How to mix super-loud source tracks?
May 29, 2011 9:57 PM Subscribe
How best to assemble bastard-pop/mash-up style mixes from source material with heavily compressed dynamics?
posted by Lazlo to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been playing with mash-up style mixes in Reaper but working with modern, brickwalled source material (e.g., anything by Gaga) is a challenge—there isn't any headroom to lay anything else down on top of it. Just playing with the levels on the source tracks isn't enough to get clean output on the final mix—I either get clipping or I get mush.
Are there specific production techniques that'll help me get a reasonable result when mixing really loud source tracks?