I hate to say it, but not every track in a song needs to be heard. Sometimes you just have to get rid of parts in the mix for the song to sound good! Seriously. Some parts can’t be saved by any amount of EQ or compression or crazy tricks. You simply need to eject them from the song. Mixerman calls it “under-dubbing”, I call it a no brainer.

That Was Easy

I really don’t even need a video to show you how to use your mute button, it’s just too easy. Whether you get rid of a track entirely or simply automate your mute button, make sure you eject those problem parts, freeing up headroom in your mix and improving the song. Boom!