Attachment 87When mixing a track in your studio, you might concentrate on the visual displays of your controls. So if you want to increase the volume of a track for example, it is pretty easy to move the fader exactly 1 dB. That might not be the best idea to do, because music is made for the ears and not for the eyes.
While adjusting any parameters, you shouldn't look at the numbers of the displays, but listen how the change sounds. You can close your eyes to get rid of that habit or you can even switch off your monitor for a moment, if you can't keep your eyes off the screen. Just because the curve in your equalizer looks good, it doesn't mean it sounds as good as it could.
In the end, it only counts how the music sounds and not how it looked like, while you were editing.