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7 Unusual Music Mixing Terms, What They Mean

1The world of recording and mixing can often seem intimidating, with its various technical complexities and confusing terminology. Here we help explain a few of the more befuddling terms which are often thrown about in the recording studio.

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In this recent piece from MusicThinkTank, Michael Hahn helps us to decode some of the weirder term often applied in the world of mixing.

"Boxy refers to a sound or mix composed of mostly midrange frequencies with not enough lows and highs. For example: “These guitars are too boxy. We should try a mic with more high end.”

A boxy mix sounds flat and can lack detail. You’ll see why when you reference mix against a well-produced commercial recording.

How to fix it:

  • Avoid boxiness by making sure to not over-boost your mids or neglect the extreme ends of your frequency spectrum."

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