The ability to work fast.
Beginnings can be hard when learning something new – most guitar players experienced some frustration before they could change chords quickly enough or produce a clean sound. It is not fun to work on a single verse for a whole day and still be unhappy with the mix at the end. As experience accumulates, it takes less time to choose tools and utilize them to achieve the desired sound. Also, our mixing visions become sharper and we can crystallize them quickly. Altogether, each task takes less time, which leaves more time to elevate the mix or experiment. Needless to say, the ability to work fast is essential for hired mixing engineers, who work under busy schedules and strict deadlines.