Frankly speaking, the guitar doesn’t already dominate on the contemporary music scene as it used to do a short while ago. Nevertheless, it is still the most catching key element in many styles whether it is metal music or a gentle country song.
In this article, I’d like to look at some techniques which will come useful for you during the professional mix and mastering services of guitar music.
1. Hear before getting started
Before mixing service engineer grab favorite equalizer and start picking settings, he should take a couple of minutes to listen to a song on the whole to realize which function is fulfilled by current exact guitar track in it.
In general there can be three cases emphasized you’ll face regarding the results of the playback session; as an engineer you will have to take them into consideration:
•this track has been played back and recorded to become the basic focus of the song which draws the main attention of listeners;
•this guitar stem plays a rhythmic role and also adds some tonal saturation as well as a percussion element;
•this element doesn’t have any musical function and perhaps you’d even better dampen it.
You must admit that it’s quite a simple tip to follow for all engineers to get result like in our demos of professional mixing mastering. But current approach will allow you to come down to the work on a mix far more correctly as not to a set of scattered sounds but as to the whole single structure each element of which plays a role precisely drawn to it what will save you considerable amount of hours spent in your mix master studio and will bring your work to a new level.