I have heard this term "Critical Listening" could you or someone give me a definition of this that can be applied while monitoring the "mix"? When I listen to a project as a whole I will adjust certain tracks, level and EQ and then sometimes I will focus on a particular track and when I do, that track seems to become louder so I adjust, but I am not sure if that is the correct procedure for mixing. I also seem to bury the vocals in the mix. I suppose because I am not confident in my singing. People that listen to my projects always comment on the vocals not being out front so there seems to be some psychology involved in listening. Any Advice?