Hey RO'ers I want to know when you all are mixing in the digital domain, what levels do you start at? I usually have the master fader at unity and back off the levels on the other faders until that particular element of the song sounds right with the rest of the mix, is this a fair way of starting a mix? I usually try to mix all of the elements of the song without any "makeup" (compression, EQ, etc) to the point where I can hear all of the elements. Then I apply some "makeup" to the mix when I get it all mixed down. With the "makeup" applied, then I mix adjusting the levels and panning of the buses that I have particular elements going to, whether that be a compressor or EQ, or maxim, until it sounds good that way. This usually works for me, what ways do some of you guys start your mixing sessions?