When I was a kid in this business, (not too long ago!), one of the coolest things was to be able to watch a big shot mixer do some cool trick on a mix and then later try it out myself. Having said that, I thought I'd start a thread about mixing TRICKS that are cool. I'll start. Here is one that is rumored to be a Tom Lord Alge trick. Regardless of that, it works great!: Mult off the bass to another track. Take out all the low end, like everything under 400Hz. Now put a stereo chorus on it and mix it to taste with the original bass track. Within the mix it shouldn't sound "chorused" like an effect, it should just make the bass sound bigger and thicker. This can be cool on vox too. The reason you roll the low end off the chorused track is so that it doesn't get muddy. One more: mult your snare track off to another channel on your console. Send it out to a compressor like an 1176 and distort it (push the input gain up a lot). I usually like to then eq a lot of upper mid crack on this distorted track. Tuck it under the real snare drum track for some added crack and balls. Another: This works great for heavy rock stuff: Put a compressor on your bass track and sidechain in a copy of the kick drum track so that the bass track ducks a db or so when the kick hits. I'm sure plenty of you guys know these tricks but a lot don't. Lets here more! What do you got?