When you’re mixing in the studio, there never comes a time when you feel the mix is perfect. You slide the faders up, down, turn knobs right and left, for forever. You feel satisfied after hours of work. You return the next day, hear what you mixed yesterday and it sounds like pure rubbish.
Many mixing engineers believe there is no such thing as a perfect mix. Just try make things sound as OK as possible and don’t worry yourself too much.. “Why give yourself needless hypertension?” If you wait till your mix sounds perfect to your very self, that time will never come and you will keep going round in circles.
This is not to celebrate mediocrity or anything related to it. The idea is this:
Do not wait for perfect conditions to get things done. Perfect conditions may never come, or they may come too late.
Do the best you can, that is the way to go. But be very sure you do the very best possible.