Originally Posted by Jpchartrand
Is it common practice to mix the whole song and then mix the vocal?
i find it depends on the song itself. if your going for a pop song then most definatley coz thats alll people hear that and a few beats.
always mix with the audience in mind. if your mixing a rock song i like to mix the guitars and vocals slighly more together for that fighting for air kinda vibe.
if its soul and good r and b then mix the vocal with the bass more. stuff like that its all about listening to how others do it and then trying it for yourself.