Creating Contrast For A Better Mix
In the modern age, having a loud and clear mix is undoubtedly a key ingredient in its ability to be commercially competitive. When discussing clarity, it’s important to discriminate the difference between “loud” and relative loudness. An article from musicradar.com demonstrates this with sub bass and pink noise.
In terms of clearer mixes, this article demonstrates the importance of spectral balance. Sub bass and pink noise, virtual opposites, achieve their own distinct tonal qualities when glued by a limiter. While this example is extreme, it gets the message across that a great mix comes from contrast and proper sound selection.