WHen i mix a track and i have gone through the “happy period”, i leave it alone for a couple of days.
Return to your studio and, at low to moderate level, listen to a few current commercial tunes that are in a similar style.
Listen super-critically to these hit tracks and familiarize myself with how it sounds in my room and what elements i wish to reproduce.
Now that must somehow transfer and be kept by the mastering process, or at least be done in the same style.
I use AAMS for source / reference style comparisons, because i don't want to loose my mixing into mastering disasters.
This works very well for me and must work for other as well.
So i wrote this review to tell anybody having troubles between mixing and mastering, that there is a solution to this timestaking worry nights!
AAMS Auto Audio Mastering System!