|I like to consider the harmonic content of the music when trying to blend sources via EQ, PAN and DYNAMICs processing. Reduce voice masking before boosting an EQ and chances are good you won't need to boost at all. And you won't need much compression to make the mix pop either. |
To this end--Cutting freqs that cloud the fundamental and its fifth can really help to reveal all parts of the mix while retaining the essential punchiness in the low end. Further, this approach puts you in the mindset of "what can I cut out, so that I can hear such and such voice more clearly" rather than the circular and self defeating "turn me up and then turn up all the stuff that I just covered up" approach. You know u have been there.
Here is a useful link (for western music anyway):
On Mar 13, 2012, at 12:49 PM, bill bigrig wrote:
This may be inane, but I love my Paia "Stack-in-a-box". Tube overdrive, cab sim, etc. They also offer a "Quadrafuzz". I'm still building it so can't vouch for it yet. In front of the "SITB" it might add even more sound. You have to build them though. If you can solder, you're set.