Welcome! In this tutorial, we're going to cover:
1. Gain Staging - Making sure your recordings are going in at the proper levels
2. Balancing your mix - NO EQ. Just faders. This process should usually take about a week or so per song
3. Using EQs - Your EQ is not a problem solver. It's a lever of various frequencies. It should only be used slightly and mostly used subtractively
4. Using Compressors - Hence the name compression, this tool is used to automatically reduce gain on a given track
Let's go through these one by one...