mix (something) down

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mix (something) down

To produce a final audio product from a mixture of several different audio sources or components. We've got the best sound engineer in the country mixing our tracks down, so the album is going to sound fantastic. We need to re-record the vocals track before we can mix the song down.
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mix down

v.
1. To combine all of the audio components of some recording into a single final soundtrack or mix: We recorded the last guitar part toward the end of the song, and now we can mix the song down. It can be difficult to mix down 24 tracks.
2. To reduce the volume of some component of an electrical or audio signal relative to other components: The drums sounded too loud in the recording studio, so we mixed them down. The sound engineer mixed down the vocals.
See also: down, mix
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The combined sound output is then forwarded to a virtual eight-speaker setup and then mixed down to a binaural renderer to create a passable streaming full-sphere surround sound using only existing web components.
The cheese had been mixed down with plenty of slugs of olive oil into a paste, and the chilli gave it a notable bite at the end.
In sum, the difference will be far more recognizable when other kinds of sounds elements are mixed down to stereo, like sound elements within the five categories discussed in the next sections, beginning with sound effects.
Even if global average temperatures fall and the surface layer of the sea cools, heat would still be mixed down into the deeper layers of the ocean, causing continued rises in sea levels.
The signal is mixed down to an intermediate frequency for sampling by an analog to digital converter for input to the FPGA for filtering.
It's 2 Step forwards no steps back with the effervescent indie-pop of SHOEBOX; man the lifeboats as 4 MILE DRIVE launch a torpedo - I'm thinking The Ruts, The Rezillos, Penetration; great song from Middlesbrough band FALLEN PHOENIX, a chorus that really grabs you; The Target are aiming high with a rockin number; a classy, sassy slice of funked up pop from our favourite mod brand MODERN WORKS; more funk, mixed down into the dirty blues of THE PRINCES OF MONTE CARLO; while THE PURNELLS paint a story at pace splashed across a catchy soundtrack, definitely one to play in the car in the neon glare of the A19 fast lane.
The strings were a cluster of razors and the brass ear-piercing." Apparently, the Decca audio engineers back then had mixed down forty-eight channels to two and then brightened it all up to sound good on early, non-audiophile speakers.
Then they went in and cut stuff to that and it was all kind of mixed down from there.'
"People might say our results in the knockout phase have been mixed down the years but we have consistently got to the last eight or the last four and we have produced some terrific performance against the best teams.
The inevitable string of '80s pop tunes (care of music supervisor Pilar McCurry) is surprisingly weak, highlighted only by Luther Vandross' version of "This World Is Mine," while jazz drummer Robert Hurst's jazz-trio score is mixed down to the point that it's like aural wallpaper.
The acoustic signal from the tag is detected by a receiver hydrophone and mixed down to a 0-20 kHz bandwidth.
In rock or heavy metal, mixed down music focuses on "top" or treble sounds.
The return signal from a target is mixed down to a 320 MHz IF signal.
Flavour Of The Old School and Greatest Day were prime slices of smooth acid jazz, while Come As You Are was mixed down and dirty funk with a huge, euphoric chorus.