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ǝubıuǝǝɹıub

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.sıɥʇ ǝʞı1 ʇxǝʇ sǝʇɐɹǝuǝb ɥɔıɥʍ ǝʇıs ǝɥʇ punoɟ ʎpɐǝɹ1ɐ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ɹo ‘ʇɐq ɐ ǝɹɐ noʎ ‘ɹǝʌǝ1ɔ ʎʇʇǝɹd ɹǝɥʇıǝ ǝɹɐ noʎ uǝɥʇ ‘sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı

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November 7th, 2007 at 8:53 pm

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Mini-Mix 003

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I have recorded a new mix, using the Xone:3D mixer and Ableton Live software. This particular mix has lots of bass, so be sure to enjoy it on a speaker system with nice quality subs if you have one available. A good car stereo system, home theater , or set of high quality headphones will do the trick 🙂

Mini-Mix 003 Mini-Mix 003 : Download MP3

For anybody interested in technical details … I utilized something called Harmonic Mixing a lot in this mix. Basically that means taking the musical key of each track into consideration when creating transitions and selecting loops. Just like combining different keys on a piano will make different chords, combining loops in a similar fashion makes for a much more coherent mix.

I’m really just scratching the surface of harmonic mixing, but the results in my mind are pretty clearly an improvement. When mixing without regard for musical key, instruments tend to clash in subtle ways. Being conscious of the keys of your tracks, and choosing them carefully, is a very valuable heuristic for making a smoother mix.

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November 6th, 2007 at 12:26 am