KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
Not all production has to be complicated! Start with the sound and work from there...
Here it is. My first blog.
What came to mind when writing something in the audio production world is how there are so many plugins, techniques, microphones, DAW's etc. you can use to capture sound - it becomes a really confusing maze to get a project ready.
I think the start point is to listen to the audio in its basic form, what are you hearing? Are there frequencies that are jumping out of the mix that need taming or is the audio sitting quite nicely together?
Have a play about with different levels and combinations with volume and panning.
Once you have found this balancing point between the elements, now is the time to begin processing.