Use the Mute Button

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With a music industry that uses hundred of tracks in just one song, it can be tempting to fit the same amount of information into a live mix. One of the things that I always remind myself, is that just because I have an input on my desk, doesn’t mean I have to have it turned up all the time. This becomes especially true when you start using track content live. Some tracks are crucial for the vibe and others may not fit as well. Use discernment and make sure that you honor the sound of the song and the band you are mixing for. In the heat of the battle, it’s your job to make sure that the experience for the audience is exactly what the band wants, but makes sure to communicate whenever possible about the troubles you may be having with certain songs.