Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing mixing poorly recorded tracks? Reply To: mixing poorly recorded tracks?

Paul Koester

    Thanks Elliott.  All the horns and the acoustic guitar were on phone mics.

    Drums were recorded with a handheld Zoom.   That gave a decent sounding recording, but the single stereo tack just didn't leave many options for changing the blend of the kick, snare, cymbals.

    The vocals and the telecaster's cab were recorded on real mics, and the bass was DI'd.

    Listening back in retrospect, I think I got the horns too high in the mix.  I think I just got too excited.   It was the first time we played with horns so I really wanted to highlight them.