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  • Manuel Scaramuzzino

MIXING WITH HEADPHONES: 4 TOP TIPS

We have always been suggested not to mix on headphones for many reasons such as: spending too much time with headphones on is dangerous for our ears; the mix won't translate well on speakers; you are more subject to ear fatigue, etc. But there are some exceptions when headphones become very handy.

Here are my 4 Top Tips on using headphones while mixing for specific purposes.


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Mixing with headphones: Check the low end

If you work in a not treated room, a good pair of headphones is useful to check your low frequencies.

With headphones, you'll take to room out of the equation.


Mixing with headphones: Check FXs

Turned up that headphones are handy when applying reverbs and delay. It's unbelievable how well they can give you a good understanding of the amount of FXs.



Mixing with headphones: Editing

Headphones are also suitable for editing purposes as noises, pops and clips become very evident.


Mixing with headphones: Check the entire song

Use headphones at the end of the mix to double-check the entire song/track. For this purpose, you should use both studio and commercial headphones/earplugs.








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