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  The mixer is the center of the recording and mixing environment; different sound signals are brought together in a mixer with faders and knobs, allowing the recording engineer to take unprecedented control.

Mixer base

In general, the hardware mixer is a giant control panel with knobs and faders to balance and mix different sounds, and the mixers on our DAW are much the same. Although the first encounter will be daunting, but it is actually very easy to be broken down: a vertical column, known as the channel, after many cloning - imagine, 24-channel table is the same channel to reproduce 24 times. Some mixers are equipped with built-in EQ, compression, etc. that directly enter the "channel strip".

In the world of analog sound sources and external devices, you need to combine a large number of external signals, mix them, create paths, add external delay or reverb units, and record them as final mixes. Printing (recording) to tape This kind of noise with the medium, but also need to signal enough loud, higher than the noise of the tape, and if too loud, it will cause distortion.

And the parallel path, then you come to the place. let's start!

Channel analysis

When you create a new track (either mono or stereo) on the DAW's allocation page, the DAW's main mixer section will have an associated channel strip - the idea is that the track contains the audio, its signal Will flow through the channel, where you can make some changes to the signal (note that the "track" and "channel" will actually be used interchangeably, although technically, they are not the same thing). When you add more sound to the project, the number of tracks increases and the channel strip in the mixer increases, but you only need to understand how a channel strip works in a software mixer. MIDI track and audio track work is generally the same.

Use the volume faders to set the level of each channel - it is the vertical slider that is very visible in the channel strip. In the physical world, you can grab it up and down, but in the virtual world, you need to click and drag (or use the mouse wheel) to raise or lower the volume of the track. If you want to keep the relative balance between several channel faders, you can use the "channel link" function to lock the parameters so that you can change the selected channel at the same time.

We can operate the mixer track with the usual tools that can be found in most mixer software. Cut, copy, paste, copy, and re-organize your virtual console with the hardware controller owner dreaming of the way. You can (and should) color and rename the channel strip. Although it looks stupid, but when you open the project after a lapse of a year, you should be grateful to have done so. There are some tips, such as channel settings or the entire mixer

The mixer channel is marked and colored, maintaining the logic of the configuration. So that you can easily after a period of time on the convergence

We know that each track in the mixer is associated with the corresponding orbit of the assigned page (that is, the environment in which we signal the sequence). If we need to change the position of the track, you can drag the audio or MIDI region on the timeline. However, you should be aware of the "track delay" - usually tied to the mixer control - you can move the orbit of the overall time in milliseconds or sampling units forward or backward movement. This function is designed to compensate for the time between multi-track problems, but also to re-positioning the track in minutes. This avoids the need to light up and drag a large number of clips after the allocation is filled, or when you want to stack more than one Clap and change the value of each clip, but the main fragment is locked on the "grid "Time.

Static mixer settings will produce static music. Engineers knew this very early, so came up with the real-time control techniques when pushing the faders in the mix on the analog tape. Real-time fader techniques bring automated mixing into the studio, but the modern virtual mixer has been "automated" that allows us to record or draw precise parametric actions that allow the parameters to move according to their own wishes.

Tips for using the mixer:

1, smart to customize

As mentioned earlier, the virtual console offers some nice save options, and you can recall your favorite mixer layout or plug-in chain. If the Master channel has your favorite chart, analysis or master plug, you can save this specific channel chain for use in other projects. Cubase offers three custom mixers, you can have three configurations and switch quickly. Try placing the audio track in the first, placing the instrument / MIDI track in the second, and the third placing the auxiliary / marshalling track.

2, reset the regulator

You should remember that most DAWs have the ability to reset the parameters to their default values. The actual way will vary depending on the host - the use of the cache is Ctrl / Cmd-click the way, Live uses the Delete key, and so on - when using extreme volume or pan to test some ideas, you can Use this function to quickly and easily set it back to zero.

3, wet and dry ratio

Effects such as parallel compression or parallel distortion are used to set the return channel and mix with the dry signal channel. However, many modern plug-ins already have a wet and dry mix function, you can directly in the channel you want to apply this effect, it can be easier to bypass, set the level and clean the mixer.

4, thinking outside the box

Want to have another mixer in the mixer? Blue Cat Audio's MB-7 Mixer 2.0 is a multi-band mixer plug-in that can be used as an insertion effect in the DAW tracks. It will split your signal into multiple bands, allowing you to individually change the volume of each band, audio and stereo information. Even better, you can load third-party plugins in each band and use multiple plug-in effects to process multiple band ranges.

5, another gain

This is a common problem: you spend a lot of time carefully on the channel volume fader for automatic control, the entire mixing track level to do a perfect configuration. At a further stage, you want to boost the overall volume of the channel by 1dB or 2dB, but your automation will let the fader automatically return to the location of the automation! To avoid this awkward situation, you can insert a dedicated gain plug-in to do the automation, so that the actual fader can be free to debug.

6, feedback

Like the hardware mixers, some creative send and return paths can achieve crazy results. Ableton Live Mixer allows you to re-establish the return track in parallel. Right click on the send channel of the return channel and select Open to send. Try to send the parallel delayed send signal into the second return delay, so that it is back again!

Use the Live Flexible Path option to inject the return signal into itself and get extreme feedback.


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