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Mixing Secrets by Mike Senior

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CHAPTER 19

Buss Compression, Automation, and Endgame

You should now have the most important section of your mix balanced and sweetened to taste, which brings you to within striking distance of a complete first draft. This chapter explains the steps you need to follow to go the remaining distance.

19.1 BUSS COMPRESSION

At this point in the mix, it makes sense to start considering any buss compression—in other words, compression of the whole mix via a plug-in on the main mix buss. This is considered desirable within many music styles, for several potential reasons:

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