If you want to make sure you get the best out of your mixes, there’s a few things I recommend you check before rendering it to audio. Here are 9 of the ones I consider most important. (How To Make Good Musicallys)
Build Your Own Recording Studio Infographic - Great reference. The biggest area I differ is on preamps. I'd highly recommend looking into the Golden Age Project stuff for pres. They make great clones of high end vintage gear.