I have started listening more carefully to the mixes of orchestral music in film, classical etc. And one thing that stands out to me is…how much lower the percussion mix is in level, compared to my tracks.
The percussion is simply a background element, that compliments the orchestration. The problem is that I come from a background of EDM and Rock/Metal. So I guess my ears are just so tuned to having a big and powerful percussion mix.
The problem is of course that the percussion overtakes the total mix, and reduces the power of the big brass, bold strings etc.
Are you also dealing with this “percussion love” syndrome that I seem to suffer from, and if so do you have any tips and solutions?