July 19, 2017 at 10:50 am #4505Dave RoseParticipant
I didn’t realise, until today, just how much I’ve integrated into my daily mixing practice Dezz’s suggestions in Week 2 of the mixing course. It’s been a while since I first watched that lesson and I loved how ‘clean and tidy’ it made things for me. I enjoy finding ways to simplify and create shortcuts in my workflow, because I hate it when things get too cluttered – it overwhelms me and ultimately stops me from wanting to do any mixing at all. So everything from tidying up each audio file, renaming them, setting up mix groups, even colour coordinating them, really helps me. Setting up reverbs and delays, too, so I can have a template for mixing with all the things I’ll need already ‘loaded up’, is brilliant. These days, I open up my template called “NEW MIX TEMPLATE” and then ‘save as’ for each new mix project, and hours are saved that way! In my opinion, it’s well worth organising my workflow in these simple, but very effective and useful ways.July 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm #4616
I feel the same way Dave! Maybe a touch of the OCD that caused me to develop these habits. Lol! I’m glad I did though. 🙂
July 30, 2017 at 5:27 pm #4694ThomasOrtizParticipant
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I just started the week 2 lesson and I can already see how much easier it will be compared to how I was doing things before. I have ADD so I definitely need to have an organized workflow to even have a chance to mix effectively. I’ve already learned from Dezz in a couple of lessons more than I have in the past few years. I wish I would have discovered your podcast sooner.August 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm #4700
That’s amazing to hear! Made my day for sure. 🙂August 5, 2017 at 9:15 am #4714JoelHillParticipant
It’s also an issue of effective time management and not constantly doubling your efforts. When you are inspired to work,it’s more fun to be empowered to jump right into the the creative part of what you’re doing. This is the payoff we all get from being involved in music. In the situations where someone may want to hear a rough mix after recording it speeds up the process.August 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm #4715
True. Some people have no problem mixing as they go but I’ve found that unless I have the complete vision ahead of time (which is rare) it’s better for me to set the stage in preparation for the mix. Normally if I make mix decisions as I go I end up tearing it all down again to start fresh.
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