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How to Start a Mix and Get Results FAST (The 6 Mixing Steps)

You have your mix loaded up into your DAW. Drums, bass, rhythm, vocals… You have an idea in your head of how you want the final result to sound. You may even have a rough idea of some steps that you need to take to get there, but you just can’t seem to get started.

Or you’ve managed to get started, but it seems to be taking forever to get it to sound anywhere near a finished mix.

It’s overwhelming and it’s frustrating.

I know how it feels because this is how I felt when I first started mixing. I wanted to hear some clear results early on in the mixing process to show that I was on the right track. When this didn’t happen, I found it hard to stay motivated and focused.

This doesn’t have to be the case though.

In this video, I’m going to show you my 6-step process that you can use to approach your mixes. Knowing how to start a mix and having a logical, step-by-step process in your head before you start lets you get results faster, and stops you from becoming overwhelmed. It’s important to make progress early on in the process, as this will have a domino effect and lay out a path for the rest of your mix.

See the full mixing process in action here.

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