Fixes On the Mix Stage
One of the most critical jobs for a music editor is editing music while on the stage at the final dub of a movie.
Performance Intensity versus Musical Balance
Performance intensity is the dynamic level at which the sound source was performing when it was recorded. In many music productions, this dynamic level will be altered in the mixing process of the recording. The performance intensity of the sound source and the actual dynamic level of the sound source in the recording will most often not be identical and …
The art of interviewing – Don’t declare your love in public!
Impartiality, neutrality , objectivity , equitability.(Is this sounding like a Synonym dictionary?!) Fairness, unbiasedness, unbigotedness,(Yes, that really is a word). Geddit? It all means: no prejudice. Even-handed. In journalism it’s a given. Or it should be. But, listen to your radio, watch your TV, read your papers and this is not what you are getting, is it? It’s like the …
Composing by Editing: Recreating Music
One of the most controversial, creative, and important skills of a music editor is the ability to edit music which has already been recorded. This may seem to run contrary to the purpose of having music written for the movie, and indeed to the music editor’s primary goal of protecting and preserving intact the composer’s music as they originally conceived …
Setting Up Your Mix Room
Although it is sometimes useful to view the world through rose-colored glasses, we can’t mix that way. We need to see—well, we actually need to hear—our mixes exactly as they are, uncolored by a flattering monitoring environment. We don’t want rose-colored loudspeakers and rooms, unless they go nicely with our shoes. We definitely don’t want rose-sounding mix rooms.