I'm curious how other people do this. I've never actually had to mix an M&E before as it was all done for me in the mixer routing in ProTools (I also had totally clean dialogue as the shows were all animations).
Now I'm doing a live-action show that will have all the footsteps etc. replaced to create the M&E track.
I'm thinking of either mixing all the extra sfx/foley along with the dialogue so that it will be at an appropriate level with regards to the actual mix, or would it be better to just mix it as a seperate thing so it sounds correct and imagine how it would work underneath dialogue.