Music Mixing Questions: Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The basic focus of a mix should be on:
    • A. 

      Effects and EQ

    • B. 

      Balance and music

    • C. 

      Fades and guitars

    • D. 

      Reverbs and delays

    • E. 

      Song length

  • 2. 
    Choose the most sensible way to reduce the dynamic range of a track when mixing:
    • A. 

      Add high frequency EQ

    • B. 

      Use a limiter or compressor & ride the fader of the track

    • C. 

      Erase the track

    • D. 

      Add an out of phase mult on the track

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    A TV mix will not include:
    • A. 

      A lead vocal

    • B. 

      Stereo effects

    • C. 

      Lead pipes

    • D. 

      Drums

    • E. 

      Midi instruments

  • 4. 
    When a stereo mix is played in mono, the instruments in the center get:
    • A. 

      Brighter

    • B. 

      Softer

    • C. 

      Intermittent

    • D. 

      Louder

    • E. 

      Boomy

  • 5. 
    When mixing it's helpful to group instruments according to:
    • A. 

      Levels

    • B. 

      Type

    • C. 

      Age

    • D. 

      Salary

    • E. 

      Tone

  • 6. 
    Tools that can be used to create depth in a mix include:
    • A. 

      Reverb

    • B. 

      Level

    • C. 

      Delay

    • D. 

      EQ

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Certain situations can require mixes to be done in a relatively short period of time. They would include:
    • A. 

      A jingle date & rough mis

    • B. 

      A 5.1 mix

    • C. 

      A final mix

    • D. 

      A digital mix

    • E. 

      A single mix

  • 8. 
    Most of the time it is best to place the bass instruments where in your mix?
    • A. 

      Center

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      Left

    • D. 

      Surround speaker

    • E. 

      .1

  • 9. 
    What monitoring situation may fool the listener regarding balances?
    • A. 

      Very low or loud monitoring levels

    • B. 

      Stereo monitoring

    • C. 

      Moderate monitoring levels after a meal

    • D. 

      Bi amped monitoring systems

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 10. 
    An equalization method for fitting instruments together in the mix is
    • A. 

      Deep low frequency

    • B. 

      Bright saturation

    • C. 

      Clipping modals

    • D. 

      Notching frequencies

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Two ways to bring up the level of your overall finished digital mix are:
    • A. 

      Compression & totalization

    • B. 

      Totalization & editing

    • C. 

      Preview head & Eqing

    • D. 

      Normalization & compression

    • E. 

      Editing & Eqing

  • 12. 
    An engineer always mixes the tracks he/she has recorded?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you record a song in Protools and write fader level changes, plugin effects, compression, and EQ, you can be assured whoever mixes that song will use the plugins and level changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Radio stations and the public:
    • A. 

      Evaluate expensive and cheaply done mixes with the same criteria

    • B. 

      The public always makes allowances for a mix done on the cheap

    • C. 

      Radio stations love to play mixes if the mixer saved money for the client

    • D. 

      Most people will buy a CD if a lot of money was spent on the mix

  • 15. 
    A mix must conform to:
    • A. 

      The minimum EQ spectrum

    • B. 

      The RIAA download lawsuit parameters

    • C. 

      United Association of Mixers Basic Guidelines

    • D. 

      Film compatability standards

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The best way to compare two sound sources is to:
    • A. 

      Be able to switch back and forth between them in real time

    • B. 

      Play one, and take a break, then play the other

    • C. 

      Play them at the same time

    • D. 

      Play one and play the other soon after

    • E. 

      Listen to one at night and the other when you're fresh

  • 17. 
    The type of meter that shows an average level:
    • A. 

      VU

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Peak

    • D. 

      Analog

    • E. 

      Low ballistic

  • 18. 
    If mixing a hip hop tune you may keep the vocal dry because:
    • A. 

      It might be placed in the center

    • B. 

      The bass frequencies may be low

    • C. 

      The lyrics need to be understood

    • D. 

      People can't tap their feet to wet vocals

    • E. 

      It's a rule from the mixers federation guidelines

  • 19. 
    To determine the 'beats per minute' of a song/track':
    • A. 

      Add the number of minutes to the number of seconds

    • B. 

      Count four bars and multiply by 4

    • C. 

      Play the song backward and notice the first beat

    • D. 

      Count the number of beats in 15 seconds and multiply by 4

  • 20. 
    One thing you cannot do easily at the mastering stage is:
    • A. 

      Add EQ

    • B. 

      Change levels

    • C. 

      Undo compression

    • D. 

      Resequence songs

    • E. 

      Add compression to one song

  • 21. 
    As well as recording your stereo mix to one or more 2 track recording devices, in order to make a small update later, you may record your stereo mix to:
    • A. 

      The digital multitrack or DAW of the song

    • B. 

      Video

    • C. 

      Mono

    • D. 

      5.1

    • E. 

      4 bit

  • 22. 
    Dub mixing started in:
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      Jamaica

    • D. 

      Indiana

    • E. 

      Japan

  • 23. 
    The two most basic sections of a pop song are:
    • A. 

      Intro and outro

    • B. 

      Verse and chorus

    • C. 

      Bridge and middle 8

    • D. 

      Solo and end

    • E. 

      Contata and fugue

  • 24. 
    At what frequency range are te most fundamental and lower harmonic tones found?
    • A. 

      Low and mid frequencies

    • B. 

      Q range

    • C. 

      High frequencies

    • D. 

      Parametric frequencies

  • 25. 
    When using a delay or reverb in a mix it must always:
    • A. 

      Be in time with the music

    • B. 

      Be after the audio that is effected

    • C. 

      Never be equalized

    • D. 

      Be in mono

    • E. 

      None of the above