Mixing Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Mixing Quotes from Antonio Tabucchi, Peter Capaldi, Mitchel Resnick, Blake Lively, Rebecca Sugar. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I don’t want to promote my own image either. I don’t like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
Antonio Tabucchi
My Italian granny and my mother made great spaghetti, but it wasn’t a kind of southern Italian, Godfather-esque kind of thing – it was a wonderful, big mixing pot of all kinds of people – when you came home from school and your mum wasn’t in, there were lots of people you could go to.
Peter Capaldi
With ‘Scratch,’ our goal is to allow people to mix together all kinds of media, not just sounds, in creative ways. We want people to start from existing materials – grabbing an image, grabbing some sound, maybe even bits of someone else’s program, and then extending them and mixing them to make them their own.
Mitchel Resnick
Design, whether it’s on your body or in your home, is the same thing. It’s mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns – elements that you wouldn’t often put together in an interesting way.
Blake Lively
I’m really inspired by the show ‘Future Boy Conan’ from the ’70s. It’s a really beautiful show, and I love shonen anime and shojo anime, and I like the thought of mixing them together.
Rebecca Sugar
There are things I like about fancy Southern food and there are things I really love from just down-home Southern cooking. So mixing those two together would probably be right up my alley.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
I’ve always had a fascination about mixing music.
Blake Michael
I came from a strong jazz/ singer-songwriter/folk influence, but in L.A., I learned how to have a balance between all these genres and R&B music and hip-hop, mixing them all together.
I’ve always had a fascination about mixing music. So I downloaded an application and started messing around with it, and it just built up from there.
Blake Michael
Notebooks allow for all kinds of record-keeping, and I kept one myself as a kid. I was attracted to mixing up words and pictures freely, since that’s how I think.
Marissa Moss
Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day.
ASAP Rocky
I’m actually doing what I like doing, which is mixing opera music and classical music with soul and folk. And I was writing and talking about what I’ve actually experienced, and I don’t think that’s very common.
Benjamin Clementine
I’m a liberal arts comedian and the definition of liberal arts is all spheres of human knowledge, coexisting, mixing and influencing each other.
Adam Conover
On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd’s of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.
Cecil Beaton
The Clintons engage routinely in corrupt practices, mixing their political power with their nonprofit work to make themselves rich, while not standing up for the little guy.
Mercedes Schlapp
I try to listen to a lot of music when I’m in the mixing process of a record, when I’m in post-production and trying to get everything to sound a certain way.
Jay Reatard
I definitely try to go above and beyond with live mixing and scratching.
Statik Selektah
Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
Nat Turner
Cultures and races are mixing in a very organic way in the world, and that should be reflected in film and television.
Mahershala Ali
I do not stick to one style only and prefer mixing and matching brands with sort of casual-meets-cool sentiment.
I feel like a hit will come whenever it does, but I don’t want to sit in a studio trying to figure out the magic formula and mixing spices and trying to come up with the perfect song.
Jacob Whitesides
Music feels so environmental to me, especially the process of working with synths or mixing. I started thinking about music as a psychological landscape as well. It’s a landscape of the mind.
Caroline Polachek
I am sorry, but recording an album is just hard work; tedious, repetitive, and not very fun at all. Mixing is a bit better, but still pretty boring.
Varg Vikernes
Sometimes I had to spend a whole day mixing a boiling mass with a heavy iron rod nearly as large as myself. I would be broken with fatigue at the day’s end. Other days, on the contrary, the work would be a most minute and delicate fractional crystallization, in the effort to concentrate the radium.
Marie Curie
A postcolonial writer who has often been credited with mixing the mundane with the magical, and history with fiction, is Salman Rushdie.
Amitava Kumar
I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now – no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore.
Alexander McQueen
When you have a Green Lantern mixing with a foil like Batman, you get scenes that are comic-book history. There’s the epicness of it all.
Jim Lee
You become adept at mixing different colours, looks and trends as you grow older.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda
I’m not really a knob-twiddler. I always work with an engineer; I’m not super hands-on when it comes to mixing boards and computers. I’m much more about what I’m hearing and what it needs to be like. I deal with songs and ideas and instruments.
Danger Mouse
I really respect certain brands, mixing and matching and having your own look regardless. Having a bold look.
Kevin McHale
A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
Augustus Hare
Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it’s the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
Jorge Garcia
Yeah, it’s every parent’s worst nightmare, to lose connection with your children, to not fully engage with them or have an understanding of what crowd of people they’re mixing with, what they are watching online.
Daniel Mays
I started out trying to play more straight-ahead jazz. I went to Berklee in the early ’60s when it was a brand new school, and so there was no fusion music. There wasn’t a lot of mixing together of different kinds of music at that time, so jazz was kind of pure jazz.
John Abercrombie
I like mixing things. I wear a lot of boots. Love boots. And then jeans, but I like to wear them with a really ruffly top. Or I love high-waisted anything.
Elle Fanning
I think with everything I do, I’m trying to just come up with new ways of creating music and mixing styles together. That’s just what’s fun for me to do, to try to make myself inspired.
Ludwig Goransson
I like big shows, a lot of volume and a lot of energy. I love electric instruments. But I do love mixing those with bluegrass instruments and cranking those up, too, with a little bit of that rock energy.
Dierks Bentley
I was mixing iced tea and lemonade in my kitchen since as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until some time in the early 1960s that it became associated with me publicly.
Arnold Palmer
I’m a fan of mixing cultures together.
Nora Fatehi
The Band is probably the ultimate example of people taking all kinds of music, from gospel to blues to mountain music to folk music to on and on and on and on and putting them all in this big pot and mixing up a new gumbo.
Robbie Robertson
We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world.
Siobhan Davies
Matching your hat to your shoe to your bag, or your necklace to your earrings, has a tendency to look dated. Mixing up your accessories adds interest to an outfit, and can make you look much more modern and polished.
Stacy London
My looks vary, but I definitely think about it and plan. I like to shop, too, so I’m always mixing it up. But normally, I’ll be wearing something like a college T-shirt and a sweater, something like that. But I definitely have to plan.
J. R. Smith
But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we’re trying to go toward a sense of realism – toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we’re mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
Jim Henson
I love mixing Indian and Western.
Vidya Vox
I love mixing and matching patterns, styles old and new, feminine and masculine and drawing inspiration from characters like Annie Hall.
Sydney Wayser
As an only child you don’t have many people to play with, and mum was strict about not mixing with kids on the street, so I played by myself.
Denise Lewis
I did go to fashion college, where I was a little punky, a little Bow Wow Wow. I wore red eyeliner. At the time, Vivienne Westwood was really big, so it was a lot of that. London was having a really big moment. I was mixing vintage with things I had made.
Maria Cornejo
All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres.
Pedro Almodovar
You don’t see me in the club. And the reason is because I would rather be in the studio mixing these musical potions. Now sometimes they blow up in my face, and there’s a lot of smoke. But that’s who I am. Music is what I do.
R. Kelly
In designing my bridal collections, I love mixing luxe fabrics, which give the most beautiful texture and dimension to my creations.
Reem Acra
The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I love floral prints for little girls, and I love mixing prints.
Kourtney Kardashian
In high school, during lunchtime I would go in the room where the wrestling mats were and try different flips and different moves. Like windmills. I just started mixing martial arts with jazz and contemporary stuff and it would get mashed together and became my style.
Caity Lotz
Most electronic equipment uses the principle of amplification. You need filters, modulators and mixing equipment which have gain stages. By piling these components up, I was able to work without any sound generators and I made several pieces in that manner.
David Tudor
I think my heritage makes me very open to try things, taking on different flavours, mixing it all up. I find that exciting.
Rachel Khoo
Engineering and mixing are absolutely key. Once a song is done, for me personally, it’s usually two or three days to get the mix down.
Dr. Dre
I am actually wearing slacks on the show more than I ever have – it is now acceptable, and I like mixing it up.
Mary Hart
Part of my success with urban bachata is reinventing yourself as an artist and continuing to give people different kind of fusions, mixing up the elements and concepts without changing the beat.
Romeo Santos
Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Bertolt Brecht
‘Trumbo’ is conventional in its structure, mixing interviews with archival footage. What I enjoyed most about the film was its liberal use of his own personal letters to friends and family, performed dramatically by well-known actors.
Yance Ford
I hydrate my legs by mixing a body oil with moisturiser and I apply it evenly all over my legs to seal in moisture. For a special occasion I might have a spray tan, which gives my skin a nice glow.
Emma Willis
If I’d lived in Bristol, I’d probably be doing building site stuff, plastering. Probably not the plastering. It would have been mixing. I could always get work from friends who did construction. But I wasn’t into getting up at seven in the morning.
I am a fairly mongrelized person – you know I’ve been a migrant my whole life, and it’s hard to think of myself as any pure one thing. And so I take it, I guess, very personally – this notion that migrants are bad and that mixing is bad and that people from other places are bad.
Mohsin Hamid
I knew I was destined to be a rock star. I just knew it, like I’ve always had the power of foresight. I feel right now exactly the way I felt after I finished mixing my first solo album ‘New York Groove’.
Ace Frehley
‘Defenders’ seems to have a really gritty, hard, uncomplicated vibe about it. Somehow, we made everything sound stronger and more precise than on ‘Screaming Vengeance’ through Tom Allom’s amazing mixing skills.
Rob Halford
My 20s were spent in a room, alone, mixing paints and figuring it all out.
Caio Fonseca
Producing is getting the performances, tracking it, making sure all the parts are there. Mixing is when you take the finished work, and you make sure all the levels are right. It’s putting all the parts together.
Devin Townsend
Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.
Lynda Barry
‘Superunknown,’ maybe more than most albums, didn’t reveal itself to be what it was until the very end – literally until we were three quarters of the way through mixing it.
Chris Cornell
I’ve always loved mixing Middle Eastern instruments into a classical orchestra.
Alexandre Desplat
When I was 16, I started to spend a lot of time in Soho and downtown New York and noticed everyone’s style and the eclectic things people would wear. And that’s when I started to experiment with things like my lipstick and mixing different kinds of pieces and, of course, my hair color.
Justine Skye
With Carlson Gracie, who saw something in me, I started learning and loved mixing together the martial arts.
Vitor Belfort
Back in the day, I used to watch ‘The Cajun Chef’ with Justin Wilson. His mixing would go one way, and his stomach would go the other.
Adam Richman
I absolutely love to relax and have fun. I like socializing; I like chatting. I like dancing, mixing with friends.
Gwendoline Christie
I think my style is definitely urban chic. I love mixing street style with the high-end luxury brands, like Gucci, for example. Quite fun.
Lewis Hamilton
We always did our own mixing.
Stephen Malkmus
I think Hollywood makes the mistake of mixing all these identities and cultures, mostly from the Middle East.
Yasmine Al Masri
Paul has more, I think, of a feel for the stage. Whereas I have it more for the notes themselves. I love record making and mixing, arranging, producing. That I love. I love to make beautiful things, but I don’t like to perform.
Art Garfunkel
As a young artist in New York, I thought about postwar Japan – the consumer culture and the loose, deboned feeling prevalent in the character and animation culture. Mixing all those up in order to portray Japanese culture and society was my work.
Takashi Murakami
I am not one to adhere to silly clothing rules. I love mixing metals, wearing a brown bag with black shoes, whatever.
Chrissy Teigen
When I was coming up, I was, and am, producing, mixing, mastering, and writing everything. I would say that all the time. For one, self-sufficiency is a message that should be put out there: you don’t have to outsource everything. Two, I’m proud of it.
Dressing in an androgynous way, mixing up the masculine and feminine, blurring those boundaries – I’m cool with that. No one should ever be limited by stereotypes of gender, just as no one should ever be limited by stereotypes of race.
Marley Dias
When something is coming off of a Neve board and being laid down on tape, it’s like a warm blanket for the brain. When you’re working in a digital form, it’s so harsh; it’s almost painful. Your ears get more fatigued if you’re mixing all day.
Jenny Lewis
But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound.
Jennifer Lopez
I don’t think unlacquered brass is going anywhere. And I hope the trend of mixing metals continues to live on. The trick to mixing metals is balance.
Jeremiah Brent
Real talent is mixing realism with bluff. Every great artist I really respect has a certain amount of bluff; sooner or later you have to be a conjurer, and conjure images.
Terence Trent D’Arby
I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer.
Lisa Loeb
I believe you learn social skills by mixing with people.
Joe Morgan
I like mixing high-end finds with less expensive items. I’ve been known to pair an outfit from Forever 21 with Chanel shoes.
Peyton List
Once, my writing-avoidance behavior involved me mixing up a cleaning concoction and getting some ancient stains out of the carpet. My wife liked that one.
Tim Pratt
When making tartare, keep everything chilled as you go, including the mixing bowl and plates. Presentation matters, too: The meat should be fridge-cold when served and cut as precisely and neatly as possible.
Claire Saffitz
Even in the investigations into direct production of calcium peroxide in an alkali melt with highly compressed oxygen, it was found to be necessary to bring the high-pressure gas into contact with the suspension of lime in caustic alkali melt by agitation or some other means of mixing.
Friedrich Bergius
Northeastern conservatism is moderate, accepts the modern welfare state, and dislikes mixing religion with politics. Western conservatism is hawkish, hates government, and embraces individual freedom. Southern conservatism is populist, draws on evangelical Christianity, and plays upon racial resentments.
Jacob Weisberg
Mixing in some rusty oranges is a warm way to update your place for fall.
Nate Berkus
I’m not really frightened by experimenting – that’s the main thing. I really like mixing very old beautiful pieces that are from thrift shops or that have some historical value with quite new futuristic things.
Bat for Lashes
I don’t think I have a sense of fashion. But I do have an aesthetic, which I feel is an offshoot of me working in the design industry. For example, if I am mixing and matching prints on my sofas and cushion covers, I tend to do that with my wardrobe as well.
Twinkle Khanna
If you listen to Too Short over the years, that’s me – I’m not hitting every key or every drum or singing every track – but that’s me telling everybody what to do. I like to work with creative people. But when it all comes back, and we’re mixing down Too Short songs, I’m right there.
Too Short
I love mixing in high street stuff and vintage.
Lily Collins
I never wear heels unless I have to, like if I’m speaking at a panel or going to a reception. I’m always in tennis shoes or flats, and I’m definitely someone who does high-low mixing, like wearing Adidas sandals with blazers.
Meena Harris
I had tried painting, mostly to give myself a greater appreciation of the craft and to inform how I looked at paintings. That led to collaging some of the work I had done on paper, and I found myself mixing in found pieces as well.
Matt Gonzalez
I’m always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I’ll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don’t really think that’s the direction I would want to go.
Mike Gordon
Running strips you and works your core, mixing it up with different exercises so your body doesn’t get used to one thing, so you can really get intense with your workout. I never like to stick to one thing; otherwise, you don’t really see that many results.
Mel B
It’s always my mission to try to do something that hasn’t been done before, whether that’s musically, lyrically or in terms of mixing.
Rostam Batmanglij
Jeremy Scott reminds me of Harmony Korine, mixing all worlds and making them into one – you just never know what he’s up to.
I’ve always strived to keep mixing it up, keep doing different things, and work in all different parts of our business.
Jimmy Smits
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn’t hear it that way. I’m not a songwriter.
Charlie Watts
I don’t think people experiment enough with clothing because society tries to tell them what they can and can’t wear. I love playing around with different aesthetics and/or mixing around aesthetics to create a totally new look.
Bretman Rock
Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff. And he did all the mixing. I particularly like the record we did with Logic because Scott Harding did a great job mixing it. He’s really a killing engineer.
Charlie Hunter
I love mixing house and disco with anything bass.
As Christians, we often tend to get our Bible doctrine confused and start mixing truths that were never meant to be mixed.
Tony Evans
I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table.
Mark Oliphant
Hosting ‘SNL’ was something I’d always wanted to do. The show allowed me to play to my strengths – mixing music with comedy seemed like a way into that world.
Justin Timberlake
I don’t know why we, in the art world, cannot unpack things and sort of make hybrid notions of a practice. We’re very rigid. It’s funny, though; in music, we have no problem sampling, mixing and remixing. But in the art world, why can’t we take little parts of history and mix it together?
Mark Bradford
The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.
Paul P. Harris
I was always interested in mixing experimentation with pop music, and Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream – we were all doing it at the same time, just very isolated from each other, all in our different cellars, in different worlds, without the Internet – underground in every sense.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I’ll know when a song’s really awesome, for sure, and I get super stoked, and I’m so high when I’m hearing it back, but then you sit with the record forever. You’re mixing it, and you can really just over-think everything.
Kurt Vile
My favorite thing about decorating is mixing different periods and styles. If you have something that’s old, and you really do want to mix those styles, then you have to add something that’s obviously modern with it. You can’t put a kind of a mediocre thing in the middle.
Nate Berkus
I started mixing my real life stories into my stand-up, and on stage it’s much more powerful.
Anh Do
My dad studies and practices homeopathy and Ayurveda medicine. He’s a strong believer in both honey and milk as forms of healing. Honey is the one food that does not die. It does not expire. Growing up, he’d always be mixing up almonds or turmeric or gram flower with milk to cure a cough or a cold.
Rupi Kaur
When you do cross-breeding of plants, you’re doing this blind experiment where you’re just mixing DNA of different types of cells and just seeing what comes out of it.
Craig Venter
My ears won’t fool me. Even when I do a session on digital, we still warm it up somewhere in the process, in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere.
Steve Cropper
I don’t recall Pakistan ever mixing sports with politics.
Sarfaraz Ahmed
It’s a very interesting thing because I can start mixing a song and leave the room and come back and maybe just slide one lever to a certain point, and it just – it’s a certain feeling that it gives you when you know it’s right.
Dr. Dre
Are your people uncomfortable during meetings and tired at the end? If not, they’re probably not mixing it up enough and getting to the bottom of important issues.
Patrick Lencioni
It’s a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
Pedro Almodovar
Where I’ve arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there’s a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
Andy Partridge
I think anyone who knows the audio process knows what mixing and mastering is.
Jim James
Going forward, I have four different ways of approaching what I want to do – I can generate my own material by writing. I can produce, direct, act, or do a combination of these things, mixing it up.
Noah Wyle
I love mixing prints. The costume designer for ‘Pair of Kings’ and I have actually incorporated the trend for my character ‘Mikayla.’
Kelsey Chow
I basically wake up at five in the morning and grab coffee and just get to the studio. And I have a list of things I need to get done every day. Sometimes it’s just mixing, sometimes it’s actually writing, sometimes it’s writing, recording, and mixing. It all depends on what is necessary that day.
Adrian Younge
Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity.
Abigail Spencer
The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren’t even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.
A. B. Yehoshua
So many of the things I talk about in ‘Reality Hunger’ seem to be the things that ‘The Thing About Life’ does – things like risk, contradiction, compression, mixing modes of attack from the memoristic gesture to data-crunching.
David Shields
Overall, I’m happy how ‘Original Sin’ has come together. It’s an amalgam of all I’ve done at Marvel, mixing the gritty, violent ‘Punisher Max’ stuff with the zany, light-hearted ‘Wolverine & The X-Men’ work.
Jason Aaron
As an actor, I just want to keep mixing it up.
Jimmy Smits
What could be a better recipe than mixing fashion and food?
Chiara Ferragni
I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the ’90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I’m also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs.
Chelsea Leyland
Writing ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ was a fun exercise in mixing just the right amount of the Bard with just the right amount of everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away.
Ian Doescher
I wanted to do a project that was seamless and had all the ingredients from start to finish, from conception to mixing and mastering.
Philip Bailey