We’re back with another video mixing tip. Today’s is so foundational that it’s really worth more than one day’s tip. But it’s so easy that it can easily be overlooked by newer mixers.

Mono Forces You To Work Smarter

If you want to get the absolute best EQ balance in your mixes, then make it a habit to do most of your EQ’ing while in mono. That way you won’t have the stereo field to distract you with “easy separation”. You’ll be forced to think hard about which frequencies need attention to get your tracks to sit together well.