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Church Sound: How To Ruin Your Mix – Part 2
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:21:01 am »

Church Sound: How To Ruin Your Mix – Part 2
Getting past the fear of experimenting with effects and learning to add complimentary textures.
By Andrew Stone • September 24, 2018

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a 3 part series.

If you listen very long to anything I’ve mixed, you may discover that I like using effects.

Over many years and through much trial and error, I’ve found that my mixes translate better to the listener with a fairly liberal amount of effects thrown in. (click here for a breakdown of some recent effects on a COTM weekend)

Allow me to lay this on you: I propose that you can ruin your mix quicker by not using effects than by using them.

Oh, I can hear the outcries even now as I step all over your sacred cow, but allow me to be clear: Most current live music can sound better with some well-placed reverb and delay scattered about. In my book, building and running a mix completely dry is one of the fastest ways to ruin it...

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