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The Case For Starting Your Mix With Drums

by Kim Lajoie on July 11, 2013

Graham Cochrane: In my workflow I like to [send the drum tracks to a single group/bus] and then even hide the drum tracks. Why? So I’m not tempted to go fiddling with the individual tracks again. One slight change and the whole drum mix can fall apart. That’s what is so tricky about mixing drums. […]

Examples of using group busses

by Kim Lajoie on September 19, 2011

Group busses are a versatile and useful mixing technique. They’re often used in a variety of different situations: Distorted guitar stacks. It’s quite common to layer or doubletrack (or tripletrack or quadrupletrack) distorted guitar parts in order to make them sound bigger. Sometimes the layers are all recorded with the same setup (same guitar, same […]

How to use group busses

by Kim Lajoie on September 5, 2011

Group busses are a feature of many mixers (physical and virtual). They’re often just like regular track channels, except they don’t receive their audio from a disk file, tape channel or live instrument. Instead, they receive their audio from one or more other channels within the mixer. Group busses are sometimes also referred to as […]