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What should I do in each mix

When I first started in my own home studio, I thought everything would be very easy because I had no idea about the mix. What I wanted was to record my demos in my own space.


But when I started mixing later, many things seemed complicated and difficult to me. One of the problems I had was that I did not have a steady flow in my mixing, but also in the whole production of a demo.


So in this Post I wanted to talk to you about some steps you need to take in each mix. So today you will learn some basic procedural points that you should not miss when mixing.

  • Before you start a mix

  • How to start a mix

  • What you need to have ready to save time

  • Mixing with headphones: Yes or no?

  • Do you have to take breaks?


I will answer these basic questions because I know you have the same concerns.


Before you start a mix.


  • The first basic thing to do before you start mixing is to listen to the song. Yes, very well.


  • You sit in front of your speakers or headphones, pick up a notebook and pencil and listen to the song.


  • You may need to listen to the song two or three times, maybe even more until you make sure you have written down everything that needs to be corrected.

How to start a mix


You start with the well-known static mix. It all starts with balance. Besides, I have said it many times and I will keep saying it, that mixing is a science and its purpose is the perfect balance between the channels.


Static mixing is for me one of the most basic stages of mixing. I have a relevant bl