If You Have Rough Mixes Put Them To Use

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One of the things I commonly do in the studio is to make rough mixes as often as possible for the band. Once they have these there are a few things you can do to make your record better.
  • Once you have a track of the rhythm section you can make mixes of these tracks and the members can load these onto their computers/iPods and practice to this tight track
  • Load the rough mixes into your DAW and record ideas down to them. Having the clarity of studio recorded tracks can help you hear details and flaws in your parts you never heard before.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Trevor

    and then somehow the leak shows up online of a crappy rip of an Internet radio stream of the band playing the rough on someones show.
    lesson: make sure your roughs don’t sound like roughs. I know some guys that refuse to give out roughs, but that seems a bit excessive to me