Mixing a small number of channels while retaining the full frequency spectrum, intimacy, and dynamics may be the pinnacle of the craft.
Key aspects that result in better mixes, with more gain before feedback and improved coverage – the magic won’t happen without understanding the basics.
Looking at the basics of mixing vocals against backing tracks, along with the story behind the “music disc versus data disc” conundrum.
Considering how our subconscious mind reacts to music and audio (and other things) while our conscious mind is still in the process of evaluating and gathering information.
Deconstructing the old “you can’t really hear that” line with a logical and effective bit of reasoning based on understanding and expertise.
Considering whether point source loudspeakers might be right for the toolbox as well as the particular needs of certain applications.
A veteran who’s worked on both sides offers experiences, observations and insights.
An eye-opening exercise that can bring us to another level of “awareness” with music, which can positively impact the mix.