Mix Smart: Pro Audio Tips For Your Multitrack Mix prepares you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, by putting true professional quality mixing within your reach. This book is broken down effect by effect (EQ, compression, expansion, delay, pitch shift, reverb), with strategies detailed for the most important pop instruments (vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys). Future proof, ear-opening strategies to empower your inner-musician. Demystify the technical, making the tools of the mix rig accessible - analog and digital, outboard and in the box, stereo and surround.
Alex Case shows you not just how to mix well, but how to Mix Smart! Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster. This book is for everyone who mixes - studio, live, music, film, games, and broadcast.
Alex Case is an Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and internationally. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of art and science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Mix Mindset Chapter 2. Approaching Your First Mix Chapter 3. Equalization Chapter 4. Distortion Chapter 5. Compression and Limiting Chapter 6. Expansion and Gating Chapter 7. Mix Strategies: Expansion and Gating Chapter 8. Delay Chapter 9. Pitch Shift Chapter 10. Reverb Chapter 11. Future-proof Mix Skills Appendix A: Plugging in Appendix B: Audio Signals Appendix C: mixed Automation Appendix D: Listening List