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Whether you’ve recorded with us, at home, or at another studio, we listen to your tracks with fresh ears. We then discuss your creative goals and how we can make your songs huge and punchy. We give as much or as little input to the creativity of your sound as you would like, you call the shots!

What is Mixing?

Mixing is the next process after recording.

It’s where a mix engineer gets to be creative and add some artistry. It’s building on the raw sound.

We listen to the raw recording and add what’s needed to create a balance that not only has punch but has an unrivalled clarity, for your art.

We interpret your music.

We specialise in Hard Rock and Metal Music so we can dedicate our ears to your music. We think that communication is key, but we understand that it can be difficult to tell someone what sound you are going for. So, we use reference tracks to get a deeper understanding of what overall sound, individual instrument, and vocal sound, you are after.

We are happy to help whenever you need us.

We can help you to improve your mixes, even if you know exactly what you want, we work with you to make your sonic vision a reality. We are happy to give you helpful tips and tricks to get the most from your mix.

Mixing cost.

Prices are based on the complexity of the mix and the number of songs. The more complex the song, the more time we will need to mix it. Working on an entire record will mean less time on pre-production and revisions compared to per-song, so costs are reduced for EP’s and full-length projects.

Typically we charge per-song, but if a song is stripped back then we are happy to review the price for that song. We find that when we mix full-length projects the costs per-song averages out. We are happy to go through any questions you may have, please feel free to contact us.

Preparing files for mixing?

If you have recorded your music at home, we are happy to help you through the process if you are unsure. Here is a quick list that will help:

Once you have everything recorded you need to send the files.

  1. Please make a note of the songs BMP (Beats Per Minute) and time signature and any tempo and timing changes.

  2. Please number all tracks consecutively, across all instruments.

  3. Please name the tracks according to instrument and NOT musician.

  4. Please make sure the files are .wav files.

  5. Please send tracks as individual files.

  6. Please make sure that ALL tracks are consolidated and bounced down at bar 1 or 0 second; start point.

  7. Please keep the individual tracks in their original mono or stereo formats.

  8. Print your MIDI. Include your MIDI file as a reference but be sure to print all MIDI and virtual instruments as audio file.

 

Editing is generally a separate service from mixing, so we usually bundle editing with the recording process. We have a great PDF dedicated to home recording, editing and how to prepare your tracks for professional mixing here:

 

Can I amend mixes?

Of course you can, no problem. We use a tool called File Pass to upload your files. From there you can make amendment notes directly on the wave form, so we know exactly where, when and what you want changed.

 

What files will I receive at the end of the mixing process?

We will send you AIFF/WAV files at 44.1kHz / 24bit or higher, depending on how high your recorded sample rate was. Let us know in advance if you have a preference.

What’s next?

Once the mixing process is done you are ready for professional mastering. We’re happy to master your project but it can be a good idea to with a third-party mastering engineer for projects. (It’s great have a fresh set of ears working on the master.) When we’re not doing the mastering, we work with a few choice engineers that we love. We’ll help you find the best fit for you and your music.

What’s included in the mixing service?

When you work with us to mix your record, you’ll receive the following:

  • Final AIFF/WAV files at 44.1kHz – 24bit or higher

  • Consultation and advice (online, phone, in-person)

  • EQ, compression, limiting, effects on every track, as needed

  • Clean up of audio, if needed (we’ll discuss in advance what’s possible)

  • Minor timing fixes

  • Minor pitch fixes

  • Online delivery