Pink noise mixing is often discussed, but do you know how to mix with pink noise?
It’s a great little trick to mix quickly – by balancing level – and can be used at the beginning, middle or end of the mixing process.
In this video, we go through the following:
1. I explain exactly what pink noise is.
2. Why and how to mix with pink noise, and...
3. Walk-through an example of mixing a track with pink noise.
Here are the basic steps:
- Load in a pink noise sample (or generator) into a track in your mixing session.
- Bring up each track in your mix – one at a time – against the pink noise until it's barely audible above the noise.
- Repeat for all tracks in your mix (treating any groups or busses as one track)
- Mute the pink noise, un-mute all the other tracks, et voila - a rough and ready (but pretty good) balance of levels.
You can also download a free pink noise sample here: [http://bit.ly/2wqknzb]
The original idea was espoused by Eddie Bazil in this article.
Have a go at using this technique and let me know how you get on in the comments below!