The downside of perfection

Al Schmitt

I love Al Schmitt’s mixing. I got to talk to him briefly at the NAMM show a few years back about our mutual friend Steve Genewick.

I wanted to share something he said at Mix With The Masters back in 2012 that really resonated with me.

Do you know anyone who buys a record because a snare drum sounds a certain way? You don’t. People buy records because it emotionally touches them.

here is the video (it’s cued up but if you have time, watch the whole thing).

Do you know anyone who buys a record because a snare drum sounds a certain way? You don't. People buy records because it emotionally touches them.


Al Schmitt
Al Schmitt Mixing Legend

Are you mixing music so that it has emotion over anything else?  How?

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