Let’s be honest, any mediocre mix can sound exciting when the volume is cranked. But how does that really help you? It doesn’t. So don’t mix at loud volumes. Instead we need to know if our mixes hold together when the volume is turned way down. If they fall apart then, we have a problem.
Turn It Up At The End
Besides the obvious physical benefits to your ears of mixing at lower volumes, your mix is really what will benefit from this process. You want to make sure your mix still has punch, clarity, and good balance at low volumes. If so, you’re in the clear. Then you can crank up the volume at the end of a mix and feel good about yourself. But not before!