Have you ever finished a mix and though it sounded something like this?
Well, unless you’re recording Debussy, it probably isn’t a good thing. Even if you’re recording Debussy, it’s still probably not a good thing.
So how do you avoid blurry mixes? Maybe, like in this photo, you’re simply focused on the wrong thing! You’ll see that the plant on the bottom of the screen is completely clear, but the subjects of the photo are not even close to identifiable.
Maintaining focus in your mix is important – so keep that in mind when working through your tracks. Always ask yourself – am I able to hear each of the instruments clearly? Is the most important instrument clear and in the forefront of the mix? By reminding yourself of these things, you’ll avoid mixes that sound like this pic!