As you near the end of a mix, you may be banging your head against the wall trying to get all of your tracks to be perfectly balanced and audible. You keep turning up parts so you can hear them only to have them fight with other tracks. Part of the solution is to use EQ effectively. My whole JumpStart To EQ video deals with that. But what if I told you there was a “trick” to getting your tracks balanced beautifully? Yep, it’s called the “Attack Principle.”

Note: I learned this from Kevin Ward. Check out his explanation of the Attack Principle over at!