Learning to mix

An analogy can be made between the process of learning a new language and that of learning to mix. At the beginning, nothing seems to make sense. With language, you are unable to understand simple sentences or even separate the words within a sentence. Similarly, if you play a mix to most people they will not be able to hear a reverb or compression as they haven't focused on these sonic aspects before, let alone used reverbs or compressors. After learning some individual words and how to use them, you find yourself able to identify them in a sentence; in the same way, you start learning how to use compressors and reverbs and then learn to recognize them in mixes. Pronouncing a new word can be challenging, since it is ...

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