Welcome to our mixing and mastering studio in London. At The Lab Recording Studio, along with our recording and music production services, we have been mixing and mastering albums, ep’s, singles and audio for film for 18 years and have plenty of knowledge and experience working with everyone from music artists and bands to media clients.
If you’ve been wondering if you should have your songs mixed and mastered, we have a few questions below for you to consider:
Are your songs just not loud enough?
Are you’re struggling to balance the elements of your song?
Maybe you just can’t get the vocals to sit properly in your mix or your drums are not fat enough?
If this all sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. Our mixing and mastering service includes one of our professionally trained engineers who will have the technical knowledge and experience to get your songs sounding the way it should for commercial release.
The mixing stage is all about balancing the elements of your song, getting the drums and bass sounding sonically correct, making sure the vocals are sitting right and the various musical parts are not fighting each other in the mix and the stage where various processing is used such as Eq, compression, reverbs, delays and other effects that make up the sound and sonics of a mix.
We will use various techniques to enhance and bring out the best in your songs which will include (if needed) drum doubling – converting your drum hits to midi and triggering samples to layer your existing drums.
We’ll make sure the bass and other instruments are also well balaced to your liking and we also pay great attention to the detail to every vocal track using Melodyne to tune vocals where needed and making sure all vocal tracks, backing vocals are all aligned.
This is the final stage after mxing and is like putting the icing on the cake which adds the clarity & sparkle including bringing the volume to stand proud against any commercially released song.
Using a combination of EQ, compression and limiting, mastering brings the level and sonics up to the industry standard ready for digital distribution, vinyl & CD duplication.
However, the the key to getting an amazing final master is making sure a the mix is on point. If a mix is on point, mastering is not a complicated task and this is why we always reccomend getting your songs mixed by someone who does this almost every day!
With so many engineers and studios out there with all the latest technology available and there are so many choices you can make as to who and where you will mix and master your music.
Ultimately the decsision you make will be based on a number of factors such as cost, the engineer’s experience, equipment and even down to the feeling you get from walking into a studio facility.
We believe that if you decide to work with us, we will fulfil your expectations and deliver your mastered song/s like you’ve never heard it before. How can we be so sure you ask? Well, you’ll have to book us and find out, but a good place to start is to have a listen to some of our clients work and reviews from happy clients.
Are you in another country, or can’t get to our facilities in London?
No problem, we can work remotely with you via our Online Mixing and Mastering service.
All you need to do is send us your audio stems via wetransfer, we will mix and master them and send back to you for your approval.
Unit 2G, Clapham North Art Centre
26 – 32 Voltaire Road
London SW4 6DH
Tel: +44 (0) 207 622 3332
Unfortunately we do not have any job positions, apprentice positions or work experience placements available at the moment but we wish you all the best in your search.
If you are a school or parent inquiring on behalf of a student that wants a placement, although we cannot provide a work experience placement, we are happy to arrange a visit for a chat and some advice on getting into the music industry.