There is no “one way” to mix, that’s for sure. If you give 10 mixers the same tracks you will get 10 completely different mixes. But acknowledging that you probably have a specific way of doing things may cause you to change it up a bit and see if a new approach is better…or just different. I hope that some of these observations will inspire you to take a step back from how you mix and see if a different approach can jump-start your mixes.
Mike Major is a Mixer/Producer/Recording and Mastering engineer from Dunedin, FL.
He has worked with At The Drive-In, Coheed and Cambria, Sparta, Gone is Gone, As Tall as Lions, and hundreds of other artists over the last 30 years.