Question About My Audio Driver Properties When Mixing

Discussion in 'Mixing and Mastering' started by AudioXXX, May 30, 2018.

  1. AudioXXX

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    Hi, New Here...Wanted To Ask.... Should I Have A Preset On My Audio Driver EQ Or Should I Keep It Default/Flat...I Was Messing Around With Them After A Mix...And Such A Difference Of Course...But What If My Listeners Dont Have That Audio Leveling? Just Wanted To Ask Some Pros...Thanks For The Feedback.
     
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    When mixing everything should be as flat as possible - studio monitors, studio grade headphones etc. Putting any kind of enhancement on your sound device is going to give you a false sound.
     
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    Thanks Man...I Was Just Curious Because When I Went To Default My Mix Sounded Way Bad ha.
     
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    Also I Thought The Eq Was Processed Through The Daw When Rendering Since Its The Same Driver But Nope. Thanks Again.
     
  6. Baxter

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    Just the fact that your audio driver has an option to load EQ presets sounds to me like it isn't a serious audio interface/driver.
     
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    Ha Yea Its Just The HP Realtek High Definiton Audio...Well It Lets Me Eq/Enhance When I Right Click On The Speaker Options On WIndows Task Bar Properties...See I Was Confused Because When I Go To Control Panel My Computer Also Came With DTS Audio Control Panel Which Also Lets Me Eq And Enhance....So I All This Eq Plus Equalizing In The Daw With Plugins Had My Mix Sounding Loud And Crisp...But When I Double Checked The Final In A Car Or Other Device...Sounded Weak...Im Still Learning All This Stuff But Dont Know Too Much About Audio Drivers And What Not...Which Drivers Do You Recommend To Install On Windows?
     
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    Yeah, I figured it was a Realtek audio interface. I actually wrote it in my original post, but I edited it out since it sounded too smirky (I added "Realtek Super 5000 HXT Gaming Elite Gold Series" or something like that).

    You want great converters and a very flat and uncolored sound. Look into dedicated audio interfaces by RME, Universal Audio, Audient, Focusrite, etc. They use dedicated ASIO drivers. Go with those.

    Making something "loud" will not make it automatically sound great. You will learn this in time.

    Edit: Why do you write in title case (Title Case)?
     
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