It’s a common problem: mixes that are too quiet.
While it’s often a good idea to mix at a lower, conservative volume (for a number of reasons, including not worrying about clipping the master fader), it can also present some challenges.
What’s the happy medium, the place where the mix can thrive without being too soft (or too loud?)
In this video, Joe provides perspective on the problem as well as a solution that’s proven to work quite well.
Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner. Note that Joe also offers highly effective training courses, including Understanding Compression and Understanding EQ.