At 11/27/19 03:30 PM, Bonnot wrote:
I adapted a lot of mixing techniques from trailer music like Two Steps From Hell, Generdyn Music and @EvilRaccoon, but unlike trailer music I don't abuse the compression, at least not to the point of ear-bleeding like those shit they play in movie trailers.
Yeah, I still experiment to this day with a lot of mixing techniques, and the latest track I put up here is also incorrect. I have picked up a few things from trailer music mixer's course by Joël Dollié who is a great guy. Believe it or not, I still learn a lot from Alan Meyerson just in terms of placement and balance, although I can't afford the Mixwiththemasters.com annual sub for his videos.
Trailer tracks are an interesting one. Because we'll mix the stems (compression/ limiting/ etc) and deliver them, these will be rebalanced and mixed within the trailer (dialogue and SFX) and then mastered. We do deliver a full mix too. I try to make my tracks loudish - but I don't think I'll ever go move too much into the soundwar, especially since I try to hit a -6db mix with mastering doing the rest.
8Dio are quite pleased with the tracks I have been handing them recently. Personally, I find volumes are controlled at mixing groups, that's where I determine the dynamics. The mastering therefore becomes more of a cherry on top volume boost when required. Ultimately, if people want it louder, they will turn up their volume. Here's what my delivery last week looked like.