Retreat, Regroup and Really Show That Mix Who’s Boss!

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I just got back from a short but sweet vacation this weekend.

It’s comfortable to get away from it all, if only for a little while. Especially since NAMM is this coming weekend and the trade show “floor” tends to zap your energy real quick.

So it’s good to recharge and regroup if only just to have enough energy to tackle the coming week.

It got me thinking actually. Putting something out of your mind for a while really gives you new perspectives on things.

It gives you the ability to think about things in a different way.

A New Point of View

Let’s take a mixing session for instance.

It’s so easy for us to pound our head against the mixing console without really succeeding at the vision we have for a specific song.

If you’re mixing and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to be able to get that sound you want, just leave it.

If you’re fighting a losing battle in your mixing session, just do what an army does when it’s losing a battle.

Retreat and regroup.

You may have lost the battle with the drum sound today, but come tomorrow you might be fresh with new ideas on how to tackle the war you’re waging against that uncooperative track.

Whenever you’re in a bind and you can’t make anything sound good, just do one of these things:

  1. Walk away.
  2. Take a deep breath.
  3. Make some coffee.
  4. Listen to a different style of music.
  5. Read a comic book.
  6. Cook a great meal.

Just do anything to take your mind off the task at hand. It’s amazing what our subconscious does while we’re not looking.

That’s it for today. Just some food for thought if you’re having a bad start to the week. Retreat, regroup and be rewarded.

Oh, and BTW, if you’re still struggling and your subconscious won’t help you, I have a bag full of tricks that you can use on your annoying mix. The Strategies bundle will give you ideas to take even the most uncooperative of mixes to the next level.

Check it out here:

www.audio-issues.com/strategies

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