It’s true that long mixing sessions can create a degree of ear fatigue. That can lead to a number of undesirable things like making bad mixing decisions. It’s always a good idea to take small breaks to clear up and relax your ears. On top of that, there are various monitoring plugins or spectrum analyzers you can utilise.

Those plugins provide a visual aid by representing the sound coming out of your software in a graphical way so that you can actually “see” the frequency spectrum each sound is occupying and make more objective decisions. Some of them go even further allowing you to monitor multiple sources at once figuring out any clashes your audio signals might have. We are going to look into four of those plugins and see how they can enhance our mixing experience.

Tutorial available in Audio Tuts+ website.