Having a home studio and mixing like a pro needs you to have some skills and the main one other than the compression technique that you can take care of your own is finding out about signal flow. Getting to know what you are working with is the easiest way that you can mix and record with your home studio, you can have an easy time troubleshooting anything that you have. To get to know the signal flow, it’s the path that the audio being produced passes before we have had it in the speakers or even headphones that we are listening to the music in. The audio passes the sages in your system and from there it can go all the way to the speakers. If you are keen enough with your home audio system, you can have an idea of the path that such signal flow flows and everything to do about it. It’s up to you to get to find out the issue that such signal flow has in the stages that it is passing through and this is because there has to be an issue if you can’t feel such signal at your speakers. If you have a client who is recording in the studio and not sure of the chain where the signal flow is passing through you might embarrass yourself trying to solve it and not sure of where to look at. getting to know such channels will help you in creating the most quality work.
To understand the signal flow and either channel, the recording and the mixing sound have different channels. And this is because with the recording you are capturing the signal flow in a new format and putting it in the computer while the mixing happens to the already stored track that is in the system. With the mixing a lot of things happen in the DAW and which makes the process slightly complex more than the recording.
When recording you need to only know how you can easily troubleshoot any problem ad how you can handle such an issue when someone is recording and in the case of mixing, it’s how you are going to plan the tracks and how you are going to compress some of them in creating spaces among others which can change the overall taste of the mix that is being made. To summarize, those are tips to take care of your signal flow.