What is mixing?
Audio mixing is a very tedious activity of balancing different audio recordings to bring together and create a cohesive unity of sounds that will be processed, and heard by the average listener as one full unified piece. Mixing can be broken down into 4 different categories.
EditingThe first process of mixing is the editing stage. This involves cleaning up all audio by making time and pitch corrections, as well as cleaning out any noise, clicks, and pops that may be in the recordings.
BalancingThe 2nd process of mixing is sonically and dynamically balancing all elements of the song using strategic compression and equalization techniques.
EffectsThe 3rd stage of mixing is the most creative step. This involves adding in time based effects such as reverb, delay, and modulation to create the desired atmosphere for the song.
AutomationThe last step involves automating certain parameters to build emotion and help keep the listener engaged.
Please read instructions carefully before moving forward. All instructions must be followed to prevent any re-sending of files.
1.) For Pro Tools, Logic Pro, or Ableton sessions please zip up the session folder and upload to server. For all other sessions please make sure all files have no processing or effects on them unless the effect is part of the sound.
2.) Adjust all tracks to make sure master meter is no louder than -6db. Select the entire length of the song starting at 0:00. Export all tracks as 44.1k/24bit or 48k/24bit wav files
3.) Create a new folder on your desktop and name it (SongTitle_YourName_Date). Within that folder create 2 new folders. Name the fiirst one (SongTitle_Stems_Date) and the second (SongTitle_Reference_Date).
4.) Now transfer all wav files into the stems folder, and all reference mixes into reference folder. Compress the main folder by right-clicking and choosing compress.
5.) Click the folder to the left to upload your file to wetransfer. The email you will send it to will be (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once your files have been sent, fill out the form below to complete your requests. Please allow 1-3 days for a response. You will then receive an invoice for the project. You may pay using debit/credit, or PayPal. Please email me if any other payment method is requested.
6.) Once mix is finalized you will receive a 96k/24bit ready to be mastered wav file and a 320kbps MP3 file. You will also receive stems, radio edit ($25 extra if requested), and a TV/Performance track