Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Mixing Flow Reply To: Mixing Flow

Mike Krowiak

    Hey Lara. I have a similar flow to most above, so I'll just mention differences or things I feel are important. I get a decent static balance & pan with all faders, no EQ or processing (unless there is an obvious problem.) I only gain stage (trim overall channel level, pre-inserts) on tracks that are way too loud or low. (You don't want to be riding faders at minus 25; it's easier to work around zero.) Sometimes I'll adjust gain (in Pro Tools, 'clip gain') on weak sections, also pre-inserts. In general, I find if I can get separation without effects (mixing in mono helps here), then adding depth with effects is easier. Vary your listening levels, take breaks (don't forget to eat) 🙂 , reference pro mixes... This is a huge question! good one.