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Finally Mixing My Music The Right Way

I'm sure there is a RIGHT way to mix music, but I'm an artist who prefers to spend my time creating the music (composing, arranging, performing), rather than mixing.

Image: TaurusBeats (aka Taurus James) making music on his computer using Propellerhead Reason.

The Right Way To Mix Music

I still don't think there is a single, "right" way to mix music. This is art. There are creative ways to do everything.

Of course, I mean no disrespect to the people who do this (mixing and mastering music - sound engineers) for a living.

There are some guidelines I follow.

Also, since I have been using Propellerhead Reason since 1999, there are a lot of songs I am revisiting just to update the tracking with the mixer (that was not in Reason 1.0).

All of this is time-consuming, but I am learning a great deal. Yes, I would rather pass this off to someone else, but I can;t afford the engineer and my raw song filesneed cleanup before I could even pass them off to anyone.

So, yeah, this is what I will be doing everyday.

How To Mix Music

Here are some items I found helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIGp7WCy2PY7wz3POknooe_1tysx5gmJ_

 

Topics: Mixing mix music

What People Are Saying

Andy D - UK

Taurus - ur stuff is the *ting* man i'm tellin ya. I also learned that your a drummer - me to! When I was a kid I used to play around with the piano/keyboard in the 80's/90's (26yr old now). But I can't read music - I play by ear, just like you. You hit the pads & keys, (i gotta mpd32 to!;) in the same manner as me - it flows. I reckon we can play steel drums - even tho we never have! or maybe you have - i don't know! I'm luvin your youtube flix - keep em comin dood. Peace bruv Andy D, birmingham UK.

CotsiosFX - na

RE: Mary Did You Know... wow !!! not even one comment for this fantastic music ?????? it really gets you when the drum-beat comes in ... you did an excellent job, 6 stars from us !!! good luck in the contest smile :)

Randy Lovett - na

Hey James, my name is Randy Lovett I first stumbled across your instrumentals late 2007 while working in Ohio. I just recently recieved an email for moody music and couldnt believe you were there. I couldnt remimber your name to get to your sight. i had been wanting to hear those instumentals all this time. Your tracks are very inspirational. Your are very talented. What are your greatest accomoplisments from your talent? Who have you been able to meet and work with? Hope to hear back soon, Peace...Randy

andrew silway - India

Thank you so much for the music. They are great!

Stephen Moody - na

heh man... I finally put a few tracks up. check em out and let me know! by the way... how have things been going on your end? The Soul on Fire cuts are hot man!
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