Sometimes the best way to make people really grasp an idea is to resort to a fitting metaphor. That's why, today, I'll show you a way to visualize a mix that ought to allow you to understand the whole thing better.
I've often thought of mixing as putting together a puzzle. Not every piece is pretty or seems to be a big deal (ie a puzzle piece that's nothing but blue sky or green grass), but together, each piece connects the whole body of work and gives its identity.
I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series, if it's anything like the Mastering from Home series. Cheers!