Have you ever thought about how much you’ve improved over some period of time? Maybe how much better your mixes have gotten over the last year? Or maybe how much better a track sounds after a few rounds of mixes?
If you haven’t, you should start.
Why? Because if you know what you’ve improved on, you’ll know what has worked and what hasn’t. You’ll also be able to better identify whatever still needs work.
Use this test when comparing two different mixes that you’ve done and see what you’ve improved on and what still needs work!
1) Is the lead instrument prominent the entire way through the mix? Does one mix do this better than the other?
2) A-B test the mixes and decide which one has better overall frequency spectrum. Is one clearly better than the other?
3) A-B test the mixes and decide which one has better panning. Is one clearly better than the other?
4) Use a pair of earbuds and listen to each mix. Which one sounds better on this lesser medium?
5) Choose one aspect that you really like from your earlier mix. Is it still present in your current mix?
6) Choose one aspect that you really dislike from your earlier mix. Did you fix it in your current mix? If not, how can you fix it?
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