Do you sound like a pro? You might sound great to your friends and family, but if you want to sound better on the radio or in clubs, there are some things that need to change about how you mix. In this article I will give you tips on what is most important for sound quality and how to make sure your mixes sound as good as they can be.
One of the most common problems with mixes is that they sound thin. This can be caused by a number of factors, but there are some things you can do to make your mixes sound fuller and more satisfying. The first thing you need to focus on is the frequency range. Make sure you have enough bass and treble in your mix — a sound that is completely flat will sound thin.
A second thing you need to consider is the volume — a mix at a lower level will sound thinner than one at a higher level, regardless of how good your EQ's set up. A third factor in determining sound quality is depth; if sounds feel like they're coming from nowhere it will sound flat, but if you can make them sound like they're coming from a large space with reverb and delay effects your sound will be more satisfying.
All of these factors are important to consider when making sure your mixes sound good on the radio or in clubs — having clear EQ's only 50% of the sound quality equation. If you want to sound like a pro, make sure these tips are part of your mixing process!