tjmidge wrote:Robomb wrote:tjmidge wrote:Robomb wrote:Hey Everyone!
I have a question about mixing, more specifically panning. I know the kick/bass should be panned dead center and in mono, but I was wondering about higher freq stuff. For example, I hear the claps and snares panned to the side, but Im not exactly sure about high hats, white noise, and lead sounds. I read somewhere that you should pan the lead out to the sides to make room for the bass and kick, but Im wondering how to do that without muddying the claps and everything else panned to the side. Does it have to do with eqing everything?
im quite careful with panning, i mean sometimes i have heavy panning with background sounds like maybe automating the panning but as far as percs and hats etc go im quite conservative. sometimes i do use stereo spreaders and stuff but i usually leave the actual panning on the mixer right till the end when doing the final mixdown. remember aswell not all bass should be mono...just sub bass. some bass can reach into higher frequencys where u wont want them to be centred. with claps for example i might use 3 sounds...and treat them slightly differently....one slightly left one slightly right and one centre, usually compress them together but i might use different EQs or reeverbs on each individual sound. obviously panning and EQ is making your space but remember the actual levels are important aswell, some sounds you might have right in the background which are panned, and these really make a difference even if they are sitting in the background. making everything sound wide is sweet but remember you can go too wide!
Thank you very much!
As for bass, around what frequency should I put in mono? Should I split the bass into two tracks and put a LP filter on one and a HP filter on the other?
i normally put below 150hz to mono! you can split your bass then EQ them seperately yes but a handy little tool is something called otiumfx basslane (or something like that lol) but its free and basically what id does is u set your cutoff point and anything below the cut off is summed to mono, handy little tool! but yeh u cud split your basses and EQ them accordingly. that little free plug in is pretty sweet tho i use it regularly, saves on CPU aswell coz ur using less channels, EQs etc.
Oh wow that sounds exactly like what I need. Thank you so much!