CS70 wrote:MegaBacher wrote:But yeah, when one has everything set up right, mixing is very, very fast.
On a typical 3 minute song, I used to spend 6-7 hours mixing in a day on it and ultimately not be happy at all with the outcome, forcing additional mixing to be necessary. Now I won't ever spend more than 2 hours on a project in a given day. Then I listen once or twice to the bounce that day and the day after, I take a few days off from hearing it, then I open the project with clean ears and try to finalize the mix based on my notes and my feelings within 1 hour. I used to think I knew what mix fatigue was, but I was always doing it wrong before. I now try more to avoid multiple replays in a single session of a song. It goes beyond fatigue and begins to feel like programming your brain to pre-emptively enjoy the song somehow.