Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Mixing with pink noise as a reference Reply To: Mixing with pink noise as a reference

Marc Becker

    I use this technique when I start a a mix with plenty of tracks to do a quick balancing, just to get an idea what the song is like. Works pretty well for me, but I personally wouldn't use it at a later state of the mix. The therory behind using pink noise is to get everything well balanced because it represents a pleasing level of all frequencies over the spectrum. In fact I often want to promote certain instruments or frequencies later when the mix evolves. Using pink noise to level the tracks at this point would even it out and reverse my decisions. That's not what I want at that stage.