New book with audio examples demonstrates what makes a good stereo mix 15/01/08
PC Publishing have announced the release of their latest book, Sound Mixing Tips and Tricks which they describe as a clear,
concise and detailed guide to sound mixing. Hereâ€™s how they describe the bookâ€¦ â€�Written in laymen's terms, the book contains
mixing tips, secrets and techniques to help
you become a better producer, walking you
through the essential aspects of exactly what
makes a good stereo mix.
Throughout the book, â€˜beforeâ€™ and â€˜afterâ€™
audio examples are provided from an actual
multi-track recording to explain all the
principles contained in the book, along with
screenshots from music sequencing software.
Topics covered include preparing both
yourself and your studio environment, the
tools you will need, mixing with dynamics and
effects, compression, EQ, levels and panning.
If you are struggling with the concepts of
mixing and just canâ€™t seem to get a good
sounding mix, this book will give you the
foundations you need, quickly and effectively.â€�
PC Publishing tell us that the bookâ€™s author, Eddie Bazil, has been associated with the record
industry since his teens when he worked with
some of the most notable Electro/New Wave
and Dance/Rap bands. He progressed into the
remix market and his involvement, both as a
programmer and producer, with a number of
labels and artistes, has been very fruitful, a
number of tracks achieving top positions in their
The past three years have seen Eddie move
more into the beat production and remix
1 What is a â€˜goodâ€™ mix?
Cleanliness. Clarity. Separation. Level.
Balance. Genre test. Environment test.
2 Preparing the listening environment
Sound waves. Distance to side wall and back
wall. Distance to speakers from listening position.
Toe-in. Tilt. Listening height. Seating
location. Calibrating the signal path. Digital
systems. The procedure.
3 Personal preparation
Ears. Lighting. Well ventilated room.
Cleanliness. No drugs or alcohol. The task at
hand. Donâ€™t mix in one sitting. Comfort.
Allocate time and no distractions.