33. Do not rush to say: “All done!”
So, the last several hours you have been spending mixing your project, the details have been worked out, and the overall sound makes you excited. And on this place, professional EDM music engineers don’t rush to report their client on completion. You should also slow down. During hours you had spent in the mixing services studio when you were running through a song again and again your hearing easily got used to its sound and hardly distinguishes between minor hiccups. Put off the project, switch into mixing of another one or just take a rest without music. The rest will help you to bring back a fresh look at the things, and some inaccuracies of EDM song mixing will for sure become noticeable. You’d rather check them on different audio systems and fix them up before showing the track to the world. You’d better wait a little than run up against criticism, what’s more, quite justified.
34. A magic button
Keep in mind the button “bypass” and do not get lazy to occasionally check how really well your EDM song mixing and mastering are going on by simple switching it on and off. Frequently, while adding a new effect, the sound seems to be getting more and more beautiful (compression is in particular insidious in this regard), but experienced engineers know how deceptive it can be, especially when compression is concerned. But to test yourself is just as easy as pie – only one mouse click. Any device in the EDM mix master studio, any DAW allows you to deactivate the effect with one movement and to check whether it should have been used. Is everything going according to the plan? O. K. Then another advice – most plugins let you easily experiment with settings by switching with one more click between presets. Check settings with such an unsophisticated way – it’s a matter only of one second indeed.