Getting a great mix has so much to do with tracks that are recorded well. Taking the time to ensure that you get well-recorded tracks makes all the difference in the world.
Find your recording space
It may seem obvious, but picking a suitable location is critical for setting up a recording studio. Before you start recording, you’ll want to make sure it’s somewhere you feel comfortable, is convenient, and is easily accessible.
Give yourself more space than you think you need, as this can allow for room to acquire new equipment. If your recording studio is in your home or at work, try to use interior rooms because there is less risk of outside noise entering the room.
Now that you’ve found your recording space, test out the acoustics. Sound bounces off walls, so you may not be happy with how the final sound is in your recorded video. However, you can easily adjust your acoustics by diffusing the sound be done by simply filling the room with furniture such as a sofa, bean bag chair, or pillows.
The benefits are clear: you mix faster, use fewer plugins, free up computer power, get a more natural sound and have more confidence along the way. Today I’m showing you how to use the concept of Top Down Mixing with the stock plugins that come with PreSonus Studio One.
Test your results
Do some test recordings with different sound diffusion techniques and see what works best for your space.