We mix music. Whether you’ve recorded with us, at another studio, or at home, we listen with fresh ears to your tracks then we talk with you about your creative goals and how we can make the songs punch. We provide as much or as little creative input on the sound, instrumentation or arrangement as you like.
What is Mixing?
Mixing is the sister of recording.
It’s an opportunity for artistry as well as technical precision. It’s building songs out of raw sound. We listen to what the song is asking for and then we bring the pieces into balance so that the song punches as one cohesive work of art.
We’re your musical interpreters.
Maybe you want your bass to sound like the subway or your vocals to sound like Bowie. No problem. We’re fluent in over six million forms of music. Not only does that enable us to translate your musical vision, but it feeds and inspires our creative input so that we can help you mold and complete your sound when you want support.
We jump in where you need us.
You might know exactly what you want in the mix or you might want a guiding hand. Maybe you’re halfway through a mix, but you just want it to sound better. Wherever you need us, we got your back.
Pricing for Mixing
How much does mixing cost?
We base our prices on the complexity of your song and the number of songs you’re mixing. The more complex the recording is; the longer it takes to mix. The simpler it is; the less time is takes to mix. We spend less time per song talking through pre-production and revising mixes when we work on a complete record rather than a single so per-song prices are lower when you’re mixing a full-length or EP.
Below are our typical prices for mixing. If your instrumentation is unusually complex, your prices may be a bit higher. If you’re only looking to mix vocals and a beat or vocals and guitar, your prices may be lower. We’re happy to review your tracks and talk it through with you.
Things to Know About Mixing
How do I prep my files for mixing?
If you’re a home recorder and have never had your record professionally mixed before, we can guide you through the process. Check out our detailed tutorial just for you: “How to prepare your record for online mixing” (TL;DR – Be organized!). If you’re a seasoned producer/engineer and you know what to do, get in touch to get started! We can accept Logic Pro X, Logic Pro 9, GarageBand and ProTools sessions. (Don’t forget to comp audio, crossfade & flatten your tracks!)
Will I be able to make changes to the mixes?
Of course! After the first round of mixes, you can send back notes for revisions as detailed as you like. We are pretty good at getting to the heart of your goals and translating what you are going for sonically.
What files will I receive during mixing and after mixing?
During the mixing process, we’ll send you high-bitrate MP3s after each set of revisions. After the final mixes are approved, we’ll send you AIFF/WAV files at 44.1kHz / 24bit or higher, depending on how high your recorded sample rate was. Let us know in advance if you have a preference.
What’s the next step after mixing?
The files you receive with your final mixes will be ready for professional mastering. We suggest working with a third-party mastering engineer for projects that we mix. (It’s always better to have a fresh set of ears working on the master.) When we’re not doing the mastering, we work with a few choice engineers that we love. We’ll help you find the best fit for you and your music.
What’s included in the mixing service?
When you work with us to mix your record, you’ll receive the following:
- Final AIFF/WAV files at 44.1kHz – 24bit or higher
- Consultation and advice (online, phone, in-person)
- Discussion about best method of transfer
- EQ, compression, limiting, effects on every track, as needed
- Cleanup of audio, if needed (we’ll discuss in advance what’s possible.)
- Minor timing fixes
- Minor pitch fixes
- Analog summing to tape
- Online delivery
How do I get started?
Send us a note with details about your project and we’ll get back to you right away.