“Tonal balance” is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot by mixing and mastering engineers as if they’re talking about something as commonplace as water, but for the uninitiated, it can leave them scratching their heads. What is tonal balance, what makes it good or bad, and how does one go about achieving good tonal balance?
In this piece, we’ll not only talk you through what tonal balance is, but also show you some tools and techniques you can use while mixing or mastering to achieve great tonal balance for your songs. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive in!
In this piece you’ll learn:
- What tonal balance is and what makes it good or bad
- How to measure and adjust tonal balance during mixing
- The role of tonal balance in mastering
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