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Re: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix?

Do you not mix as you go? Also, I try and not listen to individual elements in isolation, always listen in the context of the rest of the mix. That way you can get the big picture, and any EQ, or other issues will stand out. I do mix as I go but here's where I think I've been going wrong: - Over us...
by dlsmusicSat May 15, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix? Replies: 11 Views: 413

Re: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix?

As always, lots of great feedback to chew on. I truly appreciate your insight. After a few more listens, I've come to the realization that I tend to add too many high end percussive parts to my arrangements. I'm definitely going to reduce the number Consider keeping the number (or not reducing them...
by dlsmusicFri May 14, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix? Replies: 11 Views: 413

Re: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix?

As always, lots of great feedback to chew on. I truly appreciate your insight. After a few more listens, I've come to the realization that I tend to add too many high end percussive parts to my arrangements. I'm definitely going to reduce the number
by dlsmusicThu May 13, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix? Replies: 11 Views: 413

Re: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix?

Great feedback and ideas Martin. I'll get on that pink noise mix strategy right away!
by dlsmusicThu May 13, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix? Replies: 11 Views: 413

Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix?

Hello SOS Folks! When finalizing a mix, I never know the best way to tame the high end in a mix. Should I roll off the highs on the hi-hat, cymbals tambourine, shaker or lower them in the mix? Or maybe both? Do you roll off some highs when mastering? Perhaps I'm adding too many percussion sounds wit...
by dlsmusicWed May 12, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Should I Reach for EQ or the Fader to Tame High End in a Mix? Replies: 11 Views: 413

Re: active balanced/unbalanced converters

I just integrated a patch bay into my studio and have a mix of balanced and unbalanced instruments going in with no issues. You should be fine. I'm using the Samson patch bay.
by dlsmusicMon Mar 08, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: active balanced/unbalanced converters Replies: 7 Views: 360

Re: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers

I added the speaker mute switch along with the bleed resistor and it works like a charm! I tried different resistor values until settling on 1k ohm. Thank you all so much for your help!

The speakers sound great. Mostly midrange which is what I was looking for. This was a fun project!
by dlsmusicSat Mar 06, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers Replies: 12 Views: 441

Re: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers

I'm located in the US where I purchased the Kemo amp module from an online dealer called Parts Express. And yes, I'm running the amplifier module using a wall wart. As such, I'm reluctant to add a delayed relay that would need AC power. I'll be adding a speaker mute switch that should do the trick. ...
by dlsmusicFri Mar 05, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers Replies: 12 Views: 441

Re: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers

Thank you all very much for your thoughtful replies. It's much appreciated. I think I'm going to go the route of adding a switch to the speakers. That should do the trick. The delay relay circuit was a nice option but I don't have any AC voltage in the speaker, just 18VDC. I must say, this was my fi...
by dlsmusicFri Mar 05, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers Replies: 12 Views: 441

Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers

I made my own powered cube speakers, along the lines of Auratones as a midrange reference. I'm using a Kemo 18W power amplifier in each speaker (Model No. M033N). I get a loud pop when I power up the speaker. Has anyone encountered a similar issue and if so, were you able to find a remedy (e.g. addi...
by dlsmusicFri Mar 05, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Speaker Pops When Powering DIY Cube Speakers Replies: 12 Views: 441

Re: Experiences with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio

Wrong place. Switch on Cubase's 'Control Room' and put the plug-in in the insert slots there. That's a nice feature - does that let you put plugins basically *after* the mix render bus? Yep. It's one of Cubase's best features and it dismays me that I see it switched off for the majority of Cubase u...
by dlsmusicFri Feb 05, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Experiences with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Replies: 35 Views: 1062