In days gone by, mixing was something that usually the recording engineer did. It was nothing too fancy, just a little bit of creativity through the careful balancing and blending of precious and carefully recorded material. However, the art of mixing has changed as individuals within the industry now class themselves as purely mix engineers, and mix engineering has arguably become a definitive art form in its own right. These individuals include Chris Lord Alge, Bob Clearmountain, and Rob Orton, among many others.

Choosing whether to mix within your immediate production team (whether you mix, your engineer, or a combination of the two), or select one of the leading mix engineers will be a decision to make along the way, or ...

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