Hi guys, this is my first post to this site; and thought it would be a great place to ask for some help on a recent problem. So here's the story: I've recently moved to another city for school, but prior to that had been making decent mixes that i had been fine with. It wasn't until the first semester of school, that i started becoming incredibly picky with my mixes, and Now i've come to the problem that it seems that every time i start or restart a mix, i start disliking it, and then redoing everything, and then repeat, till i give up the mix and move to another song. I work as a part-time mixer right now, and my mixes always come out fine (prolly because they're all rap music, and my 'care' factor really drops low - but they still come out great enough to get paid ;] - no offense to anyone who's a fan). So i was wondering: Where can i start a mix? and why does everything eventually get too muddy or thick, even when everything is passed around the lows. GAHH. I'm a cubase user with some pretty good monitors, and a good collection of recording equip i've been stock piling. For drums i'm using EZ btw. everything else is mic'd. i Z-noise a lot of the tracks to deal with some noise, (still waiting for the second box of acoustic foam) D: - much thanks for any help!