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Music 265B Week 12 Mixing Part 3

PDF version available HERE We’re almost done with the mixing phase. So far, we used various plug-ins to shape the tone & texture of each individual instrument. For the rest of the mixing phase, we will focus on Blending & Balancing our tracks together in context. This can be a vague term with many different meanings, but for now, think of blending & balancing as an attempt to recreate the live performance of a band on stage. We will use the Pan knobs to spread the band around on stage within the left & right spectrum, and the Faders to…

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Music 265c Lesson 3: Panning and Automation

PDF version is available HERE Every sound we hear comes from a specific location relative to where we are: somewhere to the left or right of our ears, near or far away. When mixing for film, we mix from the camera’s perspective. Imagine two characters facing each other in a room with an open window on one wall, and an open door on the other. If the camera switches from one actor’s perspective to the other, then each person is in the center of the camera’s perspective (the center of the screen), but the sound coming through the door and…

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