If your track comes in from the vinyl press sounding like shit, what would be your first reaction? Bad mastering, right? Wrong answer geeza.. Guess what – I’m blaming it on you. Mixing for vinyl ain’t your everyday walk in the park. Looks like I’ve got a bit of explaining to do while you glimpse at the mirror.
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You’ve just had a good long studio session. You started a banging new track, spent hours refining and maybe even managed to finish (or so you think). You go to sleep feeling really good about yourself.
The next day you have a listen. Everything sounds a bit off. You feel like all the hard work and inspiration was wasted. You realize it needs a lot more work.
But your momentum is lost and you don’t feel like working on it anymore. You end up starting something new, and the track gets buried under other projects. Pretty soon you forget about it.
Sound familiar? Yup, for me too.
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It was as if my thinking was being blurred. The huge flow of digital noise and useless information was derailing my focus. I had to change things up.