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Old 27th December 2010
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Originally Posted by GSF View Post

Total agreement here, it's important to be able to hear the material properly in order to make the right decisions, but I will tell you that I have been in mixing situations where the monitoring was so detailed that I found myself getting a little too OCD.
That's usually a good time to take a break and go outside (into the woods, if possible).

It's also a good reason to make an mp3 of of a mix-in-progress, and play it in a few "real-world" scenarios, just to see if the gist of what you're trying to put across is actually gonna make it to the listener.