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Another Day, Another Mix Closer To Perfection

Well, I've been messing with the mix on the (first of many, I hope) songs, and I've just about got it tweaked to perfection, this time with a Match EQ mastering plugin. Basically what Match EQ does is it analyzes an audio file and then figures out the peaks and valleys of the frequency range (hey — quit nodding off) and then it applies that as a equalization profile to your overall mix. For the source file, I chose Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" because I like the way the mix on that song sounds. Then I told the plugin to "Learn" the overall EQ levels of that song. Then, I turned it loose on my song's mix, and let it EQ the final mix down. Here is what I got: