Mixing

This is a very exciting time to be creating. Using the internet, files can be sent back and forth at lightning speed. You are no longer limited by geographic limitations determining who you can work with. Online Mixing takes advantage of high-speed internet to deliver fast, high quality, creative mixes at a reasonable price.

I know there are plenty of Online Mixing services out there. Why choose me? For one, when you purchase a mix from me, you know who will be doing the work.

I have the experience and creativity to bring your mix to the level it deserves, I will work tirelessly until we get it there. Revisions, up to a point, are included in the fee, so there are no hidden charges and the best part is, all of this is surprisingly affordable.

Online Mixing.

The idea for this service came about because I saw a change in the way clients were making and creating their projects and a need for quality should be maintained during that process.

If you are searching for a mix engineer to mix your project, you have a big decision in front of you. Always remember, when it comes to mixing, you get what you pay for.

Please check out the information on this site. Look at my credits. Listen to my mixes. If you like what you hear, I would love to discuss your project with you and see how we can build a long-lasting working relationship.

Above all, whether you choose to hire me, or not, do your research so you don’t end up spending money on a mix that you are not 100% happy with. At the end of the day, it’s your name on the project. You need to love it 100%, and that’s the most important thing.

 

How It Works.

Once all your tracks are recorded, we will arrange for you to send me the session files. You can use any one of the many online services for this, such as wetransfer or dropbox. If you have an account with another file sharing service, that’s fine too. You can even mail me a DVD.

Once I receive the files, I will check to make sure everything is in place, the session loads up properly and there are no missing files.

During this time, we can discuss your vision for your project, any references you have, rough mixes or other styles of work that you want to emulate, etc.

Once we have a good idea of where the mix should go, I will perform a mix on your project, using all the tools at my disposal as well as my thirty plus years of experience in the audio industry. During the mix, you can have as little or as much involvement as you like. You can either leave it to me and let me “do my thing,” or we can send rough drafts back and forth. Whatever is most convenient for you.

When I have a mix ready, I will send you a high-quality reference file for you to listen to in your own, familiar listening environment. Most artists and producers prefer this, rather than attending a mix session in a studio where they are unfamiliar with the monitoring environment.

Now is your opportunity to give me your feedback. Any suggestions or comments you have about the mix will be addressed and a new version will be sent to you.

The important thing to note is, I’m not happy until you are happy. The mix will not be considered “finished” until you sign off 100%. That means you won’t be charged for revisions, up to a point, and I will work until you are thrilled with your mix. The only exception to this is if you decide to add or change parts once the mix has already been approved. In this case, we can discuss a nominal additional charge.

Once the mix is completed, I will print 24bit or 16bit / .wav files, as required, at an optimal level.

 

Prepare Your Mix.

These are some basic guidelines to help you prepare your session for a successful mix. They aren’t steadfast requirements, but it would be helpful so that I can spend my time mixing your project, rather than fixing things that weren’t done correctly.

Session Format.

I use Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and Nuendo. If you are using any of these DAWs, just check with me for compatibility first, you can simply send me a copy your session and I will be able to load it without further changes.

Bounce Your Tracks.

If you are using another DAW then you will need to bounce out your individual tracks as .wav or .aiff files. I prefer 24 bit / .wav files, but if you are already using another format, that’s fine. Consult the user documentation for your DAW for explicit instructions for bouncing tracks.

When you bounce your tracks, please bring the faders to unity gain (0). If your faders are very low, the resulting bounced files will also have a very low volume. Also, please remove all effects such as eq, compression, reverbs or delays. The only exception to this is if it is an effect that is an integral part of the sound. When in question, just bounce two copies of the sound, one with the effect and one without.

If you are using any software instruments please bounce these down as .wav files as per the instructions above.

Most importantly, make sure each audio file is bounced from the beginning of the session, even if that means there is blank space. This way, everything will line up correctly when I import the files.

If you bounce your .wav files from Logic, Cubase, or any other DAW, you might want to convert stereo files to mono whenever they contain mono sounds. This will save time and bandwidth in the transfer, and make sure all the files are in the correct format.

Send Me The Session Files.

Once we book your mix, you can send me your files via any one of the many online services.

 

What You Will Get.

My mix packages include every aspect of the mix, based on what the project needs.

For Music clients, my basic mix package consists of the following mixes:

  • Main Mix (mastered – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Main Mix (not mastered – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Instrumental Mix (no vocals – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Acapella Mix (vocal mix only – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Backing Track Mix (no lead vocals – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)

 

For Post Production clients, my basic mix package consists of the following mixes:

  • Main Mix (mastered – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Main Mix (not mastered – any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Music and Effects Only Mix (any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Music Only Mix (any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Sound Effects Only Mix (any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • Dialogue Mix (any sample rate / 24bit or 16bit / .wav file)
  • If there are any other mixes you need, no problem.

I’m not happy until you’re happy. In other words, I will continue working on your mix until you are completely happy with it. Usually, this happens within a couple of short revisions.

This is all included at no extra charge, as revisions, up to a point, are free.  The only exception to this is if you were to add new parts after the mix has been approved, but if that situation arises, we can work out a small additional fee.