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Old 18th September 2019
Gear Head

Mixing IN your mind

So i was watching this masterclass by Tony Maserati and he talks about being able to imagine the finished mix in your mind's ear before doing anything.

And suddenly i had an idea for an exercise to test one's mixing skill in this regard:

on a new mix you create a static balance with no processing at all and listen to the song several time trying to figure out what processing it needs. You can take notes and basically mix the song on paper. Take note of every single move you'd make to create the final mix. Then, you simply apply what's on paper to your mix without ever listening till you have finished applying all the moves you wrote on paper. And only after, you listen to the result. What was a good move, what went bad?

Hope this helps someone