String Quartet

To hear the position of each instrument clearly, I adjusted the balance to emphasize Track 1 (XY). Overall, I felt the sound lacked enough ambience, so added a bit of reverb.

As a whole, the lower midrange tones are strong, creating a slightly muddy sound. I inserted an equalizer to adjust this frequency area and create a clearer presentation.
Mixing with SONAR X1 LE
• Volume Balance
Track 1 (XY): -0.0 dB
Track 2 (OMNI): -2.0 dB

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• Effect Settings
Equalizer—Inserted on the MIX Bus, with a -2.2 dB cut at 180 Hz to reduce the lower midrange frequencies.

Reverb—Added with a -10.0 dB SEND on the MIX bus. The DECAY TIME is set around 2.3 seconds.
Mixing Results
Listen to the following tracks to compare the sound before and after mixing in SONAR X1 LE.
Mixing Techniques for Various Musical Instruments
Acoustic Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Ensemble (Shakuhachi, Guitar, Percussion)
String Quartet
String Quartet: Advanced Mixing Using SONAR X2 Producer
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