Updated: Jun 15, 2020
When it comes to mixing & mastering a track , whether its a music producer or an artist everyone is afraid for various obvious reasons which includes various technical & non-technical aspects to improve the sound quality of overall mix.
Below are some quick tips & tricks which anyone can apply to create a better version of their track :
1) Volume Levels
Yes! the fundamental of Mixing is adjusting the volume levels of each and every track
( stem ) according to their role in the song. Which sound the artist want in the front of the listener should have more volume level & the sound elements which artist want in the background should have less volume level.
Always make sure that Drums & Vocals are the Loudest element of your track.
Check your reference songs while adjusting the volume levels ( try to match the same volume levels of your instruments).
2) EQ (Equalisation)
1)Yes! simply removing all unnecessary low end frequency (generally below 100 - 1.5k hz) (depends on instrument to instrument)
can help you removing the overall muddiness of your mix .
Removing low end of : Vocals, synth, instruments like guitar , piano , pads etc can help removing the muddiness of your track.
Don't remove too much of low end, sometimes it removes the smoothness (warmness) of the song so keep a check on that.
2) Enhance high end ( 15000 - 20000 hz) frequency of specially vocals or any instrument which you want to give some air or want to keep that in-front of your listener.
3) Remove harsh frequencies: There are a lot