There’s an important step that comes between recording that last instrument and starting the mixing process. It’s called editing.
Editing can mean lots of things. Pocketing, cleaning up, comping, tuning, Beat Detective, quantizing, nudging, “flying,” copying & pasting, cutting out entire sections of the song — all of these could be put under the blanket of editing.
Let’s take a look at what editing is why you should make editing a part of your workflow.