I am curious. How many of you all focus more time on making your music sound amazing than composing it? I find myself doing this at random, but not so much anymore. A composition, in itself, can be made greater with time, but mixing seems to cause significant detriment as more time is spent. If too much time is spent mixing, then mastering becomes a nightmare. Finding the ideal curve is what it's all about, but if something doesn't sit right in the mix initially, you will find it sticking out like a sore thumb when mastering. I found myself running into that brick wall tonight before I had the "oh duh" moment come back. Does anyone else find themselves doing this?