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Workflow Wednesday met Headhunterz: Mixing
Headhunterz is erg actief op Instagram en trakteert z’n volgers dan ook dagelijks op nieuwe updates. Hoewel hij niet meer zo actief is op het gebied van hardstyle, is hij sinds een tijdje bezig met het geven van waardevolle studio-tips.
‘Workflow Wednesday’ noemt hij deze tips zelf. Aangezien veel van onze lezers zelf ook wel eens aan wat knopjes proberen te draaien in de studio zullen we deze tips iedere week op de website publiceren. Gisteren besloot hij om wat uit te leggen over ‘Mixing’. Lees en leer!
“This is something I had to learn by making many mixing mistakes over the years, until I finally adjusted my workflow to fix it. Many producers get too hung up on the low end. So many times I was totally feeling a track I was making, until I listened to it outside of the studio. I got so disappointed over and over, after the many hours of mixing I had put in. It was the energy coming from the low end that was misleading me into thinking my music was sounding good.
The solution came when I was on tour and started making music on my laptop. What I found was that when I came home and checked what I made on the road, it actually sounded really good already! The volumes were just right and the amount of reverb was perfect. I found that more than often, many eq-ing and stuff I was doing was completely unnecessary. When working on my laptop I was not thinking about mix but just doing what sounded right on laptop speakers. Consider that half the world is listening on laptop speakers!
When something sounds right on those, you’re already halfway there! The low end is just gonna be the final sauce that is going to sit underneath the already energetic sounding track and compliment it nicely when played on bigger systems. Work from top to bottom, instead of the other way around, and mixing might become easier for you. Somebody once said to me and it took me a while to realize this was true: Work on big speakers, you get a small mix. Work on small speakers, you get a big mix. Good luck!”