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Idiot's Guides: Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER8

Prepping the Mix

In This Chapter

  • Backing up your tracks
  • Organizing your project for easier mixing
  • Cleaning up your tracks before you mix
  • Transferring your project to another DAW for mixing

Whether you’re doing your own mix or working with an outside mixing engineer, you need to prepare everything you recorded for the mixing process. It’s pretty much a matter of cleaning house, straightening up the mess, and wiping off the dust before you open the doors to outsiders. Still, this is an important step because the better your prep, the faster you’ll be able to dive into the mixing process proper.

Before You Begin: Making a Backup

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