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Spill Can Be Your Friend! | Podcast

Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips By Mike Senior
Published October 2020
Mike Senior Podcast

Many project-studio users seem to go to enormous lengths to reduce spill, but this frequently proves counterproductive, undermining the final mix. In this episode, Mike Senior demonstrates several ways spill can actually improve the sound of your productions, as well as making the mixdown stage quicker and easier.

Show Notes

Chapters

00:00 - Introduction
01:22 - Tonal Enhancement
05:58 - Blend Enhancement
08:29 - Salvaging Mix Problems Using Spill
10:37 - Top Tips For Mixing With Spill

24-bit Podcast Download

If you'd like to listen more critically to the audio examples, you can download a high-resolution 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV of this whole podcast episode here:

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Credits

This month's episode features audio examples from the following productions:

  • Marcus Boeltz, Christian Bolz & Tobias Knecht (band-tracking session)

You can read about this one-room recording session in the following Sound On Sound 'Session Notes' columns:

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/session-notes-multi-purpose-recordings

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/session-notes-editing-full-band-recordings

  • Spektakulatius: 'Forever Young' & 'Is You Is Or Is You Ain't'

Download the full raw multitracks for 'Is You Is Or Is You Ain't' from https://cambridge-mt.com/ms/mtk/#Spektakulatius

Read about the recording, mixing, and mastering of all these songs in the following Sound On Sound 'Session Notes' & 'Mix Rescue' columns:

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/session-notes-spektakulatius

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/mix-rescue-spektakulatius

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/mix-rescue-spektakulatius-0

  • Jesper Buhl Trio: 'What Is This Thing Called Love'

Download the full raw multitracks from https://cambridge-mt.com/ms/mtk/#JesperBuhlTrio

Read about Mike's mix of this project in the following Sound On Sound 'Mix Rescue' column:

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/mix-rescue-jazz-trio

  • Trafficker: 'My Father Never Loved Me'

Download the full raw multitracks from https://cambridge-mt.com/ms/mtk/#Trafficker

Read about Mike's mix of this project in the following Sound On Sound 'Mix Rescue' column:

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/mix-rescue-trafficker

  • Brushes Held Like Hammers (band-tracking session)

You can read about this one-room recording session in the following Sound On Sound 'Session Notes' column:

www.soundonsound.com/techniques/session-notes-reducing-spill

Mike Senior headshot photo.Presenter: Mike Senior — Biog

Mike Senior is a professional audio engineer, regular SOS contributor, and author of the best-selling books Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio and Recording Secrets For The Small Studio. He runs the Cambridge-MT educational resources site (including the web's largest free multitrack download library) and hosts two monthly independent podcasts, Project Studio Tea Break and the Cambridge-MT Patrons Podcast.


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Published October 2020