I was looking through older threads and wanted to know if opinions changed over time. When it comes to the low end of the mix, I used to dial in very steep slopes on kick an bass to get seperation between them. Same for guitars. I think a lot of people that start out mixing, seperate the instruments too much, leaving space in the spectrum to obtain clarity for example. Now I tend to go with a 12db/oct filter steepness giving me better results. I know it's all about the source, but what are you starting out with?