Balancing sounds

Balancing is a term used to describe the management of sound levels and Panning in a final mix. The achievement of a well-balanced mix will make sure that all the sounds fit together, that no one sound is so quiet that it can’t be heard, and that no one sound is too loud and overpower others. Balancing will ensure that the final piece is not overly weighted to either the left or the right (in Stereo), and that sounds are spread evenly through the stereo space.