Mixing

Mixing is the technique of blending all of the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible. This is called “the mix”.

The process can be comprised of:

  • Balancing the levels of the tracks that have been recorded
  • Fine-tuning the sound of each instrument or voice using equalization (EQ)
  • “Panning” the tracks between speakers to create a stereo image
  • Adding reverb, compression, and other effects to enhance the original recording

Mixing sometimes includes a bit of editing – choosing the best bits of every take of a song, and sometimes even building musical elements from scratch. Sometimes there is so much editing involved it forms a separate stage in between tracking and mixing.

Premium Mixing

$200.00

Premium Mix of up to 32 Tracks

(.wav / Trackout + Vocals)
Vocal Tuning & Time Alignment included (within reason)
Final mixdown delivered in .wav & .mp3 Formats
1 Free Revision
3-5 Day Turnaround

Beat Mixing

$55.00

Instrumental Mix

Delivered in .wav & .mp3 Formats
Up to 32 Tracks
1 Free Revision

Mastering

Mastering is the process of turning a song or collection of songs into a final master for manufacturing so that it translates well across systems: CD player, radio, computer, car stereo, phone, etc.

The process involves:

  • Balancing the level and tonal balance (EQ) of songs
  • Controlling the dynamic range – how loud and quiet each section is, for the right musical balance of variety and power
  • Compressing, EQing, M/S Processing and Limiting so the song is polished
  • Creating a secure, reliable manufacturing master, including PQ information, UPC/EAN codes, ISRCs, CD-TextThis can vary from being a very subtle process, involving minor tweaks to polish the existing mixes, to occasionally being a complete rescue mission for problem songs, or where detailed restoration is needed.

Mastering

$100.00

Single song mastering

Industry Quality
Radio ready master
1 free revision
Delivered in mp3 & wav formats