Mix Smart: Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix by Alexander U. Case and published by Rutledge prepares you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality, by putting true professional quality mixing within your reach and by helping you express it through multitrack mixing.
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). Futureproof, ear-opening strategies to empower your inner musician. Demystify the technical, making tools of the mix rig accessible. Learn about analog and digital, outboard and in the box, and stereo and surround.
Alexander U. Case shows you how to mix well. Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster. This book is for everyone who mixes in the studio or live, and for music, film, games, and broadcast.
Table of Contents
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. Futureproof Mix Skills
Appendix A: Plugging In
Appendix B: Audio Signals
Appendix C: Mix Automation
Appendix D: Listening List