It Is a devil of a job getting your head around mixing.
I want to get on with my music ,but If you want a decent copy of what you have made,you have to learn slowly.
I am an amateur at this as well and i have now made an effort to get the drums right first.
I am studying the frequencies of the different hits like kick ,snare and so on.
I have managed to make a drum template using XLN Drums and separated the kick, snare,Hi-hats etc and now learning to use EQ on each piece until I have a sound similar to the ones In tutorials.
After that I will have a go at the bass and then build up a song.
I did get a drum track from Toto's africa ,because I like the sound of Quality of that production.
I placed It In a separe wave track and started to do comparisons.
It Is a horrendus jobby trying to get anywhere near the studio quality,but with a fiddle on the drum gain staging and overheads and room,I am getting close.
There Is a hell of a lot to learn just getting the drums right and I shall make templates when finished.
If you can get those drums and bass going with good quality the rest should follow.
It Is all about getting frequencies right and making sure each Instrument sits in It's own space.
"There !! I am starting to learn"!!!
Beieve me me it is not a five minute job,It is a steep learn curve and me at 65,Well!! "I have got to get a shift on"!!
All the best