What The Thought Process Should Be When Mixing a Record

Mixing records isn't just a process, it's an art form. Without diminishing the other aspects of the music creation process, I kind of feel like this is where a lot of the heavy lifting is done in today's music. The mix can make or break your record and honestly, with vocal tuning, beat arrangements and special effects added, there is a lot to be gained or lost in the process. Here is a video on that thought process and how long it's taking for me to mix this new album.