I know this has been covered here on RO in a previous thread "How Do You Mix?", but I thought it would be an interesting discussion to have again as the previous thread dates from 2001. It would be interesting to hear from members on their style of mixing and the different techniques we use. Do you mix from the bottom up, starting from drum tracks and bass tracks, then adding guitar and other tracks, thereby allowing space for your vocal tracks, then bring your vocal mix in over the top ? OR Do you mix from the top down, getting a nice vocal mix happening first, then bringing in your drum tracks, bass tracks then guitar tracks and any additional instruments to suit the level of your vocal mix ?... It would be good to hear how everyone approaches their mix, the different techniques we use and what we each do differently to get to our end goal. I'm sure this will make an interesting discussion, whether we mix in mono or stereo, and at what point we like to start introducing EQ, compression and different effects into the mix along the way. Do you have a set procedure you follow at all times ?...a step-by-step approach or a template thats' tried and tested ?...or do you approach each mix on its own merits ? Do you mix ITB, mix OTB or a combination of both ? Share your thoughts.....the lines are open....lets get this discussion underway ! - Sean.