Tips for Increasing Clarity in a Mix
A video with some thoughts and ideas around clarity in a mix.
Clarity is the ability to hear things in a mix. You have a mix with kick, snare, hi-hats, bass, guitars, a couple of guitar layers maybe, some synth, strings, maybe an acoustic guitar, some vocals… We might want to hear all of these elements in the mix. Sometimes we don’t.
What’s important is to understand the role that everything is playing, because clarity hinges on the idea of knowing what’s supposed to live where. So, for example, let’s say we have a rhythm guitar part, and we want it to sound really big.