Balance – The volume relationship between tracks

  • All instruments are heard

Frequency Content

  • All frequencies ranges are appropriately utilized

Panorama – The positioning of an instrument in the soundfield

  • Left v. Right
  • Nothing too extreme
  • Not too narrow

Dimension – Ambience

  • Appropriate for context

Dynamics – Controlling the dynamic envelope of an instrument

  • Amount
  • Timing (Attack and Release)