mixing "a matter of time"

so, we're busy trying to do all the final mixes for ARENA by the end of the month. anyone who's worked with either of us musically before will tell you that we have really different working styles. i tend to kind of use "big brush, broad strokes" methods, and da5id is really about making millions of tiny details add up into the complete picture.

to me, this is really a benefit to how we make records...i do a lot of the front end work, getting the song and arrangement fleshed out, and then da5id comes in and cleans up all my slop, and focuses on making the song listenable. of course, we work together on all of these things, and the roles aren't terribly well defined, but as a general rule, da5id tends to be more anal rententive about things than i am.

as good of a working method as this has been for us, in the final mix stages, it does tend to get a little tedious for me. someday, in my ideal future, there will be a two person mixing workstation, where multiple people can be mixing the song at the same time (with one person being able to decouple from the main playback timeline, to focus on cleaning up small details). but until that particular dream comes true, i end up sitting on the couch while da5id does things like tuning reverbs, and correcting note velocities, just listening to the same song, and same sections of that song, over and over and over.

here's a video of how i've spend my entire saturday since breakfast (and it's dinner time now).

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