I am mixing some of my recordings using pro tools. I was wondering if anyone had any standard rule of thumb. Is it best to pan everything first. then adjust volume. When adding effects such eq, compression, delay is there an order that works best? I am very new to mixing. I spend an hour mixing then bounce to my hard drive, burn it to a cd. It sounds terrible. I know there's an art to it. Just asking what you do when you start with an unmixed recording. from start to finish.