Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Pre-Mixing Reply To: Pre-Mixing


    For pre-mixing I generally don’t use EQ, I leave that ‘till the actual mix. Like you, my attention has been drawn to the UAD Manley Variable MU comp. Not only for the mixbus, but the tube-emulation and overal character that comes from vari-mu could also help to fatten up tracks during pre-mixing.

    Transformers are another piece of the puzzle that could help. Lately I’ve been using (vintage) EQ plug-ins, like the Pultec EQP-1A, Tonelux Tilt & Eventide UltraChannel, completely flat and just run signal through them.