Is your system broken?
Inefficiency just means: “this system is broken and we need a better one.”
It means that you have things in the way, or too many steps, to get to the final result.
Everything that stands between you and the work is friction. If you identify and eliminate those barriers, you increase your productivity and finish your mixes faster.
My systems allow me to mix songs in two hours when beginners will take eight. That’s a six-hour nap if you want to be frivolous with your time. I tend to spend it on learning or improving.
Every day, stop yourself and ask: “Will I need to do this more than once?”
If yes, is the way you’re doing it the most efficient and effective way to get to the result you desire?
If no, your system is broken and needs to be fixed.
What tasks are you repeating over and over again that can be streamlined through a system?
Go this review from a Mixing With 5 Plug-ins student recently and I wanted to share it with you:
“Thank you Bjorgvin. I’m just through the EQ and compression sections and the first mix I touched came out great – 3 voices, 3 guitars, bass, piano and 7 drum tracks separated wonderfully, each track perfectly clear and pro-quality. I planned on writing this after a few more days of finishing but I’m already seeing such an improvement I wanted to give my thanks now. Even more important to me is that the information provided is a process which you can use as written, or tweak as needed, but gone are the days of doubt and throwing everything against the wall and hoping something works. Thanks again!”
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