Pro Tools Mixing Template - How to Structure Your Mix

pro tools workflow Sep 12, 2019

You might be feeling one of these extremely common frustrations regarding mixing in Pro Tools: I am a music production beginner and don’t know how to approach a mix from scratch?  Or you might be wondering: what sort of practice routine or templates can I set up to help improve my mixes? 

Don't worry you're in the right place! I want to cover the first point in this blog post and next week I will approach the second point, practice routines. 

How To Approach A Mix

One of the big problems you encounter when learning to mix is that most people are schooled to approach problems by breaking them down into smaller tasks. This is, of course, useful when mixing, but often novices are breaking down these tasks into inappropriate chunks.

For instance, I have seen beginners do all of their equalisation, then the compression, then the effects etc. Others start on the kick, then move to the snare etc.  Unfortunately, though, these are both poor...

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