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Mixing with Pink Noise – IT WORKS!

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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:

  1. Load in a pink noise sample (or generator) into a track in your mixing session.
  2. Bring up each track in your mix – one at a time – against the pink noise until it's barely audible above the noise.
  3. Repeat for all tracks in your mix (treating any groups or busses as one track)
  4. 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!

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My name's Will Darling. I've been making and playing dance music for over 20 years, and share what I've learnt on EDMtips. Get in touch on Facebook.

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