I subscribe to Bobby Owsinski's training. Here's a pretty simple tool he just put out that can help you get your mix balance "in the ball park" quickly. Here's what you do: -Solo each element of the mix -Watch the meter on the master fader (not the track meter) -Adjust the track fader volume to match his recommendations. -Do this for each instrument, Drums, Bass, Guiatrs, Vocals etc........ Following this template will get your mix balance in the ball park before doing any final tweaks.