It’s been awhile since I posted a mix but that’s because I have been super busy. I just started a new job, and finished wrapping up two mixing/production projects. So, anyways back into it.
This song was pretty straightforward from an arrangement standup but what it lacked in that department it made up in lead and background vocals. I think it was around 8 tracks in total for all the parts. I split the vocals into two separate busses, one for lead and one for background vocals. To add some movement and distinction to the background vocals I used the Soundtoys MicroShift and PanMan to do some Leslie style treatments. I left the lead vocals alone because they were already double tracked, maybe just a little bit of reverb.
One other area that I also seem to agonize over is the balance of kick drum and bass guitar. I have found that it’s best to mix at a middle to lower volume with my main monitors and when it’s time to balance the low end, switch to my trusty Audio Technica ATH-50x headphones. These do a great job of revealing the sub low end (20hz-50hz range) but not over powering like other headphones.
Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!