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Sercan Usta Comments: “Glenn the heavier rhythm parts I mix sound great on active monitors (Yamaha hs7) but are a fizzy mess without any body through laptop/phone speakers. Does it lack mids or am I missing something else?”

You need to take into account that laptop and phone speakers sound like shit and have no body on them. They simply don’t have the physical size needed to produce the low-frequency waveforms- it’s just a physical impossibility.

Don’t worry about it too much, stop listening to your own mixes. Go put on a mix from somebody else and compare it on those crappy little speakers. Chances are those speakers will make the mix you really enjoy sound like shit too.

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Greetings, I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned.Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects.Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on my channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos.Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for reading!

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