5 Ways to Improve Your Mix
Before you jump into the mix make sure you edit every track. Solo each track and listen for pops, humming, background noise etc. If you have recorded any vocals or live instruments delete or mute space where the sound is not used in the arrangement. When compression is added to the mix all background noises, headphone bleed, and click tracks will potentially become more noticeable. To be safe, edit and delete any extra tracks not being used.