With the daily bombardment of new information in the computer age, it's hard not to be excited going into a recording session. There are so many tweaks to make to your process or even whole new techniques to try. Maybe you're excited about trying some new mixing techniques. That's all great, but don't get ahead of yourself. Remember the scientific method from school; don't make so many changes to your process at once that you don't know what had good or bad effects on your final product. Stay focused, trying one or two things at a time.
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