If we discuss the influence of other musicians’ works, you should not copy your own heroes completely, but combine different audio mixing and mastering techniques and apply them to your sound creating an original style.
Overconfidence is not an option. Nevertheless, a little bit of self-control and understanding of your own deficiencies does not hurt anyone yet, so a little confidence will stand you in good stead.
Excessive criticism and doubts about the hard lessons of acquired experience and skills simply will destroy you; whereas you are in fear that your actions will fail that was what would happen.
Believe in yourself. If you like a particular sound, then do not worries that it does not fit into the modern trends, so be it. If you like what you hear, and all those here present nodding to the beat, join in a song, pretending to play the guitars, beat the devil's tattoo or do all of the above, it is quite possible that you are moving in the right direction.
We are living for the sake of these moments, and the dependence on them is much stronger than any drug. If you constantly doubt yourself, these moments will be to seek.
The best mixing engineers and producers whether personally known to me ─ not selfish people, but they are still confident in themselves, and most of them are happy to share their knowledge with concerned people. I believe that these qualities worthy of emulation.
Importance of a Sound Source
Bad drum kit + punched plastics + cracked hats = substandard drums in recording and a long battle for their adequate mixing. The opposite derivation of this equation is easy too.
To simplify obtaining an excellent acoustic guitar record, select a good instrument first.
If you are recording an unrecognized genius, whose performance sounds splendidly with the cheapest instrument either, then you will achieve the better result by using more qualitative instruments. Moreover, if the musicians, with whom you are cooperating, have not them, then think about the renting or purchasing high-quality instruments for your studio.
Rejecting the using of kitch, you will increase the recording quality by times which will transform futher into best sound mixing.