Nail the Mix: Standardization in Mixing Metal Music?

  • Jan-Peter Herbst, Mark Mynett
  • Popular Music & Society, September 2021, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2021.1957544

Mixing approaches in metal music

Photo by Jonathan Farber on Unsplash

Photo by Jonathan Farber on Unsplash

What is it about?

Mixing metal music is an art and a science. This study examines the approaches metal music producers take when mixing metal music. It finds a certain degree of individual artistic freedom but also various common approaches due to limitations imposed by acoustic laws.

Why is it important?

Metal music production is not understood well so far. Our study documents different approaches to mixing metal music and explains where there is room for individuality and where there are commonalities and why. The study outlines the main approaches to mixing metal music.

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