I am mixing an interesting project for a producer out of New York City. The project is called the World Music Project and it is a collaborative effort from more than fifty musicians across the world.
I will be keeping a video diary for the project partly to keep all of the players in the loop in terms of how the mix is progressing. And partly because some of my readers do enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at mixing.
The mix for this project will go through a few distinct phases:
File import and initial prep — you can find that video here.
Track management (naming, colour coding, grouping) — today’s video.
Track remediation for vocals (editing)
Track remediation for instruments (editing)
Placement (stereo soundfield)
Processing (compression, EQ, effects)
Release candidate mix
Here is the second stage of the project: track management.