Sub Bass Synths

Sub Bass Synths The ultra low bass frequency support for instance on sustained (string) chords is very common in today’s film scores and one of the style defining traits of “modern Hollywood”. However, it is practically not achievable with acoustic...

Tired Ears

Tired Ears If possible never deliver a final mix for important clients right after you finished working on it but rather sleep over it. Very often, when you work for a long time on a piece you either start to not hear problems or start to hear problems that are not...

Cinema Sound Systems Surprises

Cinema Sound Systems Surprises Unless you get a chance to listen to your score in a mixing cinema when doing the film mix (which is usually something only higher budgeted movies do) you should be prepared for your music sounding quite different in the cinema than it...

Orchestral Intransparency

Orchestral Intransparency It is in the nature of orchestral music to not be able to hear every instrument clearly in the mix. Some instruments like woodwinds even regularly “drown” in tuttis and their only purpose is to add to the ensemble sound. This is actually a...

Remote Music Mixing

Remote Music Mixing Being present on the music mix is obviously the best situation but sometimes due to budget or location issues, it is not possible to be there. Unless you’re mixing the music yourself, you need to have quite a bit of trust in your mixing engineer....