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Old 01-02-2019, 07:50 AM
MikeBmusic MikeBmusic is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: On the Mass/NH border
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'Post processing' should never be looked at as a '1 size fits all' thing. A solo guitar track is much different than a guitar + voice is much different than a multiple instrument mix.

As Doug posted on page 1, getting it right "going in" is key - mic technique/placement, room acoustics. Otherwise you have to fix things just to get started.

I track in the -18 to -12dBFS range, so never worry about adding gain at the mixing stage.
I usually put a touch of compression on first to tame the loud attack (because I use a pick 90% of the time).
EQ is done in one step, so the HPF come into play. I seldom need any EQ on my Taylor except to make it sit in a mix with other instruments better. My Ibanez 12 string needs a cut on the high end/boost on the low end to balance it.
When mixing multi-instruments, I get all the levels and EQs and compression set before adding reverb to all the tracks.

My music:

2017 Taylor 114ce-N
2012 Taylor 310ce
2011 Fender CD140SCE
Ibanez 12 string a/e
73 Epiphone 6830E 6 string (made in 71?)

72 Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone LP Jr
Chinese Strat clone ($25!)

Kala baritone ukulele
Seagull 'Merlin'
Washburn Mandolin
Luna 'tatoo' a/e ukulele
antique banjolin
Squire J bass
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