Since I dive into mixing these year, which I never did that much, I see a lot of tips here and there. Some are good, some are bad, and they are almost all situational.
My question is about volume shaping instead of sidechaining. I discovered Au5 this year and, even if his music doesn’t always appeal to my non-EDM trained ears, I love this guy, the way he approaches music and his very precise production/mixdowns.
So one of his tips is to make a bus for everything but kick and snare, and to use a volume shaper to draw some very precise sidechaining.
My question is : why routing all the mixdown to a single bus doesn’t cause issues ? Like phase cancellation, or phase distortion, why this thing works ? I begin to dive into phase, I learn that I EQ’d way too much and that was the main issue of my mixdowns, that lacked air partly because of this.
And superposing the exact same sound looks to be a bad idea, but I have also a friend who simply double his kick track for punch, so I’m not sure about these techniques.