POST EDL: Tip 6 - Promo Mixing & Inflators

08-25-2014 09:00 PM

When mixing promos, often people add inflators (like the nice Sonnox one that I use and reccomend) to the mix bus. Don’t!
It is far better to add the inflator to the dialogue to get that “louder/punchier/warmer (insert adjective to fit)”, and then you can get the music/fx balance up much tighter underneath - resulting in a much better mix balance (where not just everything is louder).
Use your weapons in the smart way - not the obvious way.