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Old 15th July 2005
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Why can you attend a mastering session but not mixing?

I've been talking to mixing engineers to mix my stuff. They either don't want me to sit in, or to pay them $100 extra per hour to sit in.
I've been composing, recording, and mixing for years.

I think it would be amazingly helpful to watch a great mix engineer at work to:
1. Help me record my next album better
2. Become better at mixing myself
3. Be EXREMELY fun and interesting to me - I love the whole art of recording and mixing.

I understand to a degree that they might have to go through all sorts of things (in the trenches) where it might not sound good at first, but I would simply watch and not tell them what to do - just observe what compressor and eq settings they use, how they fade, how much reverb they might use, where they pan.