11 Synth的混合

Don't commit cardinal sin after cardinal sin when it comes to mixing / programming your hardware or software synthesizer. The following 11 tips are what every self-respecting producer should know.  


1. Too Much Filter Resonance


2. Mixing Synth Basses On Heaphones


3. Using the Same Patches Non-Stop

3. Using the Same Patches Non-Stop


4. Stacking Synth Basses


5. Forgetting to Filter Those Big Pads!


Forgetting to Filter Those Big Pads!

6. Use More Than One Step Sequencer Pattern!


Use More Than One Step Sequencer Pattern!

7. Forgetting About Line Noise


Forgetting About Line Noise

8. Forgetting to Save Patches!


9. Use Sync As Much as You Can!


10. Adding Too Many Instruments!


11. Forgetting the Song Underneath All the Electronics


Forgeting the Song Underneath All the Electronics



Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More


Good things to keep in mind, for sure!

#2 is not necessarily true with the right headphones — in fact due to proximity and tightness, you may actually reap the rewards of more accurate bass in headphones. In my case, it's a necessity due to hearing impairment with speaker positioning. I know this is atypical but it's my great comfort.

The sub-bass on the now-discontinued-but-too-awesome Sony MDR-XB700 is phenomenal and generous without being flabby. For anyone skeptical, I implore you to check out a pair for yourself.

Also re: #11, yeah, technical skills shouldn't overshadow the song itself. Contrasts within a track can be very powerful — such as a light/minimal intro leading up to an intense and dense climax. Another simple thing to do is, if your mix is too crowded and you don't want to simply disable certain tracks, well, just tremendously soften them. It's intriguing how these "shadows" still have a presence in the final mix. Even if they're barely heard... they can still be felt!
Really cool read :) thanks
Al Jonson
I agree with all stated, but I really appreciate #2 RE: Bass mix in headphones. Your comment is a confirmation to a personal experience. My mix seemed great in my Seinheiser Headphones, but when I played the song via my trucks sound sys., the low-end/floor caused distortion. Nice article, clear and true.

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