Mixing is “the part of the production process where you create balance, consistency, and clarity with all of the audio elements in your story.” (NPR Training)

NPR’s Training Site offers an excellent tutorial on mixing podcast audio.  

There are the essential 8 steps of the process: 

  1. Organize 
  1. Rough in levels 
  1. Determine if you need to EQ 
  1. Determing if you need to use compression 
  1. Check edits and fades 
  1. Fine-tune levels 
  1. Balance ambience and music  
  1. Listen to the mix!  

Follow a tutorial:

Here is an excellent walkthrough of this process for beginners:  

Here is a visual guide for this process. (NPR Training)

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