Hey guys, I know there isnt a simple reciepe for a good mix, but there are good starting points to jump off from. I read somewhere earlier in my home recording days about HPF and LPF settings for instruments... Of course I didnt pay much attention then, I just wanted to quickly lay down some tracks, add in some drums and be amazed by my own magnificance (so I thought at the time). Anyway, here is my question:
Where should a guitars frequency start and end?
Wher should a bass's frequency start and end?
Kick, snare, toms, cymbols... You get the point...
As I said, I know there isn't a cookie cutter soulution for this, I'm just looking for a starting point to get me in the right direction.
Last night I decided to set up HPF's and LPF's on each of my instruments in a mix based on where I thought they should be... It was the ugliest shit-pile mix I'd ever made... So, any idea's, theories, suggestions?
I should say that I am in Afghanistan right now as a contractor, I do not have my monitors, which makes mixing almost impossible... All I have are a pair of pretty decent monitor headphones (great for tracking guitar parts, horrible for trying to mix with). I am using a pod x3 for guitar sound, sonar 8 as my DAW, DKFH for drums, and no bass right now. Im not trying to make pro-sounding shit out here, I'd just like to be able to listen to a mix without punting my laptop arcoss the desert.