Hello experts! Jar Jar here, dazed an confused by it all. Im mixing my first long set of songs and I feel kind of overwhelmed. So, I thought, planning my mixing process might help break it down to more chewable chunks and would also bring consistence to the overall sound of the album. SO, my question is, what is your mixing planning process? Do you lay out anything in paper before beggining? Here is my "Mixing planning checklist". Any feedback is greatly appreciated!! 1. "Ask the producer". Define sound priorities and wanted results. 2. Song Structure analysis: parts and intense moments 3. Density of arrangement: How many instruments and layers are there in the rythmic and melodic sections? 4. Define priority of elements in step 3. Divide them in "background support", "lead" or "interest queues" 5. Amplitude map: Which elements should be louder. Define dynamic priorities 6. Frequency map: Define the frequency response of each element. Not by instrument, but by element. For instance, guitar riff between 100-400Hz. Group elements in "frequency bands". 7. Stereo Image: The X axis. Make a "panning map" to define where will the elements "live" in the stereo image. 8. Depth: The Z axis. Define which elements should be closer and which farther 9. Song Structure implementation: Repeat steps 5-8 for every section of the song and plan transitions between each section. Thank you for your help!