I thought I'd make a thread to talk about mixing. I'm sure some people here know how to mix audio, but there are others who have 0 experience with it. I thought this would be a good thread to make, so more experienced people could give their philosophy, techniques, tips, critiques, etc. I was reading a thread in another forum and thought some of the advice might be useful. http://thewombforums.com/showthread.php?t=10156 If you look down to the 14th post you see Charles Dye give some IMO good advice. He doesn't mix classical music however he does have Grammy, so the man does know how to make audio sound good.
There doesn't seem to be much info on the internet about mixing classical music and even less about mixing orchestral samples. There seems to be 2 schools of thought on this. 1). Mix it as you would a classical recording. Use automation, one reverb, panning , little or no eq and little to no compression. 2). treat it as you would anything else that uses samples. Use all the techniques above along with heavy eqing, compression, stereo widening, distortion, etc.
Personally I tend to lean towards the 2nd approach as I think it allows more freedom, but both are valid. Here is a song I posted in the listening room a week or 2 ago. I remixed it, so hopefully it sounds better than before(or at least more powerful). . I tried to mix this, so the song had a sense of power, while also retaining dynamics.
Anyway, if you have questions, advice, videos, songs you want critiqued, etc, please post here.