Always record video of your live performance in order to notice your weak parts
Duplicate your drum rack channel, cut low frequencies and use saturation
Always start with an excellent quality sound or sample. It’s much harder to “fix” a sound after, than choosing a quality source from the beginning.
Always place in the centre of panorama your bass and your kick.
Don’t put anything on your master bus, watch out for clipping on every channel and always make sure that the highest output level of your final mix does not exceed -3 dB
Group your tracks when you decide the balance between them.
Mute a channel when there is nothing to be heard at a certain point.
Make your sound thicker by adding layers on it. Duplicate a channel and replace the instrument with one of a different frequency range. Then mix them properly.
Disable background applications. Make your computer run faster so that your sequencer or DAW will work more efficiently.
For the DIY musician and producer, networking is a requirement, so is presence in social media. Set up a modest page, provide easy access to your work and try to start a dialogue with likeminded people