I am currently working with a vocalist on producing an EP
I would say we will be finished with it in about 3-4 months
In anticipation of finishing the EP, I have begun researching mix engineers as I know my limitations and do not want to mix
Thus far, all of the mix engineers I have communicated with have told me they want all the tracks in each project “dry”
That being said, I am beginning to wonder why, other than for my own enjoyment, I spend so much time finding the right reverbs, delays, modulations, etc., then automating them, when producing a song if the mix engineer ultimately wants everything dry so they can apply their own effects and automation to the song
It seems all the money I have spent on effects plug-ins is meaningless unless I am going to mix the songs myself
Am I thinking of this in the wrong way?