It’s amazing how much impact a subtle automation move can have on a mix. This is especially true when working with subgroups. If you’ve bussed all of your tracks so subgroups while working in the mix (drums, guitars, vocals, etc) then you can create energy and excitement by simply automating a handful of faders.

Reduce Your Mix Down To 5 Faders Or Less

If everything is routed to about 5 faders, then making fine tuned automation moves is much easier. Today’s video shows you how I like to automate just a few simple volume swells or crescendos on these subgroups, thereby affecting  all the tracks in my mix. It keeps things simpler while I try to polish a mix.