I have very few “rules” that I follow on every track in fact I can only think of two: Dont clip (but even I will break this on occasion for certain creative purposes) and the tip that I am going to share with you this week. It is easy to do but can have a HUGE impact on the power and clarity of your mixes.

  • Ab

    Very nice tip for all the folks that were not using this technique. Ive been using this technique since i realized how big of a difference it makes in cleaning up the overall mix. So my tip for this is dont take it too far, as rupert said, remove all the low frequency info without affecting the core of the sound. First few times i mixed using this technique i took it too far and the tracks sounded lifeless and with no bottom end, so be careful.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, good point. Pays to listen to the full mix as you adjust it not just in solo.

  • http://twitter.com/skiiiiizo Michel Fourkas

    Thank you for the good tip !

  • Frekac

    After seeing this I started to look around at different forums and in one of those there was this pretty great article.

    http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1211

  • Frekac

    After seeing this I started to look around at different forums and in one of those there was this pretty great article.

    http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1211

  • gucci

    I like this little tips & tricks thing, you should do more videos like this. Maybe next time you can do a tip on how to mix a bass, say a reece, with a sub bass. That’s a bit trickier because they are much closer together in the spectrum and I haven’t got my head around it yet. 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, thats actually already in the pipe line ;-)  

  • gucci

    Cheers Rupert!  I trust you will do a good job as usual :)  

  • Stoney Jonez

    Holy crap. I always wondered why to high-pass higher frequency stuff but never saw it on the spectrum graph lol. Thanks!