Sitting Well in the Mix

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Member Since: Aug 13, 2006

Is it ok to use the channel faders to get a particular track(instrument) to sit well in your mix?? I am recording/mixing completely in Sonar I have no external mixer, just a Firepod and PC.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 17, 2010 11:36 am

If it works, do it.
Since: Aug 13, 2006

Aug 17, 2010 12:24 pm

Well, I had heard that adjusting faders +/- Unity Gain would screw up the mastering process... or is that just for the Master Fader??

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Since: Aug 05, 2008

Aug 17, 2010 01:16 pm

The faders are there for the specific purpose of adjusting levels in the mix. If something is too loud or too quiet, that's generally what you start with. It's absolutely fine to use the faders as needed.
Since: Feb 07, 2005

Aug 20, 2010 05:42 pm

I always use the faders to "weave" instruments in and out of focus. Automation is awesome!

Since: Sep 14, 2010

Sep 14, 2010 07:43 pm

I agree with beer hunter. I automate everything, reverb levels, instrement levels, I'll even automate stereo separation on certain guitar solo's. Once a part is introduced to the listener and established as part of the song, many times you can let it fade into the back round or be a little less than competitive with other newer parts, and the listener is none the wiser.

um....yeah.....what was this post about again. Unity gain or headroom or something like that?

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