Comparing Microphones - Is Expensive Really Better?

 More important than your microphone is the level you record at. Make sure you get the best sound out of your setup with the Free Optimal Audio Levels Checklist. https://www.rawtechniquestudios.com/optimal-audio-levels-checklist-optin

Is expensive really better? In this test I compare 5 microphones ranging from $99 to $799 to see what actually sounds best.

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Raw Fix My Mix! Episode 4

 

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This is the fourth episode of my series called Raw Fix My Mix! In this series, I reach out to people on my email list asking for a mix that they need help with. I pick a mix and set up a 1 on 1 video chat to discuss the recording process and what they struggle with when mixing. Next, I do my best to lay down a professional sounding mix that can compete with everything out there on the radio. I set up another 1 on 1 video chat and break down the mix explaining the things I did. 

Song used in Episode 4

Artist- LIL STYLLS

Song: Won't Lose Again

YouTube- LIL STYLLS
 
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Raw Fix My Mix! Episode 3

 

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This is the third episode of my series called Raw Fix My Mix! In this series, I reach out to people on my email list asking for a mix that they need help with. I pick a mix and set up a 1 on 1 video chat to discuss the recording process and what they struggle with when mixing. Next, I do my best to lay down a professional sounding mix that can compete with everything out there on the radio. I set up another 1 on 1 video chat and break down the mix explaining the things I did. 

Song used in Episode 3

Artist name: Davis
Title: Make 'em Move

 

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Raw Fix My Mix! Episode 2

 

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This is the second episode of my new series called Raw Fix My Mix! In this series, I reach out to people on my email list asking for a mix that they need help with. I pick a mix and set up a 1 on 1 video chat to discuss the recording process and what they struggle with when mixing. Next, I do my best to lay down a professional sounding mix that can compete with everything out there on the radio. I set up another 1 on 1 video chat and break down the mix explaining the things I did. 

Song used in Episode 2

HYDRO STUDIOS - EOP Challenge 

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Raw Fix My Mix! Episode 1

 

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This is the first episode of my new series called Raw Fix My Mix! In this series, I reach out to people on my email list asking for a mix that they need help with. I pick a mix and set up a 1 on 1 video chat to discuss the recording process and what they struggle with when mixing. Next, I do my best to lay down a professional sounding mix that can compete with everything out there on the radio. I set up another 1 on 1 video chat and break down the mix explaining the things I did. 

Song used in Episode 1

MOS Kaine - In My Bag

MOS Kaine on every streaming platform and social media sites.

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Gate out the tail of your drums

 
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Balancing Rap vocals with the beat

 

Get your vocals to sit better in the mix with basic balancing techniques and a splash of reverb. 

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Taming the dynamics - DeEsser and Compressor

 

Using a DeEsser we tame the sibilance in the rap vocal. Then using a compressor we control the overall dynamics of the vocal. This will help the vocals sit with the music better instead of getting lost or pop out of the mix. 

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