Lately I’m becoming more and more conscious of how my mixes are dependent on the quality of the recorded tracks. So now, whenever I record something, I try to get it to sound exactly how I want it to sound in the mix, right off the bat. I don’t just capture it and plan to go crazy with EQ later. I try to get it where I want it. My mixes are getting better (and easier) as a result.
Still, you need to mix those tracks, no matter how good they sound already, so hear are some tips for mixing acoustic guitars. (more…)