Let’s debunk some mixing myths today, David Letterman style.
Here are 10 common myths about mixing:
#10 – “I need big 8-inch monitors and a subwoofer to adequately mix the low end.”
Yes, bigger loudspeakers produce more low frequencies, but that doesn’t mean you NEED them. I’ve never owned anything bigger than a 6-inch speaker, and I know lots of engineers who mix all day long on 5 and 6-inch monitors.
#9 – “I need to compress every track in the session by default.”
You can substitute the word “compress” with anything. Doing certain things “by default” is lazy. There are tracks I almost always compress, but I … get this … LISTEN to them before slapping on a compressor.
Make sure it actually NEEDS what you’re about to do to it. [read]