Skyr Gobbler makes your mixes boomy and fat
You’re happily dreaming away this morning when the eighth Yuletide Trickster rears his ugly head.
Skyr Gobbler is a big fat meanie who sneaks into your studio and adds too much low-end to all of your mixes.
He gobbles down his Skyr, a kind of Icelandic Yogurt, as he plays with your EQ curves. He starts with the drums, adding thick low-end to everything, taking that clean and clear kick drum and transforming it into a boomy sludge-like sound that lacks all definition and clarity.
He turns to your bass and starts adding the same frequencies to the bass! Now you can’t hear either instrument from the overbearing muddiness that’s draped like a blanket over your mix.
When you get into your studio today you realize that all the clarity you had in your mixes is gone, along with the tubby trickster.
But never fear, dear reader. Let me give you a quick excerpt from EQ Strategies – Your Ultimate Guide to EQ that covers a quick way to get rid of your muddy mixes:
“Instruments and sounds that are dominant in the lower frequencies have a tendency to make your mixes unclear, muffled, and muddy. We tend to call them by two different names:
Although they mostly mean the same thing, I think there’s a subtle difference between the two. They can all be thrown into the category of “ugly low-mid buildup that clutters up your mix,” but the subtle difference is between frequency ranges.”
Download the rest of the excerpt via PDF right here, and if you’d like to check out the full version, head on over here to get started.