Raw audio, track insert and auxiliary processing, parallel compression, alternative plug-in choices, the 20% rule
Adding size and depth to low end, subharmonic synthesis, track duplication, pitch-shifting, blending
Using sample-based delay, parallel panning, & reverb plug-ins to widen a mono dulcimer track
The Haas effect, sacrificing mono compatibility, using one-sided delay to alter perceived orientation
Controlling boxy and harsh frequency bands, mix buss signal chain
Join the eminent score mixer Alan Meyerson at Remote Control Productions for a workshop video series featuring the impactful video game soundtrack of ‘Gears of War’, composed by Ramin Djawadi. In these five independent parts, Meyerson discusses and demonstrates some of his favourite mixing techniques for a variety of common tasks – enhancing percussion, adding size to low end, spreading and softening a mono signal, stereo field manipulation, and controlling frequencies with multiband dynamics processing. He reveals his preferred plug-in choices, suitable alternatives, parameter settings used, techniques of audio delay, duplication, and pitch-shifting, the ‘20% rule’, his mix buss chain, and more very useful nuggets of information!
Alan Meyerson is one of the greatest movie scoring mixers of the modern era With 200+ credits on IMDb and double that amount on AllMusic.