>>This is common practice. Also switching to small "lo-fi" speakers in the
> ...I routinely come up with a mix that I think
I remember in a recording class the teacher talking about (I think this
is the term)... ear fatigue. It's when the ears are exposed to sound for
so long that they (litterally) stop hearing "correctly".
> ... I've spent so
I also remember the teacher warning us about eq'ing each individual part
because then they may not fit into their correct spectrum. I guess what
he was talking about is how each instument has a certain (eq) range that
has it's part in the song. And eq'ing seperatly can make each instument
sound (for example) "full", but then (together with other instuments) it
sounds "muddy" because it's not supposed to have that wide of an (eq)
I see always see sound men listing to each drum, thinking that they are
getting a great sound by creating a full sound for each drum. But then
they don't say to the drummer "o.k., now lets hear all of it together".
And those are the times when the drums sound big a big bloated wall of mush.