How does it work?
You send me a multitrack .WAV or .AIFF audio files of the song or songs by uploading them to Wetransfer, Hightail or Dropbox or by mail on a HD, and I wire you back the stereo master mixes completed to the level of your choice from the selection below.
At the highest level it will involve broadcasting the mix live to your home or studio while in conversation with the engineer. I also suggest you send a Spotify playlist of reference material as a stylistic guide – musical influences and songs you’d like your mixes to sit with.
What do you get?
The mixes you receive for listening reference are ‘jiffy mastered’ 16-bit WAV files which means that they have gone through a basic maximising process so that they can be realistically compared to other records at similar volumes. Once the mix is approved an unprocessed 24-bit WAV file will be created for use in the final mastering process. As well as the final mix, you will also get instrumental and a capella versions for any other eventualities that might occur.
Here are some guidelines for preparing Pro Tools sessions for me to mix:
- Please label your hard drives with the artist, what it is (multitrack, mixes, etc, and anything else you think is helpful like sample rate, bit depth, and TC rate.
- Please check the locations of your audio files. Sometimes we get sessions with missing audio files because they were actually on a different drive or on the previous persons desktop.
- Please check all your edits.
- If you must consolidate then please keep the unedited version in the playlist. This is because sometimes the edits might want to be changed or a couple of cross fades might have been missed.
- Don't assume we have the same plug-ins as you. If the plug-in you are using is apart of the sound then print it and leave an un-effected version in the playlist.
- Installing your cracked plug-ins is not something I like to do.
- A stereo track counts as two tracks not one.
- Keeping the tracks in a logical order can makes things run smoother and faster. For example, keep the vocals together, then all the drums together followed by the bass then all the electric guitars, keyboards, strings, and kazoos.
- Notes about the session are always helpful.