Musically speaking, balance is the relative level of two or more instruments, voices, sounds, etc. in either a live or recorded mix, as through a mixing board, or achieved by placement of musicians in a hall, and by musicians listening to one another, so that dynamics blend well to the ear. In other words, to even out the volume levels of audio so that they do not interfere with each other but rather sound complimentary to the ear.<br><br>Balance can also refer to a comparison in tonal quality rather than just volume, such as the contrast between a light or "airy" sounding instrument timbre with a heavy or "dark" sounding timbre. Equalization, achieved by modern equalizers, adjust volumes at specific bandwidths to achieve balance in overall tone.<br>