I would love to work with you on your next project, no matter the style! My Mission: To help you get the best possible sound out of your recorded tracks (even if all you have is a single $100 condenser mic and some software)!
There are thousands of home recording forum posts on all sorts of aspects of mixing and production, however NONE of them are specific to YOUR needs. I have been around the home recording forum scene for a very long time, and I can say with confidence that while there is a lot of great information out there, most of it is difficult if not impossible to put into practice because it isn't personalized.
So I can give you professional advice, professional mixes PLUS I can play a wide variety of instruments (guitar, bass, drums, ukelele, keys). I am also a master slicer and dicer. Do you have a bass player who took 8 takes to get it right, and even then they were slightly off the beat? No problem! I can fix that.
Part of my service to you is that I can also re-track parts of your song as needed and as requested. I use a Universal Audio Apollo interface, I have a stack of great microphones and wonderful instruments at my disposal.
A Larivee D40 acoustic Guitar (one of the last models made in Vancouver, Canada)
Fender Jazz Bass
Upgraded Epiphone AJ solid top acoustic
Advanced Audio Modded Apex 460 tube. I used to hate this microphone and it's nasty 10khz sizzle. Then I had the incredible engineers at Advanced Audio Mod the components and change the capsul. Now it's dreamy and WOW! It sounds incredible on vocals and stringed instruments.
SE V1 Dynamic Mic
Beyerdynamic DT990 pro
Sonarworks Sound ID Reference Studio
Plugin Alliance Mega Bundle
Universal Audio Plugins
Izotope Ozone 10 Advanced
UAD Apollo interface
Coming Soon - Waves Plugins
Before you close this page, think about this:
You retain all of the copyright, mechanical rights, performance rights, distribution rights and all other rights to your music. That means I will never sell your music for profit, and I will not put your music up for promotional material unless you give me permission.
In the spirit of giving clients the most bang for your buck as possible, you get the following with my service:
A professional sounding mix that is ready for mastering
performances that are significantly tighter that the originals (where needed)
re-tracked parts or parts added in wherever needed.
It's important to keep in mind that a final mix is not the same as a final master. The techniques that I use to get your mix up to commercial viability will serve to make your mix master-ready. For a full mastering treatment of your song, consider my mastering service! If you get your song mixed with me, I highly recommend that you use a different person for mastering. The more "objective ears" you have on your music, the better! However, if money is tight or you are happy to have me master a track for you, I am more than happy to do it! But remember, a final mix is not meant to be *the* final version of your song.
Mastering is the process finalizing your mix for distribution. And in the case of a collection of songs, mastering is the process of finding the 'center of gravity' in all of the songs and gluing them all together into one cohesive whole. If you are planning to distribute your album via CD, mastering also includes something called DDP. This is a file that contains all of your tracks, with proper spacing between tracks, as well as ISRC codes embedded right into the tracks. A CD manufacturer will take your DDP image and be able to mass duplicate it without errors.
When I give you samples of your mix, I will apply some loudness maximization just so that you can crank the mix. But I highly advise my clients to wait until the mastering stage to sweeten up your mix.
The approach that I take to mixing is to mix with mastering in mind. I do not use limiters, compression or EQ on my mix buss. I leave this to the mastering stage so that the mastering engineer can work with the dynamics and balance of the song to transparently and effectively bring the mix up to modern commercial standards and Loudness.
If you like what you hear and would like me to mix more of your songs, or if you want to take it the next step and let me do some production, read on ...
The internet gives us a wonderful platform to use, and I will step you through the process of submitting tracks you have recorded for mixing. I will help you to get the best possible sound out of your recorded tracks (even if all you have is a single $100 condenser mic)!