You put your heart and soul into your music.Don't Let Your Mix Break It!
You have worked hard on your music.
You want it to be heard and appreciated by both current and future fans.
The last thing you want is to hate the sound of your own songs for the next decade. I’ve been there myself, and it’s a terrible feeling.
The mixing and mastering process of your music can either
make it or break it, so make the most of it.
“Once you release those songs,
they are out there…forever”
Let’s create something that makes you proud.
You’ve written songs you believe in. You have a vision for the sound.
Now it’s time to put your baby into the hands of someone else.
That’s where I come in
MixingMastering.Online will work with you; turning your vision into a finished, polished recording that you feel proud of and that your fans can enjoy for the rest of your lives.
So What Do You Get?
(Spoiler Alert – You get a damn-good mix for one thing!)
Guitar and Bass Re-amping
First things first; if you are using a Guitars and Bass, you may well have spent a great deal of time coming up with your own tones.
As a fellow musician, I respect that 100%.
But there’s just one problem: those sounds were created in a “vacuum”.
This means that whilst your tones may sound AMAZING by themselves
(or in a rough mix), they were created without any context of the other elements that might be in the final mix (including drum and keyboard sounds).
This is where my experience and re-amping services come into play.
At no additional cost, I will work with you to find tones that best fit your final mix. This may be as simple as tweaking your initial sound,
or it may be a case of creating new tones entirely.
Either way, we always work with what best fits the final mix.
When mixing this type of music, drum samples typically play a large role in the final sound. I love to use the natural drums wherever possible, but this is entirely dependant on external factors that are out of my control.
Creating usable natural drum tones requires an audio engineer that knows his room and what mics to use.
The drum kit itself needs to be a decent quality and it needs to have brand new drum heads that have been broken-in and tuned properly.
The drummer needs to be a hard hitter, with a damn near machine-like consistency. Honestly, there are very few drummers in the world that are able to pull this off. If this is the case with your music, it will be my pleasure to keep the drums as natural as possible.
In most circumstances, I will blend the drum samples in with the natural drums in order to create “the sound” that this genre is known for.
In rare cases, I will 100% sample-replace the drum shells.
If the drums are sent to me as MIDI, then I will spend time
humanizing them (so they sound more natural and less programmed).
When adding samples to a real drum performance,
I will adjust all sample velocity to match the drummer’s play-style.
Mixing is the bulk of the work.
This can include, but is not limited to:
EQ, Compression, Parallel Compression, Limiting, Normalization, Saturation, Automation, Delay, Reverb, Creating Busses and Sends, Balancing Levels, Cleaning Tracks, Making Shit Sound Excellent, Etc.
Remember that all of this is done on 2 of the worlds most sought after consoles – An SSL G+ and a Neve with 1073 Eq. Read some more about the Auckland studio here.
To date, there has only been ONE record I mixed that I did NOT master.
It did not go well.
The mastering process is absolutely crucial to “my sound”, and it’s included in the price of mixing. I’ve never added an additional charge for mastering, as I tend to make the mixing process “all inclusive.”
Mastering seems to be the elusive dark art that no one understands.
Here’s the most simple explanation I could find:
Now for the not-so-obvious…