Mixing Practice

Great book.

Got mine back in 2012, and, sadly, skimmed over that first chapter really fast (near-field monitors, ports, bass trapping, materials, blah, blah blah...) and only realized almost 5 years later how crucial its understanding is.
I havent read this book. The link takes you to a site where stems are saved and you can dl them for mixing. I do agree that what you mentioned is crucial to achieve decent sounding mixes... to get really good sounding mixes, takes time in those environments tuned for good translation. check out the link, theres like over a hundred songs you can dl.

Im already working on my second mix.
I tripped across that site last November. I was getting into it when I got sidetracked and haven't gotten back there yet. But SOME day..:rolleyes: