So I'm not talking about normal A/B mixing here. I haven't been able to test this idea yet because I'm waiting for some bass strings to arrive. I have minimal equipment and not a great amount of experience. People often say you should A/B your mix with professionally recorded tracks to check they are in the ball park, but that this is not a replacement for room treatment and experience. My idea then is to take a track that is in the ball-park of the genre of music I am writing. Then take a small section of it, recreate the drums and record the guitars and then sit it next to the original track and mix it until the difference is so close that it is a matter of preference as to which one is best. Once you have achieved the above you will then have a template to record your song in and it should be pretty close to the professionally recorded track you were A/B-ing (in terms of the mix). Thoughts? I'm going to take the song Reptile by Periphery, record a small part of it and then mix it based on A/B-ing with the original track and utilizing the advice of Adam Nolly GetGood.