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Suggestions For Newbies!

Now that the multitrack library is so expansive, I often get requests from mixing newbies asking for where they should best start off -- projects which are technically straightforward and require little real sound-salvage or rearrangement work. In response to this, I've put together this shortlist, roughly in order of difficulty so that people can work through them in series if they like. Bear in mind, though, that while a respectable mix of any of these projects shouldn't be too tricky, doing a great mix still takes considerable care and practice. For mixing tips and advice from me and many other mix engineers, head over to the Discussion Zone and check out the appropriate sub-forum -- or just follow the direct →Mixes and discussion link alongside each multitrack listing.

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LEVEL 1: ENTRY-LEVEL
LEVEL 2: SMALL-SCALE
LEVEL 3: LARGER-SCALE

ENTRY-LEVEL PROJECTS
  • Sound On Sound Demo: 'Mystery'
    Style: Hip-Hop/R&B (back to top)
    Unlike most of the other multitracks, these files have already been processed to create a decent balance immediately. However, everything's bone-dry, so the project is handy for experimenting with the sweetener effects discussed in Part 4 of the book.
SMALL-SCALE PROJECTS FOR BUILDING CONFIDENCE
  • Sven Bornemark & Pearl Mics: 'Stop Messing With Me'
    Style: Blues (back to top)
    This multitrack has been kindly provided by Pearl Microphones, and showcases many of their high-spec microphones. For more details about the making of this recording, check out this video.
LARGER-SCALE PROJECTS WITH SOME SMALL CHALLENGES
  • Wesley Morgan: 'Backroom In Tulsa' & 'Flesh And Bone'
    Style: Dark Blues/Americana (back to top)
    Support him by clicking here. This material was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone studios by renowned engineer Oz Fritz. Also, if you liked these projects, check out this stem-mixing session he's kindly provided for another excellent song of his, 'Poor Boy' (preview MP3 
        16 stems, 565MB ZIP)
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