Piano: Dealing With Stereo Balance, Adding Presence and Intensity, Right Reverb Length to Avoid Muddiness
• Piano Panning. When Is It a Good Idea to Reverse the Stereo Direction?
• How to Add Presence and Intensity When the Piano is Carrying the Melody, Without Having to Lift It on Top of the Track?
• What's the Right Reverb Length for the Piano?
Cymbal Swell, Gong, High Pulsing Synth: Adding Crispness, Differentiating Each Distinct Timber, Enhancing Energy and Spatial Character
• Using Analog Emulation to Add Crispness, Presence, and Attack to High Percussion.
• Plate Reverb for High Percussion: Why is It a Good Choice?
• Where is the Muddy Area in High Pitched Percussion Instruments and How to Get Rid of It?
• Dealing With Percussion Tracks With Lots of Movement and Distinct L&r Content (Ie. Sequenced High Pulsing Synths Bouncing Back and Forth). How to Enhance the Energy and the Spatial Character?
Stick on Drum Rim, Tambourine, Windchimes: Adding Presence and Spacial Component
• How to Add Presence to Percussion Without Overpowering the Melodic Instruments (Even When You're Listening Back to the Mix at a Low Volume Level)
• Adding Spacial Quality to Dry Percussive Samples
Tablas and Timpani: Adding Presence While Not Overwhelming the Rest of the Instruments
• Adding Presence, Character, and Attack to Tablas
• How to Find the Right Level for Elements That Have a Lot of Motion and Energy So They Don't Overwhelm the Track
Melodic Guitars: adding interest and color, positioning them, and creating spacial content
• What to Do to Enhance a Not-So-Great Sounding Guitar Sample: a Combination of Tape Emulation, Multi-band Compression, and EQ
• A Type of Reverb That Works Great With Guitars (and Keyboards!) and Helps Them Fit Into the Mix
• How to Enhance the Attack to Add Interest to a Sound That Sounds Dark and Muddy
Energy and Color Guitars: Making Them More Distinguishable, Adding Attack and Interest to Help Push the Track Along
• An Easy Trick to Make the Mix More Interesting and the Instruments More Distinguishable When You've Got Two Tracks That Are Complementing Each Other
• How to Reach for the Attack on Non-Melodic Sounds That Provide Color and Energy to Help Push the Track Along
• How to Clean and Add Richness to a Cloudy Strum Guitar
Synths and Textural Elements: How to Position, Level, and Making Them Sound Wider
• How to Pan Textural Elements (and How Different the Approach is Compared to Predominant and Melodic Elements)
• How to Level Textural Elements to Add the Right Color but Don't Disrupt the Spirit of an Uplifting Track.
• The Concept of "Feel It and Sense It, Maybe Hear It Slightly (Rather Than Anything That is in Any Way Predominant)" for Textural Elements That Should Sound Very Low in the Mix
• An Easy Trick to Widen the Image of Synth Elements (ie. Opening the Image Even Outside-of-the-speaker Concept)
Synth Bass: Broadening and Enriching the Sound
• How to Broaden the Bass Sound to Enhance Its Low Support Structure
• How to Add Harmonics and Subtle Distortion to Make the Bass More Interesting and Richer Sounding
Electric Bass: cleaning the sound and adding presence
• How to Add Impact to the Electric Bass
• How to Enhance the Low Frequencies
• How to Accentuate the Rich Overtones of a Good Sounding Electric Bass
• What Type of Reverb Should You Use to Open the Bass, Add Dimension and Realism
Solo Instruments That Lightly Add Texture Inside of Another Track
• Solo Instruments: How to Lift the Internal Content of a Track to Make It More Interesting
• How to Enhance the Attack of Support Instruments to Lightly Add Texture Inside of Another Track