How to… get the best results
Ultimately the best solution for improving mixdowns is to adjust your room’s acoustics. We won’t go deep into acoustic theory, but by installing absorptive panels at your early reflection points and filling your corners with bass trapping, you’ll even out the frequency response at your listening position, so you hear exactly what’s coming out of the speakers (and react accordingly). To go even further, check out Sonarworks’ Reference room calibration technology. Simply hook up a test mic, analyse the room’s response with the software, then load up their plugin on your master bus, for instant improvement.