The Mixing Process
Fill out the project planner below and get a free quote within 24 hours. The form will provide me with enough information to give you a general idea of cost for your project.
2. UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT
Send your Reaper session or consolidated audio stems using a large file transfer service like WeTransfer, DropBox or HighTail. Zip all files into a single archive and include a rough mix printed from the current version of the song.
After I receive your files, I'll set to work mixing your tracks. Turnaround time varies deppending on the size and complexity of the mix, but is typically 5 to 10 business days.
4. PREVIEW AND REVISIONS
When the mix is ready, I upload a high quality copy of the mix for you to evaluate. I encourage clients to listen to the song in as many environments as possible. Make detailed notes of any changes you want me to make.
5. DOWNLOAD THE FINAL MIX
Once you approve a final mix, I will send you the final mix package including Main, TV (mix minus lead vocals), & Instrumental.
BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR MUSIC!
The mixing stage has an enormous impact on the way your song will be interpreted. While there is no substitute for a dynamic, exciting musical performance, a good mix can enhance every aspect of that performance so that the final result truly makes your song stand out.
The final mix will let you hear and discern all the separate elements with detail. It will add sonic depth, width, and clarity enhancing the overall picture and feel of your song.
Whether you recorded your music at home on modest equipment, or in a professional studio setting, my goal is to make your recorded tracks sound their absolute best, meticulously balanced, impactful, translatable to all listening environments and most importantly, complementary to your song.
LEVELS AND PANNING
Controls and maintain the overall balance and width.
EQ AND COMPRESSION
Fine-tunes and makes each instrument or voice distinguishable. Gives your music coherence, smoothness, presence and clarity.
REVERB AND EFFECTS
Creates a sense of sonic space or depth. Adds unique character to a track or instrument to create excitement in the mix.
Infuses variation and extra detail in a project. Channels flow, and create energy and movement in a production.
LET’S GET STARTED!
FILL OUT THE PROJECT PLANNER BELOW FOR A FREE QUOTE.
Every project is unique. Cost of mixing will be based on production length, track count, whether vocal comping/tuning or complex editing is needed, etc.
Frequently asked questions
How do I prepare my song for mixing?
The best and safest way to prepare your stems for mixing is to bounce them all out as separate raw audio files (WAV or AIF) in the same sample rate / bit depth in which they were recorded without audio clipping.
Do you need DI tracks of bass/guitar?
Do I need a rough mix?
If you have one, please do! While not necessary, this can help me get a better understanding of how you’ve envisioned the final version of your work. Let me know what you like about it and what you don’t. I might want to go in a different direction, but if there are essential elements for you in the rough mix I will respect them.
How much does a single cost?
Should we send you references?
How long is your turnaround time?
How many mix revisions are included?
Do you only mix specific genres?
Not at all! I'm well versed in a variety of genres when it comes to mixing. I am lucky to have worked on music from many different styles and backgrounds.
Can I hear a free sample of my music mixed?
Unfortunately, I cannot provide free samples since this significantly reduces my turnaround time. I pride myself with outstanding customer service, so rest assured you will love your final product (and remember you get 2 free revisions!).
Where are you located? Can I attend the mixing session?
Im based in San Antonio, TX. I have no issues with bands or artist sitting in on their mixing sessions, so long as the time and workflow are respected.
Do you mix "In-the-box" or strictly analog?
I take a hybrid approach to mixing. While leaning towards in the box for heavy processing, I do use my available analog gear for summing, and finalized processing.