Aspecialy this one was one i should have known.
Because this one for me often is the reason to use some slight distortion or reverb to make a played session smother than i actualy realy can, or to cover up some played 'mistakes' when playing the guitar (like bad hit snair of horrible put down tone finger).
Man, do i still have a lot to learn. Love it.
There are a lot of people out there waiting for money to "teach" mixing and such. I consider myself lucky to not have fallen into over-advertised traps with not-so-good information. Only by hazard and chance did I find one guy that actually shows the art. Very humble guy with about 30 gold records behind him (Whitney Houston, David Byrne, Bowie, Rolling Stones, James Taylor, etc...) but moreover, with this characteristic of a teacher that actually makes the subject contagious. Many teachers only deliver material as a job. This guy also carries over passion. Is name is Michael White and while he has paid courses, he also offers a lot for free. Like the on-going Fundamentals of Mixing series in which last week saw part 24. All of his classes are done live, not as highly crafted business delivery but rather as in a regular class. He holds weekly on-line classes that lasts approx. 2.5 hrs.https://blog.music-production-guide.net ... of-mixing/
The notion of a 3D audio field is quite important. Mix mapping is another one. Subtractive EQ another. Also important is the sequence in which things are done.
There is also a Recording Fundamentals free course.
He also has high esteem for Harrison's 32C consoles although he haven't tried Mixbus 32C yet, Harrison's product based on Ardour who they also help financing.
I have no stake in the Michael White's school, I am following some of the courses right now, and I thought of sharing what I find is a wonderful source of information and passion on the subject. If I see one 'drawback', is that one has to invest time to follow. This is not delivered for the TLDR; and short attention span crowds.