Mixing is incredibly important to the overall sound of your music and can make an average song sound professional.
What is mixing?
Mixing involves taking each individual part of your song (hi hat, snare, lead vocal, backing vocals, guitar parts etc) and adjusting the volumes, EQ's and adding effects until the desired results are achieved.
Things that are typically done within the mix include;
Once a mix is done, we send you the completed WAV, mp3 and individual files (also known as stems).
Is it worth it?
You may wonder if the mix is really worth all the effort, does it make a huge difference? The short answer is yes. Take a listen to the audio examples on the right (top). A professional mix can literally make an amateur recording sound professional.
Let me give you an example. We mentioned "balancing frequencies" in the bullet list above. This is widely misunderstood among musicians and even many mix engineers. Your song may have all the instruments you need but a good mix engineer will hear certain frequencies may be missing. Adding those frequencies will immediately make the song sound fuller and feel more "together". It is a strange phenomenon but it makes a huge difference.
We recently worked with Pete Hammond who is one of the worlds most respected mix engineers. He told us that on many hit songs he would add a single note that played throughout the entire song. This background note would be nicknamed the "Glue" as it seems to tie everything together. We have found the same thing, simple use of frequency makes a huge difference. And remember, that is just one component to a professional mix. It takes years to master how to mix an entire song so if you are in any doubt, let us take care of your mixes for you.
Ready to Get Your Song Mixed?
Great news, if you have your song mixed with us we will throw in the mastering for FREE!
Sending Your Files
You will likely need to send us your files. Please read how to prepare your files.
Listen to the before and after example below. It shows how a professional mix can make the difference (regardless of style or genre).