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Mixing/ mastering checklist
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:58:15 am »
Here's a mixing/mastering checklist I use that's helpful and helps me get to a final result hope you guys find it useful

Do the levels create balance and convey the right importance of the song elements?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Is the mix stereo? Are elements positioned left, center, and right in a way that creates balance?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Have effects and edits been used to create a sense of excitement? 
 Yes
 No
Have I listened to the track in multiple speakers/environments and at different levels?
 Yes
 No
Has compression been used in a way that enhances the track/helps balance the levels?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Does the track match the reference(s) in level and tone?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Is the rhythm on point? Are vocals and live performances time aligned?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs work
 Way off the mark
Are the vocals tuned appropriately?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Are individual eq's used to fit sounds together tonally? Do the elements have their own place in the frequency spectrum?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Is reverb used to create a sense of space? Are elements positioned in the front, middle, back with help from reverb?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Does the chorus have a difference in dynamics? Does the chorus have a lift?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark
Are the elements phase coherent? Is the mix mono compatible?
 Nailed it!
 Close but needs improvement
 Way off the mark

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Re: Mixing/ mastering checklist
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 08:01:17 am »
Really good idea, this one. Helps to get you into the habit of meticulously checking tracks before declaring them 'done'.
I've lost count of how many uploads I've heard from producers who really could have taken 10 minutes to check some of these steps
Build it, and they will come.

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Re: Mixing/ mastering checklist
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 10:49:58 am »
Really good checklist! just taking a couple of minutes to check this can really make or break a track

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Re: Mixing/ mastering checklist
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 12:22:40 pm »
Have I listened to the track in multiple speakers/environments and at different levels?
 Yes
 No
i'm always scared to do this. because it'll always sound shit :(((
but got to do it anyway~

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Re: Mixing/ mastering checklist
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 04:11:01 pm »
Great topic !