A new tool I have been using to create a much better mix and have found the worlds of effects is the Multi Band Compressor.
The Multiband Dynamics Effect from Ableton is an effective processing that takes audio and separates it into 3 bands. This can be helpful to see what is happening in the three bands.
I have been using Multiband in an Audio Effect rack. Basically, take an effect rack with 3 chains that have a multi band in each. Then in each rack hit the
What this means is you can have different effects on each unique band. That means putting a reverb in just the highs and keeping the bass clean, adding a chorus to the bass, and so on. With this tip, you can really start to dial in your effects on the frequencies you want.
Below is a free Multiband Effect Rack I made for you all to check out.Play around with it and comment on what you find. Just sign up and the download files will appear below.