This post was originally published at bobbyowsinskiblog.com
While we live in an period of unlimited DAW tracks, there’s still much fascination with the time where there were far fewer variables, and that means the mono world of the 50s. In that era and the one that immediately followed, mixing held little resemblance to today, since all the magic took place in the recording. Placement of the players and the mics was king then. Get that right and the mix would take care of itself.