When you hear the term mixing in relation to music, it means the final process of bringing the music up to snuff and ready for production. Mixing is an important step in music production as it is the last thing to be done prior to producing and cutting the final master copy. It is also a technique used by DJs and other spinners to combine music of different artists and genres to create original musical pieces.
Step into a music studio and you will soon learn all about the process of music mixing. Once the musicianís recording session has been completed, the next crucial phase in the recording process is audio mixing. Working in combination to put all recorded tracks into two tracks, the artist, producer and engineer(s) will create the final master recording.
The mixing process incorporates the delicate balancing of volume, instrument equalization and vocal balance on a digital audio workstation or an audio console or mixing board. Audio mixing can also be accomplished on a personal computer with modern music software.
At other times, this process is utilized during live musical performances whereby music technicians or recording engineers mix the speakers located at different sites of the stage and venue. Another form of mixing is where break beats are created by DJs by mixing two records together.
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