I’ve chosen this topic simply to render some advice to my fellow engineers/producers. I know how dedicated you are to your work habits in the studio. I sometimes get lost in my work, and hours have passed before I take a break. What results in my neglect is tired ears, strained eyes, and a sore bum. It is recommended for every two hours, one should take fifteen-minute breaks. This will rest tired ears, and allow you to hear what was missed in the mixing process before the break. Take responsibility for your hour work hours, and stick to a schedule that compliments work habits. You will extend the life of your most precious tools.