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Old 11th June 2012
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I do that sometimes as well. Another trick is to record some of the individual outs along with the main, and then use them to alter the balance or stereo field. For example, if an instrument is too loud, you can take its individual out track, invert it, and often there will be enough cancelation to bring it down in the mix. It doesn't always work, but often enough it does. These individual out tracks can also be slipped in underneath the main to boost a sound that's been mixed too low. And still another trick is if you want say reverb only on the snare -- which obviously can't be done on the full mix -- you can take just the individual snare out track, send that to the reverb and make it 100% wet. It can then be panned anywhere you like, EQ'd, compressed, whatever. Sounds pretty cool.