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Offline humreymar

Mixer levels
« on: October 03, 2021, 07:36:16 PM »
Hola a todos,

I feel curious about what is the proper level or max level that you use on rythm1, rythm2 and bass at the mixing console as a part of a song or registration, my question is because i recently notice that my recordings felt like they are lacking of body in comparisson with another ones on the internet and maybe is because I use in most of them around 70 or 60s for rythms as max and 50 or 60s level for bass, do you think I am recording these parts too low? or what would be your recommendation? or maybe is related to the quality keyboards and is time to replace my old psr s950 for a recent generation model?

Thanks in advance,



Online Normanfernandez

Re: Mixer levels
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 08:04:46 PM »
Quickest way would be to use Master EQ and set it to Powerful.
Norman Fernandez Keyboardplayer

PSR S770 - Roland FP 30 - PSR 280
Cubase - Kontakt6

Offline humreymar

Re: Mixer levels
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 01:42:16 AM »
Good point, let me try this and see how much improvement i can get.

Thanks for your response Norman,


Online Normanfernandez

Re: Mixer levels
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 08:02:26 AM »
You can check this out
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PSR S770 - Roland FP 30 - PSR 280
Cubase - Kontakt6
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Offline humreymar

Re: Mixer levels
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 09:00:54 PM »
Thank you Norman, excellent demonstration and very helpful!




Offline music by allen

Re: Mixer levels
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 03:59:02 AM »

I know exactly what you are looking for. I have started making those changes on all my registrations. I have a PSR S970 that I currently gig with.
(moved up from the 950). All my rgts. were created using the basic preset levels from yamaha and they worked fine for years, but recently I felt
they were too over produced to sound like a commercial record or backing tracks which is fine for home use but I wanted my arrangements to
sound more in your face or should I say live on stage sounding. I have begun remixing all my 300 songs using the style mixer and resaving my

It has been quite dramatic. One thing to remember is to mix at a moderate level on the speakers you will be using them on. And the biggest thing
is to USE YOUR EARS. Your mixing for your satisfaction not someone else.

Most of yamaha's mixes have the drums and bass buried in the mix. (they sound great for a commercial recording but not to stand out in a live situation).
I've also found that many of the drum kits used have too much reverb which tends to set them back in the mix. Cutting back a bit helps bring them to the

I found when I increased the drum levels that they really opened up the sound and automatically became brighter with more presence without any EQing.

I first increase the drum level up to somewhere in the 90s. Factory settings are most often in the 50s or 60s.
I then set the bass level equal to,or more likely 5 or 6 numbers lower for the balance I'm looking for. Remember, I'm mixing for my ears. Yours might tell
you something different. There is no right and wrong.

I then remix the remaining tracks of the style to balance the drums and bass. Remember if you want a section of horns for instance to stand out bring the
level up a bit. Try not to let repetitive instruments become too loud in the mix. They tend to make the mix sound too unnatural. Just use your ears.

I then simply go back and overwrite the registration to the new settings. Bing, Bang, Boom. Done.

Resetting the global EQs is fine if you are just looking to enhance the overall sound of the original mix, but this will give your songs more pop and liveliness.
Believe me it creates more energy on stage and from the dancers on the floor.

This is only my opinion but it might be worth a try.


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