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Old 31st May 2006
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Watching the VU meters versus using your ears...

I've always tried to mix in conjunction with checking the levels as well as using my ears. I know from experience that using my ears seems to work best.

However, when using my ears, sometimes when I check the levels of the vocals for example, they actually peak above the drums making them the loudest element in the mix. The mix sounds good, but I know that in theory, the drums, especially the kick should be the loudest element in the mix.

Should I continue to go with my ear's instinct, or follow the theoretical "drum rule" and lower the vox?