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Mixing Leads
« on: November 29, 2017, 10:40:06 pm »
So I’ve got a progressive house song im working on at the moment and I’m happy with the melody for my lead(s) but I’m having difficulty achieving the Sound I want for it. I was just wondering if anyone had some advice on how to approach mixing leads and how to layer different sounds in order to achieve a desired final sound? (Hope that makes sense)

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Re: Mixing Leads
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 09:37:37 pm »
Make sure you're satisfied with the sound of the synth before you start processing further.

Outside of that, it's just EQing and volume balancing if you wish or think it needs more.
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Layering
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 05:01:31 pm »
 first it depends on your melody? is it a banging drop or is it just a breakdown melody?

if its a banging drop for eg, first you need a good super saw, EQ, compression, add some reverb, etc - sidechaining

for layering, some tips are

- the new sound to move it up/down an octave to cover different frequencies
- EQ is important if to cut some of the lows or highs of the conflicting sound
- adding white noise
- adding a pluck to a saw
- creating a group with bus reverb and delay and make adjustments to volume