Learning How To Make A Good Mix In The Recording Studio
One of the main concepts I wanted to learn was working with reverb, compression and limiting, especially on vocals. One of the problems I had had recording vocals was that they just always tended to be muddy or unclear, or not sit well in the mix.
So when I finally learned specifically how to apply a reverb, not just to just throw it on there and run it in real-time, that really made a big difference. You could always adjust the reverb to suit whatever you are doing. You could always change it. That’s one of the keys, specifically.
Compression, I would tend to over-compress most of the vocals and other instruments, and it just didn’t have the dynamics that I needed.