The UG Recording Subforum Recording Bi-Weekly Mixo
In the spirit of the New Year, let us enter into a year of new beginnings & try something new in this forum.
So, what is it?
The BWMO is an every other week (as of right now, it may change based on popularity) chance to mix some raw sessions & compare them to your fellow forum members. You'll be given a link to a session to download, you'll have one week to mix and post it to a streamable source (Soundcloud, Dropbox, Youtube, UG, ect) so we can listen to it. This way, fellow UGers can give feedback on your mix & we can see who can mix the best.
Why should I participate?
This is just a great way to learn to mix better, learn different techniques & get feedback on your mixing. Also, since we're not mixing the same style all the time, you'll learn to mix different genres of music.
Are there any rules?
There are a few small rules, nothing too major but:
1. Please use a limiter on your mixes, not only will it help your mix but we don't want to listen to a bunch of tracks that keep clipping. 2. No recording extra parts. If you're a professional mix engineer, you're not going to be adding parts to songs. 3. As of right now, there are 3 plugins/virtual instruments (if MIDI drums are needed) that are very frowned upon: 1. EZMix, this is a mixing contest, not a "slap presets everywhere to make it sound mixed" contest. 2. Waves Artist Signature Series Bundles, same reason EZMix is frowned upon 3. Steven Slate Drums Chris Lord-Alge Expansion, it just makes mixing drums too easy 4. Have fun. Sure, there is the desire to want to have the best mix but there are no prizes, just internet bragging rights.
Hey, I'd like to submit my session to be mixed, can we do that?
Totally, just send Lockwolf a PM and we can work something out.