Do you ever feel like your mixes aren’t wide enough? That even when you pan your tracks every which way, your mix still feels a bit too narrow?
Trying to find space and width in a mix is something I think we all strive for. But when one compares their mix to some pro mixes, something just doesn’t seem to add up.
It’s as if the pro mixes have this different, “otherworldly” depth to them. Something beyond just using a pan knob.
So how can you achieve that same feeling of width?
Well, there are lots of ways to increase that sense of space in a mix. But today I’d love to show you 2 simple things you can try today to give your mixes that width they need.
All you’ll need are 2 Logic Pro plugins on the Stereo Output:
- Direction Mixer
- Channel EQ
And with 2 small adjustments to each plugin, you can increase the width and space in your mixes in a very satisfying way.
Credit where it’s due – I actually picked up these 2 tips from a video course with famed mix engineer Andrew Scheps.
I thought this idea was too good to be true. And then I tried it on a few of my own mixes. Man – I’m never going back!
(Which begs the question – why would I even bother to question this legendary engineer?)
Anyways – check out today’s video above for more. Plus – I’ll show you how you can quickly clean up a mix using a single Console EQ plugin as well.
Excellent. A little bit can go a long way, especially when placed properly.
Brilliant Chris, thanks so much.
Rigoberto Gutierrez says
Awesome tip, gracias Amigo! You don’t cease to amaze me, GOD bless you Señor.