Below, and in the rest of the series, I will be listing, explaining and detailing helpful mixing tips to maximize your productions and get the best masters possible. I'll generally work from the more basic "mix issue fixes", up towards the more specific elements and tips. This started as a "10 quick mix tips..."-type of post and quickly escalated to an ongoing series! Some of the topics I'll cover include (but certainly aren’t “limited” to)- inspecting your final mix, alternative monitoring ideas, using reference tracks, “2-buss” processing, stereo field usage, depth creation, dynamic manipulation and finalizing your mix sessions. As time goes on, who knows what will be covered! The most common mix issues I find are the basic ones. These are issues that could be solved or at least acknowledged by taking a few minutes to review and double-check your actual mix-down.
Advice – tips, ideas, and more on recording, mixing, mastering and other musical categories.