• Placing Instruments In A Mix | Producer's Edge 2
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Need your vocals to pop out or your guitars to sound bigger?

In this episode of Producer's Edge, I'm talking to songwriter/producer
Jenny Gerdts about mixing space and how to place an instrument
anywhere you want.



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Re: Placing Instruments In A Mix | Producer's Edge 2
Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 18:05:20
that was pretty awesome again......

the video gave me several tips i want to try right away!!!! Mrs. Gerdts really has very clear and good ideas how to go about mixing!

some things that are talked about i am only now starting to understand, and this video really helps a lot to get me going and trying these things

great interview (and great lay-out of the film too)!!!

a minor thing, at some points it seems like you are taking over the conversation giving your own tips (btw which i loved to hear), but it seemed to be conflicting the traditional expected roles of interviewer versus the interviewed
but actually no problem at all, because it just added more good tips

but i noticed that i had a sort of automatic, probably conditioned, response to expect the interviewer more to stick to the questions
but these were all very good ideas and tips, explained in a way that even i can try them in my bedroom studio myself now

(i mean: my kitchen studio, of course  ;D ;D ;D ;D)

thanks for sharing your internet shows and interviews out here, Friedemann!!!

(extra karma points incoming.........!!!!!!)

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Re: Placing Instruments In A Mix | Producer's Edge 2
Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 02:41:47
Wow great interview! I love Jenny's view on a few aspects:
-The use of parallel compression in general, but in special on the vocal track. Imo that's the key to bring the vocals (that are often central) sound right into your
face
-Although she doesn't literally say it, she seems to use an EQ only to cut away frequencies (can be necessary in mixes) but she doesn't want to use EQ to change
the sound of an instrument/vocal to not sound natural anymore.
-Panning. She seems to have a really great taste by limiting the panning to only 30-40% max
-Doubling... Still not sure if it's really needed, but I'll adapt and try...

Going to listen to some of her stuff real soon, curious!
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Re: Placing Instruments In A Mix | Producer's Edge 2
Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 10:48:40
Hey Friedemann...


Echoing the comments of the others here - I found this very informative and interesting... especially as one not well versed in production, I found the conversation very easy to follow... Not that I could apply the tips necessarily but I get where you are both coming from..


DB is right you did interject, but I also agree with him that it was done appropriately to expand on the information and clarify. It felt as though you, too, were learning from here and that was kind of nice!


Really enjoyed the vid..


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Re: Placing Instruments In A Mix | Producer's Edge 2
Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 14:16:34
Really cool to hear guys & gals :) Glad you enjoyed it all.
I forwarded all your kind words to Jenny and she is overwhelmed by the positive feedback :)

Thank you! In a way, this forum is why I'm still doing this :)