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Mixing for Depth & Space Explained®

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Chapter 1 : EQ & Clarity

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    Creating Space with EQ

    In this first video, Thomas covers how to use EQ to carve out specific frequency ranges for instruments. This allows for each track to have its own space inside of a mix.

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    Using Track Spacer for Clarity

    Learn how the Track Spacer VST from Wavesfactory can be used to bring clarity to your mixes. This is a dynamically side-chaining EQ plugin that makes it easy to create space for vocals or other instruments that are conflicting in a mix.

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    Adding Clarity to Mid Range

    This video demonstrates some EQ tips for creating a balanced mid range in your mixes. You'll also learn how mixing through EQ to simulate different speakers and how focusing your first EQ moves on the mid frequencies creates clearer, more uniform mixes.

Chapter 2 : Spatial & Modulation Effects

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    Creative Uses for Auto Pan

    Thomas shows how auto pan can be used to create dynamic stereo separation between tracks in a mix, which allows for more balanced mixes while also filling out the stereo spectrum.

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    Creating Width on Mono Recordings

    Discover techniques on how to take mono recordings and turn them into artificially doubled tracked recordings. This video also shows more natural sounding ways of creating stereo width on tracks.

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    Using Pre-Delays on Reverb

    Next up, Thomas demonstrates how to use pre-delay on a vocal to create a deeper sense of space on a reverb. Pre-delay lets you create larger sounding reverbs without washing out tracks in a mix.

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    Stacking Modulation & Spatial Effects

    Learn how modulation, delay, and reverb effects can be stacked to create heavily modulated signals that are also clear and crisp.

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    Making Reverb Clearer

    iscover how to create clearer reverb signals by applying compression and filtering, which lets you use heavy reverbs without interfering with the punch of a mix.

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    Adding Movement to Drums & Guitars

    Lean how flangers and phasers can be used to create subtle movement on drums and guitar, allowing for more musical sounding drum parts and interesting modulation on guitars.

Chapter 3 : Distortion & Compression

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    Distortion on Drum Busses

    Thomas now shows how to use distortion in multiple ways to enhance drum recordings, effectively adding more punch and weight.

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    Using Mix Busses for Clarity

    Finally, learn how mix buses can be used to glue elements together and create fuller sounding mixes. This allows you to embed reverbs and modulation effects into the tracks to make everything sound more integrated.

Product Overview


Studio expert Thomas Cochran presents comprehensive Mixing for Depth and Space video tutorials! If you've often struggled with mixes that sound muddy, crowded, or cluttered, this is the video series for you. Thomas walks you through numerous proven techniques for creating space in your tracks and room for your vocals (and other featured instruments) to breathe. You'll learn tips for EQ, reverb, modulation effects, compression, buss processing, and more! These videos are for beginning mixing engineers.

Thomas welcomes you and begins with some practical EQ tips, demonstrating how to carve out specific frequency ranges for each instrument in the mix, allowing each element to be clearly heard. Next, you'll learn how to use the Track Spacer plug-in (from Wavesfactory), a dynamic side-chaining EQ, to help prevent instruments from fighting each other. You'll also discover how to create a balanced mid-range and how to use EQ to simulate mixing through different speakers: a useful technique in creating clear, even mixes.

Continuing on, you'll learn a myriad of strategies for helping to make spatial effects - such as reverb and delay - sound clearer and less cluttered. Thomas will also demonstrate several tips and tricks for using effects like auto pan to create stereo separation between tracks.

Throughout the rest of the course, you'll discover several more tips for adding clarity and removing clutter, including pre-delay on reverbs, stacking modulation effects, adding subtle movement with phasers and flangers, adding distortion on drum busses, and more!

To see exactly what these in-depth mixing tutorials show you, and how they'll help you instantly transform your mixes for the better, see the individual Mixing for Depth and Space video tutorial descriptions on this page. Give your tracks some well-needed elbow room and breathe some space into your mixes today... Watch "Mixing for Depth & Space Explained®” now!


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Mixing for Depth & Space Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from To the point and packed with great instruction! The flow of this lesson is superb and the things I learned will easy to integrate into my existing workflow.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull!!! Good lessons!
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful and complete so helpful! I really recommend see all these tutorials
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Amazing tips It's great example. Nice tips
Date published: 2021-08-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Great course! I learned a lot that I shall be using.
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great detail very through explanations and examples. Excellent course to get the little extra out of your mixes that really make a big difference in the final product. One of the best courses I've taken and I highly recommend this to all mix engineers.
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful ! Learned some stuff that will prove to be quite useful as I go forward learning how to mix more professionally.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from mixes already sound better! helped me put all my fragmented knowledge to work in my own outlined process
Date published: 2021-08-16
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