What an amazing and subtle art the final mix and mastering of a record is! Learning to mix and master is a technical art, but just as critical is the ability to listen DEEPLY. If you can’t hear all the layers, then most likely, your mix is too dense, not providing enough sonic space between the parts to dive into. Or it could be that your mix is not balanced, one part is dominating to the detriment of the others…

Our inner space requires deep listening too. On first listen, our mental static will prevent us from experiencing our own inner depths. Clearing away the mental noise allows us to experience the layers of our inner Beingness. This is the essence of meditation, in my experience, and a skill that is well worth cultivating!

2 Responses to “Mastering – the art of listening deeply”

  1. First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Many thanks!

    • Vani says:

      Thanks, Kristen.

      As a rule, I only write when I have an inner prompting. If I need to write because of a deadline, then a short silent meditation would help to center me in preparation. I find that when the inner space is cleared, the voice of the intuition can speak more clearly.

      I love to meditate and do so on a regular basis. Ideas and promptings come up in meditation sometimes, but often the effect of the meditation unfolds slowly throughout the day. It seems to clear up the debris and make way for inner clarity! I also find meditation to be renewing and energizing.

      What do you write about?

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