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Best program for mixing?
« on: April 03, 2015, 05:28:52 PM »
I've started to take my music serious now, but I am terrible at mixing. I usually just use Audacity, but sometimes - the beats drown out the lyrics. What is the best program for mixing, and how do you actually DO IT? I would prefer an easy guide to doing it, as well as a free program. But, if its paid or a long process, that'll still be cool.

Thanks ahead of time!

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Re: Best program for mixing?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 07:30:06 PM »
Audacity and Cool Edit Pro are ones that I used to use for free programs. I currently use ProTools now and I would recommend that however if you're just learning to mix then those 2 I first mentioned I believe are free. Since you already get Audacity a try see if you can get yourself Cool Edit Pro (if it's not free I'm sure there's always other means of getting it  :P ) there might be a trial of it that lets you do some stuff with just some limitations. If the beat is drowning the lyrics then I would recommend having the vocals be louder when it's recorded rather than when it's being mixed since raising vocals can sometimes clash and cause minor distortion.

If you're really serious then you may need to invest some time and money for ProTools or even Cubase. For the most part it's similar to Audacity to some degree, it just has more options and would allow you to mix and edit in depth for better accuracy. There's tons of tutorials out there as well that you can come across on YouTube if you need some guidance.

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Re: Best program for mixing?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 02:50:58 AM »
I've started to take my music serious now, but I am terrible at mixing. I usually just use Audacity, but sometimes - the beats drown out the lyrics. What is the best program for mixing, and how do you actually DO IT? I would prefer an easy guide to doing it, as well as a free program. But, if its paid or a long process, that'll still be cool.

Thanks ahead of time!

Logic Pro X is the best for mixing. If you're using a Mac, this is a must for all musicians and producers out there.

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Re: Best program for mixing?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 05:48:06 AM »
I found audacity was not the best program for me and fruity loops is something I swear by. It is by far the best program for serious musicians and recording artists. Audacity is okay for voice over work

Re: Best program for mixing?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 03:07:29 AM »
I've been using Logic for more than 10 years now and I still think it's awesome. There are some glitches but tolerable.

Re: Best program for mixing?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 01:59:26 AM »
I'm looking into learning to mix so thanks for the tips. I'm glad I stumbled upon this forum.