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    mixing - frequencies and separation

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    While sitting in a deep depression that everything I mix sounds like complete garbage, I discovered this guy on YouTube:



    Probably one of the best explanations of the 5 bands, getting separation...but not too much separation and more. Since I've only been doing this for just over a year, it was super valuable, experienced engineers probably don't need it though...just thought I'd share something useful from a less popular (by comparison) Youtuber.

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    thanks for sharing.
    I'm still relatively new at this as well so i appreciate videos like this

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    I can only speak to the issue of depression and the feeling that your music is complete garbage. No amount of learning or YouTube videos will help. It's all in your head and, depending on your age, probably will be for life. The only solutions I've found involve (1) not giving a crap, (2) listening to music that is worse than your own, or (3) waiting six months or so and listening to the track again. The third option works about half of the time. In fact, half of my music sounds better after laying fallow for six months. The only problem is that six months later it sucks again.

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    Well now i'm depressed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtoboy View Post
    Well now i'm depressed
    Welcome to the creative process. That's partly why so many musicians are addicted to drugs or alcohol. It's an awful burden and the best kept secret that nobody talks about. Luckily, we are surrounded by thousands of struggling artists, writers, and other creative types who experience the same basic dilemma. So we're not alone. We can also take some solice in the fact that the gear manufacturers will continue to feed us creative heroin which will delude us into believing that the new shinny box from Musician's Friend will solve all our problems. It won't and that's depressing in it's own right. Ever wonder why you often experience "buyers remorse" after a new gear purchase? It's your brain telling you that you just wasted your money on something that will never address the real underlying issue: the beast of creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwillis45 View Post
    Ever wonder why you often experience "buyers remorse" after a new gear purchase? It's your brain telling you that you just wasted your money on something that will never address the real underlying issue: the beast of creativity.


    I'm not sure what world you live in...but I have never once felt buyer's remorse with any new gear purchases.
    Oh sure, I may pause for a moment when I realize I just just shelled out a chunk of cash...
    ...but the minute that new gear arrives and is in my hands, I'm never remorseful...it's always a smile.

    I think you're mixing up two aspects of music production, and then blaming one for the lack of the other.
    If you're feeling frustration because you're short on creativity...why are buying new gear as a substitute, anyway?
    On the other hand, when you have the creativity...your audio tools will always enhance your work, and more/better tools will offer even greater help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtoboy View Post
    Well now i'm depressed
    Don't be.
    He might be Don't uB2 :>)


    There is this of course

    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixsit View Post
    Don't be.
    He might be Don't uB2 :>)


    There is this of course

    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”

    Hunter S Thompson
    aaaand now i wanna do some drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtoboy View Post
    aaaand now i wanna do some drugs.
    Hunter Thompson 'residuals? grins..

    "Those of us who were up all night were in no mood for 'coffee and donuts!"


    Hmm.. Yeah. Thinking I'll heads for a nip-of-the Kessler from the kitchen there :>)
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