WHAT IS A MIX ENGINEER?
A mix engineer is an audio professional who specializes in only mixing. Because it is a different process than recording an artist, the workflow and skills is different. During the mixing process, the mix engineers reveal every detail of each song, bring it up to the surface and expose it all where they are EQing, compressing, and enhancing the overall sound. Highly educated on the anatomy of all sounds recorded individually and combined, are appropriately described "the MacGyver's of the Studio" where they are highly competent impressively aware so that nothing gets by them.