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Fundamentals of Mixing | Podcast

Mark Mynett - Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production at Huddersfield University

In the final episode of this 5 part series, Mark Mynett, sound engineer and senior lecturer at Huddersfield University, gives us an in-depth look at how to process and mix the various elements of a song recorded using live instruments.

Show Notes


00:16 - Introduction
01:36 - Mix Preparation: Performance Edits and Mix Groups
01:00 - Polarity Summation
07:27 - Waveform Edits and Gating
09:48 - Multing
10:20 - Drum Sample Implementation
10:57 - Three Approaches To Mixing
12:56 - Master Buss Processing
14:28 - Compression and EQ: Signal Chain Order
16:07 - Compression Topology
19:43 - Drums: Compression, Signal Stability, Transient Design and Colouration
32:53 - Drums: Parallel Compression
37:09 - Drums: EQ
47:45 - Drums: Reverb Processing
49:40 - Bass: Compression and EQ
54:38 - Acoustic Guitar: Compression and EQ
56:19 - Harmonically Distorted Electric Guitar: EQ, Dynamic EQ and Multi-band Compression
60:28 - Vocals: Compression and EQ
65:46 - Vocals: Effects Processing

Mark Mynett - Biog

As well as being Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production at Huddersfield University, UK, Mark Mynett is a live music front-of-house engineer, as well as a record producer/engineer/mix and mastering engineer. Mainly focused on indie, rock and metal genres, he produces from his own studio – Mynetaur Productions – where he recently completed the latest My Dying Bride album ‘The Ghost of Orion’: referred to by Dom Lawson (The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Prog, Classic Rock) as "a master class in modern metal production”.

Mark is also the author of the Metal Music Manual (instructional book for producing contemporary metal music).

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