Once I have recorded the raw tracks of a live performance I mix them using a large computer system in a good acoustical environment with a high quality, properly calibrated monitor system. This gives me complete control of the balance of the recording after the fact and I can refine the mix with great precision. The system has the ability to make changes in level and tone of individual tracks and store and edit these changes so I don’t have to do a complete mix “on-the-fly. This is very helpful with live recordings where there are often imperfections requiring “surgical” precision. I like to think that I’ve become very good at this mixing process, I’ve spent many hours refining my techniques, and can produce a great sounding recording without losing the “live” character.