Lets say we have a small home recording band with less microphones to record drums and their guitars and stuff and we only have one guitar recording track. It will sound boring and dull.
Lets try a nice idea of mixing guitars and vocals mono to stereo.
This article will show you some ideas to make your mixes more clean, organic, natural and tactile by using a simple trick. All of us having the same problems from time to time in the studio. You've made a recording or a song and the sum of all instruments and sounds are not working. Your mix sounds scary, not clean and you cannot locate the different instruments.
Some of my clients always ask me how to mix their songs better with the main effects (FX) like reverbs
and delays and work out the depth of a song. I always tell and explain them the following simple
Reasons and Examples for Send-Return Channels and how I work with it and why.
The first principle of mastering is this: "changing anything affects everything" Bob Katz
A little walkthrough and some ideas to sounds better with your songs.
Make your Song sounds Clear and Boom!
Use a natural DC Offset/Subsonic Resonance removing by adding Highpass/Lowcut Filters in each Channel of your Song. In example: Kickdrums/Basses around 20-60Hz, Mid-Frequencies around 80-250Hz, Upper Mid Frequencies, Highs like Hihats, Cymbals, Rides and every FX you don't need in the Ground around 300-500Hz. That will save your Ground from a washy and muddy result.