Today we have an amazing FAQ Friday video for you!
Our featured question is:
“When you’re mixing at home, how do you know when to say “That’s Good Enough” and move on? Countless times I down the rabbit hole on one channel, only to later take most of it off. Do you have a technique for limiting yourself on a mix?”
Do I have a technique? No, but I just try to move quickly. And I don’t mean so quickly that I ignore problems, but I mean move quickly, make decisions quickly, and build something up within an hour or so just so that it is listenable. That way, if I have a decent drum sound, bass sound, guitar, vocals, etc., I can then just start refining or relaxing. For me, the only way to really do this is to move and make decisions quickly.
One of the biggest problems I have ever had is exactly what you’re talking about, where I’ve gone in and done WAY too much and spent too much time “overcooking” something, like a drum sound, to where is overpowers every other instrument.
Therefore, the best way to avoid this issue is to work quick enough so that you can take a step back and make more “global” decisions when it comes to your mix.
Watch the video below to hear the answer to this, and many more of your most asked questions!