We treat your music with the utmost respect and always endeavour to provide you with a mix that is rich in dynamics, depth and musicality, whilst catering for all genres. We strongly encourage communication and are always happy to discuss in detail your ideas as well as our own so that we can achieve the best possible outcome.
We mix primarily in Pro Tools (versions 10 and 12), utilising a wide range of specially chosen high-end plugins, but we also have a few choice items of outboard gear from manufacturers such as Neve and SSL. To see our full list of software and hardware, please click here.
Please note that songs featuring more than 35 tracks of audio (stereo tracks counted as a single track) or exceeding 6 minutes in duration will incur some additional cost due to the extra workload. Please contact us for details.
Mixing & Mastering Pricing
We are happy to offer mixing and mastering services together in a single package for a reduced rate.
It will typically depend on the size of the project and the complexity of each song. Before work starts on your project we will both agree on a deadline for completion that takes into account the above factors and our current workload.
Absolutely. We want you to be completely happy with the end mix and so if there is a commercially released song that you particularly like the sound of, please let us know and we will do our best to capture a similar feel in our mix.
All we ask is that the reference track is in the same or at least in a comparable genre to your own song, as trying to make a pop ballad sound like a death metal song, for example, might not work out for the best…
Unfortunately not. We find that we work best when we work alone, as it allows us to fully “get in the zone” when mixing. If you have strong ideas about particular elements in your song and how you would like them to be mixed, then we are more than happy for you to provide us with detailed notes before we begin working on the project.
Please supply the files in a multitrack structure, with each individual song element exported to its own audio file, in WAV or AIF format – please do not send us any MP3 files.
The audio files should be exported at a bit depth of 16 or 24 bit, with a sample rate of 44.1, 48 or 96 kHz. We would suggest avoiding 16 bit audio however, as 24 bit will ensure a better quality mix.
Files should be submitted to us via a secure digital file transfer system.
We have no objection to this if it is integral to the sound of your song. All that we ask is that you also send us an additional “dry” version of the audio file with no effects on it as a backup.
Therefore if we do find that we cannot use the original FX-version of the file for some reason, we will endeavour to recreate the desired effect within the mix using the dry version instead.
If a small amount of vocal tuning is required, such as touching up a couple of off notes here and there, then we will usually just consider it as part of the mixing process, but if a significant amount of vocal tuning is required then it will have to be undertaken as an additional production task, and as such will incur an extra cost.
The reason for this is that vocal tuning can be an arduous, lengthy process, which would otherwise eat up a considerable amount of the time allocated to the overall mix of the song.
Ideally we would prefer it if the files that we work from are free from background hum, distortion, clicks and pops etc, but we appreciate that anomalies do happen from time to time.
With this in mind we will spend up to one hour per-song on error correction, free of charge. If additional time needs to be spent on error correction it will be charged at £12 per hour, but we will always contact you first to find out how you would prefer to proceed.
During the mixing process we will use the multitrack files that you submit to create a fully balanced, dynamic and polished song. The finished mix will typically be summed to a single stereo audio file, in a format of your choice (eg WAV, AIF, MP3 etc).
Yes. We understand that your songs are very personal projects and we want you to be completely happy with them. So as part of our aftercare service, once you have received the first completed mix, we allow up to 10 reasonable revisions per-song, free of charge. Examples of reasonable individual revisions could include:
- Increasing the level of the lead vocals.
- Boosting the low end of the mix.
- Reducing the amount of reverb in the mix.
- Removing unwanted effects from a track.
The only caveat is that the free revisions should take no longer than two hours to implement per-song. Any further time that needs to be spent on revisions will be charged at a rate of £12 per hour, but we will always contact you beforehand to make sure you are happy to proceed.
To hear examples of our mixing work, please check out the Past Projects page.