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Option+Clicking the audio icon gives you quick access to audio devices.

Listen to your mix very quietly to be able to judge transient definition a lot better.

Give it a try, if you don't know if your drums are too squashed or have just the right amount of transient, play your mix very quietly and the transients will be very easy to hear. Use reference tracks (which you also play quietly)Listening quietly will reveal everything when it comes to transients. It will tell you if your drums are loud enough or too loud/snappy or if your shakers are too clicky..Cheers

Organization is imperative to a successful workflow!

Save your project after sketch.

I just wake up with that idea. Everyone have this folder with tons of unfinished project, and sometimes is hard to find proper file. So, mine solution: 1. Create Temp folder or Sketch folder. (I’m using Cubase, and when you start new project he ask to select specific folder for new project)2. After you see this sketch is something real, something you can continue. You make backup/save as (in Cubase backup function saves whole project with samples & all stuff) in work folder. In this case work folder stays clean & organized.

Everytime you open your project, add something to eat.

This is a habit that made my music from getting stale for me. I would open a project to listen to it but before I closed it, I would add small changes. Maybe a reverse crash, some variations in hi hats etc. I feel like since the new changes haven't quite registered in my brain yet, I find my own music more interesting the next day I come back.EDIT: IT. It. Not eat. Something to it. damn im hungry now

Don't share a Soundcloud link on Facebook. iPhone users are redirected to the App Store.

It's a classic bait-and-switch. Upload to YouTube instead.

Force yourself to create your own metronome loop before tracking.

It might sound pointless but forcing yourself to find the most natural groove/accents for the track and making a loop instead of just setting a metronome tempo WILL benefit your productions.

Start with great sounding audio.

It's so obvious but I overlooked this simple truth for longer than I like to admit. Mixing can only balance/enhance what is there.For example, learning proper mic techniques could save a lot of mixing hassles once you've captured a performance (sibilance, proximity effect, room reflections, etc)I wanted to post this after seeing several asking how/where to study mixing.