To begin a mix, I will need a complete arrangement of the song, along with each individual part exported on separate wav. files (stems). Once I’ve received the stems, I will take each instrument and sound along with any edited vocals, and apply an appropriate amount of volume balance, compression, EQ, panning, reverb, delay, volume automation, and effects. By the end of the mix, the track will be nicely blended and glued together. Each track will sound clear, balanced and ready for the final master.