Mixing and mixing techniques have been a topic of conversation for as long as recording music has been round. Mixing is the process of blending two or more signals into a cohesive signal using such tools as levels panning equalization dynamics and effects. Mixing is a very personal thing and in this assignment, I will attempt to identify what factors contribute to a good mix by comparing three articles I have sourced from three different websites and authors.
Thr first section of this essay will be brief a summary of the content of the three articles I have chosen. In the second section I will draw comparisons between the articles by dividing this section into sub sections on EQ, dynamics and effect and the overall differences and similarities between the articles. Finally I will draw a conclusion including how these articles are relevant to my Creative project to determine “what is a mix anyway?’(Taipale. 1988.Online. Accessed: 17.12.07).
2.1 First Article
The first article I have chosen is “Mixing Techniques” by Curt Taipale’(Taipale. 1988.Online. Accessed: 17.12.07).
Curt Taipale played in rock bands for around 12 years in 1980 he graduated from university with a degree in music, after he graduated he worked in studios and moved into acoustic science. He is most credible though for his workshops on live cathedral sound and in the late 80s there were over 3000 graduates from his work shops.
His article follows more of a informal approach more like a recount of events and following more of a post modern writing style with his ideas being left open to interpretation. This article talks more about his personal experience drawing inspiration and quotes from teachers he has had in the past. In this article Taipale talks about using studio mixing and microphone techniques in a live church and cathedral situation and vice versa. The author takes quotes from Sherman Keene’s book “Practical techniques for the recording engineer” which was...