The producer should ideally start the mixing process as soon as the project gets off the ground. He should have an idea of the sound he is aiming for, allowing a certain amount of scope for creativity depending on the nature of the project, the requirement for creativity sometimes being great, sometimes comparitively modest. If it is a dance music record, for instance, then the producer will understand the style well enough to know the elements of the music that his audience demand, and will add to those elements new and different sounds and textures to push the style further into the future. If the producer knows how every step of the preparation and recording process is going to contribute to the final mix, then the mixing stage should be straightforward and successful. This means, among other things, getting the arrangement right and selecting the right sounds, making sure the musicians are playing in time and in tune, obtaining a good performance from the singer by whatever means necessary. If there is a problem in any of these areas, then you can only turn a deaf ear to it for so long - until the mix in fact. Any problems present on the tape at the mixing stage will have to be disguised or covered up. Those problems should have been corrected as soon as they occurred.Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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