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Mixing is the technique of blending all of the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible.

This is called "the mix”

BALANCE

Balancing the levels of the tracks that have been recorded

EQ

Fine-tuning the sound of each instrument or voice using equalization (EQ)

PANNING

Panning” the tracks between speakers to create a stereo image

ADDING

Adding reverb, compression, and other effects to enhance the original recording

Audio Post Production

Audio post-production is the process of adding, manipulating and processing sound after the production phase has completed. For video content, this will be after there is a “picture lock” – or at least after the first picture lock.. and before the film, TV show or advert is broadcast. 

Mixing sometimes includes a bit of editing – choosing the best bits of every take of a song, and sometimes even building musical elements from scratch. Sometimes there is so much editing involved it forms a separate stage in between tracking and mixing.