@soundsuite That's very helpful actually and in depth. Thank you for that.
I recently started working with Stavrou, because he's mixing the group stems and mastering my forthcoming album, Waves of Life, which is to raise funds and awareness for depression and suicide prevention. He's a very interesting and nice guy & he does ask a lot of aesthetic questions with regard to the music so what you've described makes a lot of sense. We've had good discussions about mixing & he really seems to like some of my mixing techniques, which is flattering. I'll definitely ask him for a copy of his book. After your description & recommendation, I definitely want to delve into it. Thanks again..