I thought it would be nice to get some discussion on this.
What, in your opinion, differentiates a good mix/master from a bad one?
And maybe a side question: What differentiates a great mix/master from an average?
Would love to hear everyone's thoughts.
I'm personally not great at mixing/mastering but I've recently been trying to improve a lot. But fro what I've learned so far... I would say a good mix/master is personal to each recording, and would fit the context and compliment what the artist is trying to convey. Like speaking of context for example, I think a classical performance would not sound that great with a heavy felt sound and background noise.