need a little pick-me-up now and then.
  15. MoeWalsaad

    Cubase + VEP mixing workflow that works?

    Hello, I recently introduced VEPro to my workflow on Cubase, and I have struggles regarding rendering my tracks/stems on Cubase to preparing them to the mixing stage, I tried the following. 1 - I tried the "Render in place" function, but it renders all the VEPro midi outputs so I end up with a...
  16. gh0stwrit3r

    Mixing Orchestral Music Review - Joël Dollié about Valse Mystique

    In this video I show you a review on my orchestral music track Valse Mystique by Joël Dollié. He is a professional mixing engineer. I think a review done by a professional out of the music industry is gold for us home-based bedroom composers. We're not professionals in all the areas we need to...
  17. M

    What orchestral templates cover and how to arrange it?

    Hi everyone, i'm quite new in here, probably my first post. I was searching for the most suitable orchestral template for my workflow (Cubase 10 Artist + MBP 2015 16gigs ram and i7) but probably heavy load of samples or something else, quite staggering to work. I mostly use Spitfire Symphony...
  18. Cory Pelizzari

    Open Back & Closed Back Headphones Demystified

    Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  19. S

    VGM - Title Track - mix feedback

    Hey guys, I scored a video game and for the first time, did a take on mixing stuff myself as well. I'd love to hear some feedback on the mix and tips on how to improve. This ist the Title Track to the game (a japanese, roundbased battle game) Thanks a lot in advance and have a great day!
  20. filipjonathan

    Orchestra reverb

    Hey guys! A quick question. When you're using an aux reverb with your sampled orchestra, how do you eq the verb? Do you cut everything below 100Hz? 80? 50? I would normally cut everything below 300Hz when mixing pop music but since I'm new to the orchestral stuff, I wasn't sure if you actually...
  21. D

    Mixing and mastering track for live performance with a pop-rock band

    Hello! Does anyone have experience with mixing and mastering track for live performance with a pop-rock band ? Should it be raw as possible? Is loudness important and is there any standard numbers? Thanks!
  22. FilmScoringAcad

    Art, Craft, Business of Scoring - 40% OFF CyberMonday Only

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  23. RichiCarter

    Opinions Desperately Needed On How To Fix My Mix...

    Hey guys, I've been getting a bit frustrated really. Essentially I've decided to take a variety of tracks, spanning the past few years, and condense them down into an E.P. The drama is as well that I've recently changed machines and most of the original mixes have been lost, which means I only...
  24. Vsevolod

    Sonnox Inflator for Orchestra

    Hello! Does anyone else use Sonnox Inflator to saturate your orchestral soundtracks? This plugin was a revelation for me, although some say that it is already old. I add it to Master Bus. I love the effect knob at a position of 30 to 50%. Could you set this to 100%? I feel the maximum...
  25. Soundiron Team

    How To Compose A Dramatic Cue (Soundiron Session)

    In this episode of Soundiron Session Craig Peters takes you through his track "Lost At Sea". This was a demo written for ']Sonespheres 3 - Current, which is our newest release in collaboration with Film/TV composer Blake Ewing. Craig deconstructs the track giving you insight into the thought...
  26. xanderscores

    Is MIR still a useful tool with so many "reverbed" libraries out there?

    I have a question, a fairly basic (hopefully not stupid) one: Since most libraries these days have several mic positions and therefore include the reverb and the positioning of the instrument (section) within the orchestra - is there still use for a tool like MIR? Would it add anything to my...
  27. Andrew Sniahirou

    Online mixing service - Soundchop Studio

    Do you want your music to sound loud and punchy? Soundchop Studio will help you turn your recorded tracks into studio quality releases! Hi, my name is Andrew Sniahirou, and I’m a sound engineer at Soundchop Studio. I offer mixing and mastering of guitar music – all kinds of metal, rock, and...
  28. Soundiron Team

    How To Compose A Horror Theme (Soundiron Session)

    In this special Halloween edition of Soundiron Session Craig Peters takes you through his composition inspired by horror. Musical themes in film scores can connect you to the story and characters in a very emotional way, and horror films are no different. Craig deconstructs his track showing...
  29. Time+Space

    60% off Zynaptiq Intensity + free Zero-G Elektrolytic sample library worth £42!

    With just one control, Zynaptiq Intensity can add immense clarity and body to your mixes that can normally only be achieved with many plug-ins chained together! Process individual tracks like speech, SFX, instruments – including guitars, bass and piano – as well as full mixes, multi-channel...
  30. V

    Need help with early reflections...

    Hey everybody, I’ve been doing a deep dive and trying to learn as much as I can about reverb and using sends (instead of just putting a reverb on the instrument channel). One thing I’ve seen a lot of people do is create multiple sends for different types of reverbs or for different instrument...
  31. Soundiron Team

    How To Create Your Own Ambiences | Tips & Tricks

    Recording and sound-designing your own atmospheric drones, ambiences, and pads is a great way to give your music a personal touch. In this video Nathan Boler give you a few tips on how you can get started making your own ambiences from recording to post processing. Make sure to subscribe to...
  32. Kubler

    Sony Room Tone : how to use it ?

    Hi everyone ! I discovered this freebie recently and was a bit puzzled at first. I guess it is meant to add an element of realism and cohesiveness to a mix made of perfectly processed virtual libraries. I read someone's comment that said it added some kind of subtle "texture" to the sound...
  33. Bluemount Score

    Working FASTER for best results

    Some of my best melodies and ideas came from having a spontaneous idea. The creative flow suddenly becomes unstoppable but you can never predict when that's gonna happen. On other days, I can sit there for hours without any satisfying idea, no matter what and how hard I try. When a long-term...
  34. P

    How useful is all this stuff?

    So there's a pretty sweet deal it seems over here https://www.jrrshop.com/izotope-music-essentials-bundle but I'm not sure how useful most of this stuff is. I could see immediate use for RX elements for the use of the noise removal as I'm currently working on a sample library of my own, but it...
  35. Manaberry

    Struggling with mixing: New monitors or AI?

    Hi everyone. I've been struggling lately (more like for few months tbh) with my tracks, especially on the low/mid range frequencies. I still have to learn a lot on the EQ/Mastering side but... I have this feeling... argggg.. the feeling that my monitors are good, but not that good for what I'm...
  36. kessel

    MAutoDynamicEQ experiences?

    Hi, I'm working on several tracks and getting slowly to the point where I will start the mixing and mastering processes. I've been putting some mixing and mastering plugins in my future purchases list during the last months and I already own the elements version of iZotope's Ozone 8 and Neutron...
  37. beyd770

    ELI5: Mixes in headset sounds great, in friends monitor sounds shit - why?

    I'm a beginner in both mixing and mastering, and this issue is apparent in all my mixes. I make something in my DAW, mixing it with my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro cans, and then sending the mix to my friend for him to record guitars, bass etc. The first time I was visiting him, I was shocked about...
  38. Daniele Nasuti

    SOUNDTRACK Inuyasha - Difficult Situation (needs something more?)

    Here I tried to do this cover as the original and I would know if it needs something more, specially about mixing and sounds (This is the first time I try to do an orchestral piece and also to mix a track) Let me know what you think about and where can I improve, thank you!!! :) This is mine...
  39. Transients

    Prepare Song for Mixing

    Hi When composing cinematic orchestral music with kontakt sample libraries and a huge number of kontakt instances and instrument tracks with midi note information. How do you guys prepare a song for mixing? When the composing part is finished and its time to start mixing the song, everything...
  40. M

    Mixing tips podcast

    ive recently started listening to the mastering show podcast with Ian Sheppard. It’s pretty great. But I would love suggestions for a similar thing that covers tips and tricks for mixing. I’ve been listening a bit to success with music, but looking for something a bit more geeked out. Thanks
  41. Oliver

    MetricAB today for Sale at Plugin Alliance - Anyone using it?

    https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/adptr_metricab.html?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Metric+AB+%2439+%F0%9F%8E%AF+24+hours+only%21&utm_campaign=STAR+FOR+ONE+DAY+ADPTR+Audio+Metric+AB+190309 I am looking for something like this for some time. This is normally...
  42. JaikumarS

    Similar plugin - Patcher Plugin(FL studio) for other DAWs

    Hi, Looking for a Similar plugin - Patcher Plugin(FL studio) for other DAWs(mainly for signal flow). Thank you. - JS
  43. JaikumarS

    Plugin to position the signal XYZ

    Looking for a third party plugin to position the signal in XYZ(spacing) similar to the one in fruity loops. Thank you.
  44. dman007

    How do you do orchestral mixing for trailers, film, tv and games ?

    How do you do orchestral mixing (and mock-ups) for trailers, film, tv and games ? So, I've done this in different ways. But which way do you prefer? Where do you place different sections of the orchestra in the stereo field? Do you put bass string parts central or to the right? Where do you pan...
  45. SBK

    Headphones 300 Euros with much bass and quality sound for mixing-mastering?

    Hey guys, I like speakers and headphones with lots of bass, and in general I use to make better mixes when hearing lots of bass that I can feel it! Anyone knows a good headphone pair with strong bass that you can feel it but also be high quality for mixing and mastering? Would love to hear...
  46. I

    Mix Suggestions for my Piece Hollywood Fanfare

    Hi everyone, I've been following these forums for a few years now, and have learned some really great stuff from all the generous contributions that the community has provided. But I've reached a point where what I really need is some direct feedback from people who are much more experienced...
  47. S

    Mixing service for composers

    Hi, I'm working on creating a mixing service for composers. Would love to hear your thoughts about it. Is it useful to you? are prices affordable? My goal is creating a service which composers might need or be interested in. http://santiagolinietsky.com Any thoughts are welcome :)
  48. Beat Kaufmann

    Free: Orchestra Tracks! ...to practice mixing

    The tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra" tutorial uses files from whole orchestral pieces to solve a variety of tasks (compression, panning, EQ tasks, mixing whole instrument sections, etc.). I am happy to make all these orchestra-track- files available to you for free. Visit for download them...
  49. Paul T McGraw

    Dvorak 9th Mixing Feedback Please

    Will you please give me some mixing feedback? My ears are not as good as they once were and I need to know if I am on the right track. The piece used is the Dvorak Symphony 9 Fourth Movement. I have only finished the exposition section. This is 100% VSL plus the Spitfire Symphonic Strings. All...
  50. J

    UAD Plugins and latency

    Hi guys! I'm considering offloading my DAW with a UAD Satellite Octo. I know that the plugins sound great, but I'm a little concerned with latency since the data has to travel from the computer to the UAD box and back. What are your experiences? Has it gotten any better? Cheers!