I have read a lot of that guy's blogs and they are very good - but I must admit, I am a little lost with the "reference track" thing.jb wrote:Consider this guy's advice: http://therecordingrevolution.com/2015/ ... challenge/
Basically he contends that it's not about your equipment, certainly not about your monitors. It's about using reference tracks, so that you know what a pro mix sounds like on your particular setup. Then you mix to achieve something similar to that reference track. You don't necessarily mix to make it sound good on your setup-- you mix to mimic the characteristics of that reference track.
I get what he means and get that it makes sense - just don't quite get how to actually do it. (I mean - I know I should put my mix and a pro mix together in a DAW and compare them, but…) My ears aren't quite good enough yet maybe.
Anyone have any other tips? How do you do it
I use Garageband mainly - but I do also have Logic that I rarely use. Anyone know is there some way of getting a visual comparison? I know GB has a little visual EQ thing - but I don't find it very useful.
And picking your reference track - I sort of don't know where to start. A lot of you know the sort of thing I tend to sound like - any suggestions?