Q: i remember like, half a year ago, you answered a question about mastering. I was wondering if you could also go into detail about your mixing process, like how you generally approach kicks, snares, samples, bass, that kind of thing? Also, in your opinion, is mastering as important or less important than mixing?

i think just like how mixing can only enhance from the original source, mastering can only enhance the mix.  source > mix > master.  
i haven’t really made much music lately, but i guess start with the source, i would get my drum sounds from vinyl, sample them into the mpc or s950 then into the computer. if the source isn’t good you can’t fix it in the mix. i would sample them really hot.  parallel compression on the kick and snare.  on the parallel compression bus, also enhance the lows and highs maybe like 60hz and 3000khz.  compress the hell out of the parallel bus and mix it back in. ummm i like to also put a drum break in the background with a high pass filter to fill in the silence, preferably a break with alot of rides, so it’ll fill in the space in the higher end.  you can also throw the bass into the parallel bus.  umm idk if it doesnt sound right try to carve a space for the kick out of the bass with an eq, and vice versa with the kick for the bass.  boosting snares at 2500khz sounds pretty good.  
yeah hope that helps.  but i think most importantly find the right sounds, so you don’t have to struggle hard when it comes to mixing it.


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Q: would you consider mixing and mastering other people's work?

yeah, it might take some time though since i got work and such.


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