The Buddhism Guide to Music Mixing Nirvana
Take a break from your music mixing.
Imagine yourself in a calm, peaceful place, free from distractions.
Take a deep breath, open your mind and imagine your mix through the eyes of a buddhist monk.
“Rebirth in subsequent existences must be understood as the continuation process”
From a garage recording to a professional mix, your songs go through a dynamic, ever-changing process. Your instruments are reborn. They kick becomes tighter, the snare becomes punchier and your bass sheds its boominess through careful use of EQ. The vocals open up and the guitars fill up a beautiful space.
Your mix changes and evolves as you add reverbs, effects and automation, creating a living, breathing song, completely reborn.
“Viewing reality as it is, not just as it appears to be”
If the source recording lacks certain frequencies, no amount of EQ will fix that. It simply doesn’t exist in the mix. View your tracks as they are, not what you think you can make of them. Do not add spacious stereo effects that screw with the phase of your tracks.
They might appear to sound great through your carefully calibrated monitors, but listen to them in mono and they quickly vanish. View your mix as it is, not just as it appears to be.
“Making an effort to improve”
Constantly try to improve your skills. Expand your horizons and implement new mixing tricks. Don’t just go back to the same simple tricks, experiment and discover new ones. Only by putting in the effort will your mixing improve.
Awareness to see things for what they are with clear consciousness;
being aware of the present reality within oneself, without any craving or aversion
“The cycle of suffering and rebirth for each being”
A good mix will give back a thousandfold. Your clients will reward you with praises, additional work as well as recommendations. A bad mix however, will only sow suffering and heartache upon your studio. Do good work and the universe will reward you. Try to get away with bad work and the universe will smite down your efforts and punish you.
The path to enlightenment starts here:
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