Every mix, according to Bobby Owsinski’s ‘The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook’ in order to be great, must include six main elements :
The volume level relationship between musical elements.
- Frequency range
Having all frequencies properly represented.
Placing a musical element in the sound field.
Adding ambience to a musical element.
Controlling the volume envelope of a track or an instrument.
Making the mix special.
For further reading and deeper understanding of the six elements, we strongly recommend Owsinski’s book.