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Good Mix to GREAT Mix | “Fix My Mix” with Richard Chycki

Feb 24, 2021 | 36,721 Views

Ever wondered how your song would sound if a Grammy-winning engineer mixed it? Watch as Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith) takes a lucky Waves user’s production and shows how he turns a good mix into a GREAT one.

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:26 The original mix: What’s good vs. What to fix
  • 04:56 A/B the original mix vs. Richard Chycki’s mix
  • 06:04 Re-shaping drum tonality with EQ and compression
  • 12:52 Mixing drum samples with recorded drums
  • 14:45 Re-mixing the drums: Adding attack; adding width; drum routing; rear bus compression
  • 27:10 Subtractive EQ tips
  • 30:04 Re-mixing the vocals: Changing chain order; stacking de-essers and compressors
  • 36:03 Making the vocals bigger
  • 44:07 How to get the right perspective when mixing your own music

Music: “Labyrinth” by Strange Vacation
Written by Jon-Paul Bakaric and Joshua Waldorf
From the EP Chapter II: Labyrinth