Well I applied some of Bernie’s advice on my mixes and its already helping them sound more natural.
The video on YouTube where he talks about newer recordings with more microphones sounding less natural and also related to my last post where he talks about every bit of processing you add slightly degrading the quality.
I started by being less liberal with my use of plugins. I also turned up my drum overheads in comparison to my close drum mics more than i usually would. With these two little steps my mix was easily better than before. Its definitely the way I’m going to approach mixing from now on. Thanks Bernie.