Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Thank you so much, for this article! The sidechain trick with the pro-filter and split to automate volume control is just brilliant!!!

Sorry I didn’t see your post sooner. You’re welcome!

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

how to stop instruments from clashing together?

Arranging is more of an art than a science. (Cop out answer, I know). But even with a great arrangement, instruments can clash, the kick and the bass being the usual suspects.

Some ideas:

  • Use an EQ to reduce the clashing frequency range on the instrument that’s less important.
  • Use a sidechaining compressor to duck one of the instruments when another is playing
  • Use a multiband sidechaining compressor to duck the clashing frequencies on one instrument when the other is playing.

All of the above are mixing tricks, useful when the arrangement itself works. If the arrangement doesn’t work, I’m afraid it’s back to the drawing er… arranging board.