Part 18 of 31 – When you mix you sometimes get into a zone. You only look forward, never looking back to where you came from. The problem is, without looking backwards you never know if you’re actually improving the mix.

Bypass Your Plugins

Are you actually making your mix better with those plugins? Or are you just making it different? The only way to know is to stop every 10 minutes, bypass all your plugins, and compare. Have all those adjustments actually helped the mix get closer to your goal?