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Old 17th June 2005
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1. Turn the VOLUME DOWN WHILE MIXING ! I used to mix really loud because I grew up with a Marshall stack blaring 3 feet away from me constantly and I was used to very loud music. The overall balance and tone of my mixing has improved tenfold when I keep it low for as long as possible. (less over EQing as well)

2. I record as many instruments as possible with the band in the same room together as they would be if they were practicing or playing on stage. Most musicians are way more comfortable with this than a more surgical approach and they perfom MUCH better.

3. I agree with Fletcher. Headphones suck. I`d say most musicians don`t practice together with headphones on so why have them on when your trying to milk the best performance possible out of them. Singers perform better without them as well I think.