TIPS AND TRICKS
This is one of the easiest mixing tricks ever but we seem to forget it. The next time you get into the studio and you are mixing, try closing your eyes. Don’t look at the levels. Listen to the song from begining to end. Now take notes, which instruments sounded to loud? Which were to low? Did the vocals pop out in or do they sit in the mix. It may seem strange to take notes but it does help.
Next, listen the song again with your eyes closed after you have made the changes. What did you change? Did it fix it? Now follow up with your notes with the answers to the fix. Now you have a sheet that is your own FAQ facts sheet that you can apply to your other songs. No, not every song will be the same but you can use this as a starting point. It’s also a great way to learn and get a better mix!