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Spectrum Analyzer Basics For Music Producers

Spectrum analyzers are often taken for granted. They feature in many EQ plugins and are a handy guide to help you find problem frequencies and we rarely question the default settings under the hood.


They're a great tool for troubleshooting and helping your ears and brain make decisions, especially when mixing in small rooms or on headphones.


In this video I’m going to look at changing the settings to create a more usable display for comparing mixes.


Then, we’ll familiarize ourselves on what a “good” mix should look like.


Lastly, let’s compare the reading of a home studio mix to a commercial ref track and discuss how to decide what might need fixing, or not.

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