All this holds you back, slows down the work on the project in the mixing studio and makes it confused and difficult for perception. Moreover, the processor resources aren’t infinite.
Work out a strategy for the struggle against it: save the project separately and then remove unnecessary tracks, use rendering for those parts which would rather be in the audio, try out all unused ideas and remove everything that won’t come useful for you any longer. Use the option “save as” to have two versions of the project left. To be said this strategy is widely used by lots of studios of mixing and mastering music.
9. Comparison and contrast.
One day each of us referred to an already completed project to understand why it didn’t sound like commercial tracks made by another mixing studio. Compare your work at early stages of creation and when you make any vital amendments. Permanent saving will re-record the file of the project so use the option “save as” and number track versions before making adjustments. Use more often rendering to compare a mix at different stages. It’s quite likely that you’ll like the original version of mix or arrangement much more.
10. Quality samples.
The fact that you have an enormous number of sounds is definitely good, but digging of great deal of files and samples can tire you that is why you should create an ordered file with necessary samples as quality is a lot more important than quantity – leave only the best. Only those sounds which specify your identity. The same goes for neglected projects. Or archive them in the arranged way or remove them forever.
Please check our before after mixing mastering examples.