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Hey everyone, I'm Michael and here for two weeks now. I have a hard time with the Balance Memory workout. Do you have any suggestions? I simply loose the memory of the balance the moment I hear the new mix.
Have a nice weekend, cheers
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PHO3NIX 3
Jan 14
What works for me is to focus on one element at a time and fade em up mentally and try to remember each one and enter them as fast as I can, usually starting with the loudest.

Hope that helps!
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Thank you! I will give it a try
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Colin Aiken
Jan 15
good advice @PHO3NIX 3
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I go through each layer one at a time and make a mental note on how loud it is.

Then I pick the most dominate layer (loudest or whatever sticks out most) and focus on that for a second.

Then I listen to how the other 3 tracks relate to the dominate layer and make a mental note.

Then before clicking “Start levels” I listen to the dominate layer volume one last time, click start and immediately match that first layer as best and as quick as I can.

Then I fade up the other 3 while mentally playing the original back in my head and doing my best to remember how the balance related to that dominate track.
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Eric Fairfax
Jan 15
I have found it very helpful to do exactly as Brandon Johnson
does. Being quick is key. I have gotten much more accurate with quickness and playing DB King a lot.
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Shayne Ross
Jan 15
When I first started off playing...I used to take a mental note (sometimes written) of the loudest then 2nd loudest and so on. For now don’t try to focus on the exact Db value of each instrument that will come with a lot of practice. Instead focus on the order of the instruments from loudest to quietest (write down the order from loudest to most quiet as you perceive it if you have to) As you continue to play you’ll find you will get sharper, especially if you continue to play DB KING as well. That’s what worked great for me. Good luck!!!
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Romano G
Jan 15
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URLUVURLU
Jan 15
it's not so hard )

Like @Brandon Johnson wrote above, find out first the loudest and than the other tracks. Try to have in the keep in mind the vibe as well as the supposed levels of tracks.

And don't use any things like paper or ipad with mixer trying to fix levels or numbers. The main point here to develop MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS, and if you use something that takes your brain out of the process, it makes no sense.

There is the concept of DELIBERATE PRACTICE. It has been carefully described in the book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson.
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thank you guys!