Dutch DJ World Mixing Tips
- Equalize with all elements on instead of solo. This actually applies to all mixing.
- Sounds may be a lot less beautiful solo, mixing is all about the whole.
- Use panning, delay, reverb, tremolo and direction mixers to get a balanced stereo image.
- Never try to touch the 0 dB in the master. Mixing down at a maximum of -4db to -9db is even better!
- Produce and mix without mastering plugins, so you do your best to make a good mix. When your result is mastered afterwards, it is even better.
- Never be lazy with automations. By changing certain parameters through the track, it remains interesting to listen to.
- Listen on different speakers and especially in the morning after an evening of work! In the morning your ears are still completely fresh and you hear more detail.
- Create a stereo image and a mono image, for example: Below 150 – 200hz everything mono.
- Make sure your drop is already powerful enough even if the lead melody is off and mix to this, if you then turn on your leads again (bring them to the appropriate volume it will sound a lot more powerful.
- Alternate with speakers & headphones during mixing.