Recently I sat down with award winning mix engineer, Kevin Ward to ask him some questions about the psychology of mixing and his workflow. Kevin is an awesome guy who has been mixing music for like 30 years.

Based out of Nashville, TN, Kevin mixes music professionally and also has started an online resource ( to help new mixers improve their skill. His website is a great place to go for video tutorials and help from a guy who knows his stuff. Plus he’s got a helpful eBook you can download right away!

Kevin agreed to let me interview him with some common questions I get from readers like you all the time. We talked for almost an hour about mixing tips, but he pulled together a quick version of helpful stuff. In this snippet of our interview Kevin gives some answers to the following questions:

  • How do you approach a mix?
  • How do you know when a mix is finished?
  • What can new mixers do TODAY to improve their mixes instantly?