Grammy-winning mixer, and founder of The Mix Consultancy, Dom Morley, explains how striving for perfectionism can actually put the brakes on the process of achieving your best mix.
I’m about to save you a lot of time and stress: There’s no such thing as a perfect mix.
Mixing is a part technical, part creative endeavour. Ask anyone with an obviously technical job (computer programmer, marine engineer, biochemist, whatever) how often they achieve perfection in their work, and you’ll probably be laughed at. Ask anyone with an obviously creative job (sculptor, choreographer, novelist, etc) how often their work is perfect, and they’ll probably look at you like you’re mad. And yet, so many of us strive for perfection in mixing when really, it’s something that doesn’t exist, and in fact perfectionism is making your mixes worse…………
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