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    Are you mixing your own beats?

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    Hey guys as the title says trying to get some info on people who are fellow producers. I feel like I have great beats but I'm not the best at engineering and I spend way too much time trying to mix and not creating. I am considering hiring an engineer as I know people like metro and sonny digital send their beats out for mixing and mastering. I would like to know what some of you guys do as well thanks a lot!

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    I have no interest in learning mixing and/or mastering and I'd pay someone to do so and if I were you I'd pay someone to do it. Saves you time and lets you focus on what God bestowed innate talent wise.
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    Gude,

    personally I like to mix and master all of my beats myself...mainly cause I got a clear vision of what it should sound like. But in generell theres nothing wrong with hiring ppl. for engineering. Some ppl. even say its bad to mix your own material, cause of emotional attachment, ear fatique and such. I never paid great attention to such dogmas (I even "master" my beats in the same project which is a no-go for most producers). Do whatever fits you best. It takes a lot of time to learn what makes and breaks a mix. I do this for several years now and theres still a lot for me to learn.
    I used to hate mixing and love composing beats, now its the other way round...well not really "hating" composing, but its less fun compared to everything else atm.
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    Yeah,
    sound design is 70 % of a beat/track to me so while I would definitely let someone else who I trust mix my stuff, I like being very hands-on with it. Even if someone else mixed it, I would very likely want to sit through the session with them.

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    Yes I do , I suck though . I have been doing ti for a while .

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    If I had $ I'd send out the stuff I produce to be mixed + mastered. Then again, right now, I don't feel I'm producing beats that are on that level yet. I take too many breaks from producing tracks. When I Was younger, I was more into it. I have no space at home and don't have monitors, so I get disillusioned from time to time and give up.
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    I invested a LOT of time and money into mixing and mastering and it has paid off, just be patient with it. Paying for your beats to be mixed and mastered is an efficiant method to get a beat out there. But for longevity you should at least learn how to get your beats sounding half decent so you don't have to rely on anyone

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    bout to

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    I think in the beginning (when you have a low following) you should definitely try to do it all yourself - you learn more about the process and become versatile. A lot of mixing decisions have to be made BEFORE mixing: if you have a stack of 3 basses in the track, or 7 different leads playing at once, there's not going to be much a mixer can do to fix it. Mixing can help you to spot stuff like this when you are composing and avoid making an 'unmixable' mess.

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    I am learning and doing it now Myself, but I would gladly pay someone to do it when I will be able to afford to pay as I love more the creating part.
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